Attorney Lauren Cerri
Lauren Cerri offers powerful representation to victims of childhood sexual abuse. She has represented numerous child molestation victims against the institutions that failed to protect them.
In 2016, she was named Trial Lawyer of the Year by the Santa Clara County Trial Lawyers Association for her work in leading the trial team representing victims of child sexual abuse against a national daycare provider.
Cerri's commitment to victim advocacy began after working with child molestation victims early in her career. She gained an understanding of the devastating trauma and anguish experienced by victims of childhood sexual abuse. She has since dedicated her career to the pursuit of civil justice for sexual abuse victims and their families.
Cerri earned her undergraduate degree from the University of Connecticut. She received her Juris Doctorate from the University of Connecticut School of Law in 2008. Before practicing in California, Cerri was named a New England Super Lawyer Rising Star, ranking her among the top 2.5% of area attorneys. The list of 2015-2017 Northern California Rising Stars also includes Cerri, an honor reserved for a mere 2.5% of lawyers practicing in Northern California.
Since joining the Corsiglia McMahon & Allard child sexual abuse legal team, Cerri has worked together with attorney Robert Allard to litigate more than a dozen high-profile cases aimed at protecting the rights of children who have been victimized by sexual predators.
Her persuasive courtroom tactics have been instrumental in cases successfully resolved by the Corsiglia McMahon & Allard child sexual abuse team against schools, day care centers, and group homes. Cerri and Allard both worked on behalf of the family of Audrie Pott, a fifteen-year-old student sexually assaulted while passed out at a party, then photographed and humiliated at school by her assailants. Audrie committed suicide eight days after the assault.
In pursuit of justice for the Pott family, Cerri and Allard championed “Audrie’s Law.” This law has consequently expanded the legal definition of “rape” to protect those who are unconscious or developmentally disabled.
Alongside her colleagues Robert Allard and Mark Boskovich, Lauren Cerri was honored as a finalist for the 2015 Santa Clara County Trial Lawyer of the Year award and the 2015 Consumer Attorneys of California (CAOC) Trial Lawyer of the Year award for her work in the Audrie Pott case.
In 2015, Cerri settled three cases for one million dollars or more, including a child sexual abuse case against O.B. Whaley Elementary School which resulted in a $15 million settlement during trial.
She currently represents victims in cases involving a wrestling coach and youth group leader in San Ramon, school teachers in Union City and Los Banos, and the providers of services to foster children in Morgan Hill.
Corsiglia McMahon & Allard, L.L.P.
96. North Third Street, Suite 620
San Jose, CA 95112