Stacy Freeman is a versatile civil litigation attorney with particular expertise in post-trial motion work and appellate briefing.
Stacy calls upon her combined trial and appellate court experience to successfully counsel clients through all stages of litigation including discovery, mediation, pre- and post-trial motions, briefing, oral arguments, writs, and petitions for rehearing and review. She has handled appeals in both state and federal court involving a broad range of substantive areas, including wrongful termination and retaliation, corporate-successor liability, real estate, probate, and government immunity. She began her career in complex commercial litigation, preparing global clients for trade secrets litigation and federal antitrust review. Stacy’s combined trial and appellate experience has acutely attuned her to the future ramifications of each aspect of litigation. This enables her to lay strong legal foundations so that her clients’ verdicts withstand scrutiny, and to ensure that the record reflects and protects her clients’ interests. Clients appreciate Stacy’s creative thinking, comprehensive research, and clear writing.
Stacy graduated from Columbia Law School as a Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar, and has previously practiced in the litigation department of a major global law firm, in an esteemed appellate boutique firm, and as a Senior Appellate Court Attorney at the California Court of Appeal, Second District.
Arbitration involving successive real property valuations, leading to favorable settlement.
Successfully defended multi-state employer against wrongful termination, discrimination, and defamation charges both in the trial court and on appeal.
Experience handling real estate litigation including disputes over lease interpretation, property boundaries, easement rights, and nuisance claims.
Briefed in the court of appeal issue of intentional tortfeasor’s liability for noneconomic damages irrespective of comparative fault principles, leading to the California Supreme Court’s opinion in B.B. v. County of Los Angeles (2020) 10 Cal.5th 1.
Successfully defended on appeal homeowner’s private easement rights.
Successfully briefed shareholder dispute on appeal, resulting in reversal of judgment following sustention of demurrer.
Awards & Affiliations
Honors & Recognitions
Southern California Rising Stars, 2016-2019
Appellate Courts Section of the Los Angeles County Bar Association