Legal Practice. Laurie Poole has extensive experience representing common interest developments, including master planned communities, large condominium projects, senior communities, mixed-use, and highrise developments. The majority of her practice involves interpreting, amending and enforcing governing documents, advising boards on compliance matters, addressing insurance issues, negotiating and drafting contracts and other agreements, and dispute resolution.
Industry Activities. Laurie is an active volunteer for the Community Associations Institute (CAI) and the California Association of Community Managers (CACM). She is a Fellow of the prestigious College of Community Association Lawyers (CCAL) and served as President in 2022. She is a past president of the San Diego Chapter of CAI, a frequent speaker at industry events, and has published numerous articles on common interest development law.
Case Law. Laurie has significantly impacted California’s common interest development case law. She was trial and appellate counsel in Mission Shores v. Pheil (2008), trial counsel in Fourth La Costa v. Seith (2008), appellate counsel in Quail Lakes v. Kozina (2012), and amicus counsel for CAI in Orchard Estate Homes v. The Orchard Homeowner Alliance (2019). Through Laurie's efforts, eleven appellate decisions have become published case law in California.
- Fellow of the Community Association Institute's (CAI) College of Community Association Lawyers (CCAL)
- 2022 President of the CCAL Board of Governors
- Co-Chair of CCAL Governing Documents Task Force
- Past President of CAI-San Diego
- Past Co-Chair of CAI-San Diego Education Services Committee
- Past Chair of CAI-San Diego Publications Committee
- Frequent speaker and writer for both CAI and CACM
Juris Doctor, University of San Diego School of Law; member of Law Review
Bachelor of Arts, double major in English and Sociology, University of California, Santa Barbara
All California Courts
U.S. District Court, Central District of California
U.S. District Court, Southern District of California
U.S. Supreme Court