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Lauren Pietsch

Lauren Pietsch

Managing Attorney of the Pre-Litigation Department


Lauren graduated from University of San Francisco Law in May of 2014, and was admitted to the California Bar Association in December of 2014. Upon graduation, she began working at a personal injury firm in San Francisco, focused on helping individuals severely injured in traffic accidents. During the 7 years she was there, she worked her way up from Associate Attorney to Managing Attorney of the firm, where she oversaw and managed the firm’s caseload and handled all aspects of a given case, from intake up until trial.

In June 2022, Lauren earned her life coach certification through the Institute for Professional Excellence in Coaching (iPEC). Now, apart from practicing law, Lauren is also a high-performance life coach who specializes in helping practicing lawyers and other professionals from overwhelm and burnout. Through her life coaching, she helps her clients restore balance and bring joy back into their lives.

Lauren is passionate about helping the little guy and thrives in an environment where she can do so, which is what drew her to joining the team at GP Law Group. She officially joined the firm in November 2022 and manages the firm’s pre-litigation department, whereby she works on and supervises virtually all aspects of case handling from intake and investigation through resolution. In addition to managing the pre-litigation department, Lauren has been an integral part of the firm’s growth and use of technology in the handling of cases.

Outside of work, Lauren enjoys dancing, yoga, playing cards, hanging out with loved ones, and drinking oat milk cappuccinos

  • B.A. degree in Political Science with honors from San Francisco State University in 2010
  • J.D. degree from University of San Francisco in 2014
  • ProVisors – Newport Group (member)
  • Volunteer – Big Brothers Big Sisters of America (Youth Mentoring)

About Us

GP Law Group was established by founding partners, David Gharakhanian, Jr. and Manee Pazargad; long-time friends, colleagues and classmates throughout their joint studies in college and law school. After honing their legal skills at separate highly respected mid-sized insurance defense firms, they decided to rejoin forces and start their own law firm. Their strong bond and long-established foundation make them a successful legal team. The law partners set up shop in Beverly Hills in 2011 and have not looked back since.

In 2015, the firm had the pleasure of adding Dirk L. Gustafson, a seasoned and outside-the-box litigator, to the roster.

In 2019, the firm had the pleasure of adding Learned Espinosa, who brings with him a wealth of experience in the field of personal injury. Prior to joining the team, Learned spent over a decade defending clients such as the Los Angeles County Metropolitan

Transportation Authority, Hertz Rental Car, and Target in personal injury lawsuits. Learned’s past experience as a defense attorney gives him a competitive advantage and unique perspective in the handling of cases on behalf of plaintiffs. This wealth of experience and knowledge of defense strategies and arguments has proven to be invaluable in resolving cases and securing the best possible outcome for clients.

In 2020, after a decade in Beverly Hills, GP Law Group moved its offices to the Encino Law Center, located in Encino.
GP Law Group specializes in PERSONAL INJURY matters, including but not limited to automobile accidents, cycling accidents, motorcycling accidents, pedestrian accidents, and premises liability matters.