Lourdes De Armas
Speak up for those who cannot speak for themselves. Proverbs 31:8
Lourdes DeArmas is an Attorney at AlderLaw representing plaintiffs in catastrophic personal injury, premises liability, and wrongful death cases.
Prior to joining AlderLaw in 2016, Ms. DeArmas represented clients in a variety of cases from contractual disputes, class actions, consumer rights, hospitality injury, amusement park injury, medical malpractice, wrongful death litigation, catastrophic personal injury, insurance bad faith, copyright infringement, and educational fraud. Most notably, Ms. De Armas represented over 800 inmates of the California Department of Corrections in cases involving inadequate medical care and treatment. She also represented over 22 named plaintiffs and a certified class of former students alleging that the post-secondary school violated the California’s Education Code and consumer protection laws by falsely claiming that school was accredited. The case culminated in a multi-million dollar settlement. Ms DeArmas also represented a client in an amusement park injury case that resulted in a design change in the ride. The case resulted in a confidential settlement. Ms. DeArmas is a frequent speaker for continuing legal education for attorneys and has authored several handbooks and articles.
Ms. DeArmas earned her J.D. in 2000 at Southwestern University School of Law School in Los Angeles, California. She was the Chair and Board Member for Public Interest Law Committee from 1997-1999, where she helped raise money to fund pro-bono legal services for the Los Angeles community. As a member of the Moot Court Team, she was a National Best Brief Award winner and a Best Oralist Finalist at the University of North Carolina Craven Memorial Constitutional Law Competition in 1999.
Ms. DeArmas graduated in 1994 with a B.A. in Political Science and Communication Arts from California Lutheran University, Thousand Oaks, where she was a Reagan Library Presidential Scholar in 1994, Speaker of the Year in 1992-1994 and a member of the NCAA Women’s Basketball Team in 1990-1991.
Ms. DeArmas is licensed to practice law in California and is admitted to the United States District Court for the Central District of California, Eastern District of California, and Northern District of California. She is an active member of the Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles.
She has been selected by her peers for inclusion in Super Lawyers magazine as a Rising Star in 2007, 2008, 2010, and 2011.
Ms. DeArmas’ family is originally from Cuba and is fluent in Spanish.