Sarah H. Lanham

Sarah H. Lanham is a shareholder with Pyle Sims Duncan & Stevenson.
In practice for nearly 20 years, Ms. Lanham is certified as a specialist in Legal Malpractice Law by the State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization and has extensive and broad litigation experience including practice in the fields of professional malpractice, business, real estate, and bankruptcy litigation. Ms. Lanham is an aggressive, successful advocate who enjoys fighting for her clients’ rights, while using her business acumen and common sense to keep her practice reasonable and efficient. In addition, she has earned a perfect 5.0 AV®-Preeminent™ peer review rating by Martindale-Hubbell.

Though Ms. Lanham spent several years defending attorneys and other professionals, she now uses her finely-tuned skills to fight for justice for the clients of those professionals who have committed malpractice.  With her Plaintiffs-side professional negligence practice, Ms. Lanham pursues attorneys, brokers, and other professionals whose errors and omissions have caused harm to their clients.

Though born and raised in San Diego, Ms. Lanham went to Northern California for her advanced education. In 1994, she received her bachelor’s degree in psychology from the University of California at Berkeley. After a brief return to San Diego and an interlude in social services where she worked for two years with developmentally disabled adults, Ms. Lanham received her juris doctorate from the University of California at Davis in 2000.

When not practicing law, Ms. Lanham spends her free time having fun with her husband and their two beautiful children.


Southern District of California (2001)
Central District of California (2001)
Eastern District of California (2002)
District Court of Colorado (2001)
United State Supreme Court (2012)

Presentations and Articles

Avoid the Shakedown: How to Limit Liability Under the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act
USLAW Fall Client Conference (2012)
California’s Emergency E-Discovery Law Can Impact Your Business
Legislative & Small Business Advocacy Committee of the San Diego Chamber of Commerce (2009)
Electronic Discovery: How to Minimize Cost of Business Litigation at Front-End
San Diego Daily Transcript (2009)

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