Laura K. Sitar



A Partner at Pleiss Sitar McGrath Hunter & Hallack, Laura Sitar defends employment, professional negligence and elder abuse cases and provides invaluable employment related risk management services to help clients avoid litigation. She litigates cases on behalf of both individuals and companies involving all types of employment actions including harassment, discrimination, wrongful termination, retaliation and wage and hour claims. Her years with Wroten & Associates provided her with a unique understanding of the many challenges facing long term care providers.

After a 15-year career in corporate management, where she directed the human resource function of a 2000 employee, $100 million region, Ms. Sitar became an attorney. She began her second career in law 16+ years ago as an associate with a prestigious healthcare defense firm before joining Wroten & Associates, subsequently Pleiss Casey Sitar & Ross where she is a Partner. Ms. Sitar graduated cum laude from Tufts University, in Boston Massachusetts in 1979. She attended Western State University, College of Law, were she graduated summa cum laude and valedictorian of her class in 1998. While at Western State she clerked for Justice William Rylaarsdam on the California Court of Appeals and successfully argued a sexual harassment and retaliation claim before the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. She was a recipient of the 1998 Fellowship of the American Board of Trial Advocates. Ms. Sitar has been a member of the California State Bar since 1998 and is admitted to practice in U.S. District Courts throughout California.

Ms. Sitar has participated in multiple mock elder abuse trials at the University of Southern California (USC) and has presented for the California Assisted Living Association (CALA) as well as other organizations. Ms. Sitar has also written numerous articles. She is a member of the Defense Research Institute (DRI) and the California Association of Health Facilities (CAHF).