Photo of Catherine K. La Tempa

Catherine K. La Tempa

Los Angeles
T: 213.617.4277
F: 213.620.1398



  • J.D., Loyola Law School, 1992
  • B.S., California State University San Diego, 1978
  • California
  • U.S. District Courts in California
  • U.S. Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals
Thought Leadership

Ms. La Tempa specializes in business litigation.  She has represented clients in a variety of business disputes and against claims of fraud, breach of fiduciary duties, breach of contract, and unfair business practices.  Ms. La Tempa has extensive experience representing insurance companies and their insureds in both first and third party disputes, litigation and appeals.  She has also represented insurers in class actions and complex commercial cases.  She has provided coverage analysis on a number of issues in the context of Commercial General Liability, Errors & Omissions and Directors & Officers policies.


  • Member, American Bar Association
  • Member, Los Angeles County Bar Association
  • Member, Orange County Bar Association
  • Member, Association of Business Trial Lawyers
  • Board Member, Los Angeles County Bar Association Foundation, present
  • Participant, Public Counsel's Adoptions Project
  • Participant, Harriet Buhai Center
  • Member, Pro Bono Committee and Associate Issues Committee, Sheppard Mullin
  • Member, TIPS Health & Disability Insurance Law Committee, American Bar Association
  • Member, Insurance Coverage Litigation Committee, American Bar Association
  • Member, Professionals' Officers' and Directors' Liability Committee, American Bar Association