Overview

Sierra Elizabeth has a wide-ranging complex commercial litigation practice including toxic torts and other environmental and products liability matters, trademark infringement, entertainment fee disputes, and breach of contract. Sierra has played an integral role on several trial teams, and has litigated in both federal and state courts, arbitration hearings, private mediations, and negotiations. Sierra also serves as a guest legal correspondent for CNN Headline News.

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Thought Leadership

Press Mentions

Q&A, “Trial Recess: Kirkland's Sierra Elizabeth on Unity Amid Crisis,” Law360, May 4, 2020

Publications

“The Newest Spectator Sport: Why Extending Victims’ Rights to the Spectator’s Gallery Erodes the Presumption of Innocence,” Duke Law Journal 2008

Recognition

Named in The National Bar Association's list of 40 Under 40: Nation’s Best Advocates, 2020

Memberships & Affiliations

Member of the Women in Law Empowerment Forum (WILEF) Global Advisory Board

Member of the Black Entertainment and Sports Lawyer’s Association

Member of the John M. Langston Bar Association of Los Angeles

Member of the Kirkland Diversity Leadership Planning Committee

Kirkland ALLSA Student Group Liason for USC and UCLA Law

Kirkland African-American Affinity Group Coordinator Los Angeles

Credentials

Admissions & Qualifications

  • California

Courts

  • Supreme Court of California
  • United States Bankruptcy Court for the Central District of California
  • United States District Court for the Northern District of California
  • United States District Court for the Southern District of California
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit

Education

  • Duke University School of LawJ.D.cum laude

    Staff Editor, Duke Law Review

    Children and Education Law Clinic

  • The Graduate School of Duke UniversityM.A., Psychology
  • University of MichiganB.A., Psychology; Crime and Justice Minor

    All-American for the women’s track team

    Point guard for the women’s basketball team