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Lora A. Ajello

Lora Ajello, a Senior Attorney at Pleiss Sitar McGrath Gates & Ajello, was admitted to the California State Bar and the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California in 2008.

Ms. Ajello graduated cum laude from the University of California, Irvine with degrees in both Political Science and History. At UCI, Ms. Ajello spent a summer interning for the Department of Justice, Office on Violence Against Women, in Washington, D.C. She obtained her Juris Doctorate from Chapman University School of Law in Orange, California in 2008. She was honored in law school for her work as an editor for the Nexus Journal, and received CALI Awards in both Advanced California Civil Procedure and Legal Research and Writing.

During her time at Chapman, Ms. Ajello spent a semester abroad in England studying comparative legal theories and dispute resolution at Cambridge University. Ms. Ajello clerked for the Honorable Judge Kirk Nakamura on his limited civil calendar at the Orange County Superior Court and additionally worked at the Alona Cortese Elder Law Center.

Ms. Ajello is a member of the Orange County Bar Association, the American Bar Association, the Los Angeles County Bar Association, and the Defense Research Institute (DRI). She additionally serves as her sorority’s collegiate chapter Risk Management Advisor. In her spare time, Ms. Ajello uses her understanding of regulations and fair adjudication of issues to serve her community outside of the office. In July 2019, Ms. Ajello was appointed by the Cypress City Council to a four year term to serve as a Traffic Commissioner for the city.

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