- Hobbies: Courtney enjoys running, wine tasting, hiking, and date nights with her husband.
- Favorite TV Shows: The Walking Dead, Seinfeld, Top Chef, The Daily Show, and Burning Love.
- Favorite Breakfast Spots: More Than Waffles, Tart, Bobby’s, Bread and Porridge, and Catalina Kitchen at the Terrenea.
Courtney’s practice focuses primarily on business and entertainment litigation in federal and state court. Representing both corporate and individual clients, Courtney prepared a breach of oral contract case for trial in state court that enabled her team to win by a directed verdict on the first day of trial. She also second-chaired a “bet the company” case, where her clients were awarded $258,000 in damages, attorneys’ fees, and costs, and second-chaired a successful plaintiff’s civil rights case in federal court.
As part of her experience on these winning cases, Courtney has developed significant experience in judgment enforcement and collections, including conducting debtor examinations and other strategies and techniques for collecting civil judgments.
Courtney received her J.D. from Southwestern Law School in 2007 and B.S. in Business Administration from University of Southern California in 2004. When not practicing law, Courtney enjoys running, photography, and spending time with her husband and two young daughters.
- Southwestern Law School, J.D., 2007
- University of Southern California, B.S. in Business Administration, 2004
Honors, Awards, and Affiliations
- Named a Rising Star by Los Angeles Magazine each year of eligibility since 2014
- Member of ProVisors
- Mentoring Association of Mother Attorneys of Los Angeles, Member
Intellectual Property Litigation
- Obtained an arbitration award in favor of film and television company, which included injunctive relief, damages, and attorney's fees, in a high-value trademark infringement case.
- Second-chaired a jury trial that defeated a former employee’s claims for partial ownership of the employer’s company, failure to pay wages, and breach of an agreement to pay the employee’s $80,000 business school tuition. Going further, proved client’s cross-claim for malicious prosecution, winning the client $258,000 in damages, attorneys' fees, and costs.
- Assisted defeating plaintiff’s claim that he was entitled to a 10% commission on all sales the defendant made, forever – a claim valued at millions of dollars – on a directed verdict on the first day of trial.
- Author: “Check Marks the Spot: Evaluating the Fundamental Right to Vote and Felon Disenfranchisement in the United States and Canada,” Southwestern Journal of Law and Trade in the Americas, 2007