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Sheppard Mullin Adds Leading Private Wealth And Fiduciary Litigator In Orange County


Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP is pleased to announce that Lauren Strickroth has joined the firm as a partner in the Business Trial practice group and a member of its Private Wealth and Fiduciary Litigation practice. Strickroth was most recently a partner at Best Best & Krieger.

“Sheppard Mullin’s private wealth and fiduciary litigation team constitutes one of the premier practices in the U.S.,” said Private Wealth and Fiduciary Litigation Practice Group Leader Adam Streisand.  “We are confident Lauren will help expand our impressive record of success in the courtroom that has kept us at the top echelon of this niche field of trial attorneys throughout the U.S. and worldwide.”

Jon Newby, Sheppard Mullin’s vice chairman, added, “Over the last few years, our Private Wealth and Fiduciary Litigation practice has grown and their ongoing involvement in some of the most high-profile estate disputes is a testament to their outstanding reputation and expertise. We’re thrilled that Lauren is joining us.”

Strickroth focuses her practice on fiduciary litigation, business disputes, private wealth disputes and litigation involving trusts, estates and conservatorships. She has a broad range of clients including privately owned businesses, private professional trustees, corporate trustees, individual trustees, trust beneficiaries and healthcare agencies. Strickroth handles cases in Courts throughout California, including Orange County, Riverside, and Palm Springs.

In addition to her trial practice, Strickroth acts as outside general counsel for several private businesses, and counsels clients on strategic initiatives, limiting their risk, and avoiding litigation. She received her B.A. from Claremont McKenna College and her J.D, cum laude, from Chapman University Dale E. Fowler School of Law.

About Sheppard Mullin’s Private Wealth and Fiduciary Litigation Practice

Sheppard Mullin’s Private Wealth and Fiduciary Litigation practice includes some of the most successful trial attorneys in the country in disputes over private wealth, most notably involving trusts, decedents’ estates and conservatorships or adult guardianships. The group’s litigators represent clients in cases involving claims of breach of fiduciary duty, fiduciary misconduct and fraud, misfeasance and malfeasance in estate administration, investment mismanagement, financial elder abuse, and will and trust contests. Among the Private Wealth and Fiduciary litigators are the former chair of the State Bar of California’s Trusts and Estates Executive Committee, former editors of Trusts and Estates Quarterly magazine and some of the most sought-after and prolific lecturers and authors of scholarly works in the field.  The team also counsels clients in strategies to avoid disputes both during the estate planning process and in the process of administering estates. They also help clients to stave off the threat of litigation and the expense involved by advising them at the outset on how early missteps can play out in court.


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