Lance Cidre



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Before becoming an attorney, Lance Cidre worked for a global investment management firm where he amassed a wealth of knowledge about the financial world while fulfilling responsibilities ranging from trading securities to managing corporate tax issues. This experience, combined with his business-focused mindset, makes Lance a valuable asset to his clients.

While he considers himself a generalist, Lance has spent most of his legal career focusing on several of the most common types of commercial litigation including employment and personal injury law. A stickler for preparation, he recognizes the value of developing a thorough understanding of a client’s business concerns so he can create pragmatic solutions tailored to their unique needs.

Lance is an adept litigator with experience in settlement negotiations and mediation. He has defended cases throughout the state and federal courts of California as well as the California Court of Appeal and Supreme Court and he has also worked on a variety of matters in other states, including Oregon, Washington, Nevada, and Arizona. Whether in the courtroom or at the bargaining table, he always looks to achieve the best possible result for his client.

  • Education

      • University of California, Hastings College of the Law, J.D., 2012 cum laude
        • Editor, Hastings Law Journal;
        • Jessup International Law Moot Court, 2012 (Second Place Oralist Award);
        • Stetson International Environmental Law Moot Court, 2011 (Best Oralist Award);
        • Top Student Awards in Trial Advocacy and Legal Writing & Research
      • Stanford University, M.A., East Asian Studies (China), 2009
      • Stanford University, B.A., Political Science (International Relations), 2006

    Bar Admissions

      • California
      • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California
      • U.S. District Court for the Central District of California
      • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of California
  • Honors & Awards

    • Northern California Rising Star, Thomson Reuters’ Super Lawyers (2016-2017)