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Sedgwick LLP

Alison K. Beanum
Partner

Los Angeles, California
tel: 213.426.6900
fax: 877.547.6580

Irvine, California
tel: 949.567.7806
fax: 877.546.3920

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Biography

Alison Beanum is a trial attorney who effectively defends public and private entities against claims of intentional and negligence-based torts alleged to have caused catastrophic physical and psychological injuries. Her cases range from single-plaintiff lawsuits to high-profile, multi-party consolidated actions. She has broad experience leading teams of attorneys in cases involving allegations of sexual abuse, harassment, product defect, and exposure to asbestos and toxic torts. Ms. Beanum also routinely advises her public entity clients on compliance with various state regulations, including the Tort Claims Act, Brown Act, Public Records Act, and Child Abuse Neglect and Reporting Act. She enjoys partnering with clients to provide valuable, tactical representation, using creative and persistent strategies to manage risks and achieve the client’s business objectives.  Ms. Beanum also enjoys serving as Co-Chair of the Firm's Mentoring Committee and Working Parents Group. 

Areas of Concentration

Complex Litigation; Product Liability; Specialty and Catastrophic Torts

Admissions

California; U.S. District Court (C.D. Cal.); U.S. District Court (E.D. Cal.); U.S. District Court (N.D. Cal.); U.S. District Court (S.D. Cal.)

Education

J.D. (2002) Loyola Law School, Los Angeles
B.A. (1999) University of California at Irvine