Laura P. Nash



  • Has represented surety companies in litigation concerning the defense of contested claims, bad faith claims against sureties, and the prosecution of indemnity actions to maximize the sureties' recovery.
  • Practice focuses on public and private payment and performances bonds, subdivisions bonds, license and permit bonds and civil litigation bonds.
  • Has assisted clients in insurance regulatory matters.

Great West Contractors, Inc. v. WSS Industrial Construction, Inc. , 162 Cal.App.4th  581 (Cal.App. 2008)  Defended surety against a claim by a contractor seeking payment under a statutory public works payment bond.  The Court of Appeal ruled that the surety had no liability to plaintiff based upon the plaintiff's failure to comply with the strict licensing requirements imposed on California contractors.

Bar Admissions
  • California
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Federal Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Federal Claims
  • U.S. District Court, Central District of California
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of California
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of California
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of California
  • University of California, Los Angeles School of Law, J.D. (1988)
  • Loyola Marymount University, B.A., cum laude
Professional Associations
  • American Bar Association (Tort and Insurance Practice Section and Fidelity and Surety Law Committee)
  • Los Angeles County Bar Association
  • State Bar of California
  • Surety Claims Association of Los Angeles


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