The Law Firm
Founded in 2019
The Law Office of Margaret A. Sedy provides practical wisdom and aggressive advocacy on behalf of individuals and businesses of all sizes. Our main areas of focus are in civil litigation, business law, technology and data privacy, intellectual property, and personal injury. Ms. Sedy is a seasoned civil litigator and trusted outside general counsel. Prior to opening her private practice, Ms. Sedy litigated hundreds of cases in both state and federal court as associate counsel for some of the largest nationwide general liability law firms. She has extensive experience litigating business disputes, breach of contract and fraud claims, personal injury matters, employment and labor law violations, and defamation and First Amendment related claims.
Outside of the courtroom, Ms. Sedy has served as in-house corporate counsel and Vice President of Business and Legal Affairs for mid-market technology companies headquartered in Los Angeles and the U.K., overseeing transactional matters, internet and data privacy, regulatory compliance and employment and labor law matters. As in-house counsel, Ms. Sedy oversaw a team of more than fifteen attorneys and staff in connection with multiple federal regulatory matters, resulting in exceptionally favorable resolutions.
Ms. Sedy brings her diversified legal and business experience to her private clients, providing a broad range of solutions tailored to each client’s specific needs and goals.
Margaret A. Sedy
Margaret A. Sedy graduated Cum Laude from Southwestern Law School, where she was a member of the Moot Court Honors Programs and received multiple awards and recognitions for her academic achievements. She later graduated from the prestigious American Board of Trial Advocates Jack Daniel's Trial School in 2016. Ms. Sedy is admitted to practice law before all courts in the State of California and before the United States District Court for the Central District of California.
Ms. Sedy is an active member of Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles, American Association for Justice, California Lawyers Association, and Los Angeles County Bar Association. She is the recipient of TopVerdict.com’s award for Top 50 California Personal Injury Settlements in 2017.
Ms. Sedy is an Associate Editor of Business Law News, a publication of the Business Law Section of the California Lawyers Association (2019 to Present).
When she's not advocating for her clients, Margaret enjoys playing tennis, hiking and cooking authentic Italian food using family recipes.
Ms. Joy Lakin
Research and Litigation Assistant
Joy Melanie Lakin is a passionate young professional who is a graduate of the University of Miami. Joy holds a Bachelors degree in Music Education from UM where she studied Vocal Performance, Entrepreneurship and Music Business. During her time at UM, she was a founding member and three-term President of the American Choral Director's Association Frost student chapter and the editor of SAI, a women's music fraternity. Joy worked as a music teacher and professional soprano in Miami, FL after graduation and has traveled the world singing at venues such as Carnegie Hall, The National Cathedral, and Canterbury Cathedral.
In 2017, Joy became a JD candidate at Southwestern Law School in Los Angeles California with aspirations of becoming an Entertainment Attorney and combining her passion for entertainment and business. Joy is currently a 3L law student working for Ms. Sedy while completing law school. When she is not working, Ms. Lakin enjoys spending time with her 3 year old golden retriever.
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