Northern California

2261 Lava Ridge Court
Roseville, CA 95661
916.780.9050 Fax

Central Coast

200 Sky Park Drive
Monterey, CA 93940
916.780.9050 Fax

Southern California


3401 Centrelake Drive, Suite 670
Ontario, CA 91761
909.937.2034 Fax

Laura L. Crane

Laura Crane is a partner in the Ontario office of Cota Cole & Huber LLP. Ms. Crane represents public entities, business organizations, and individuals in a wide range of municipal and business litigation. Ms. Crane also acts as a non-litigation advisor to public agency clients on a wide variety of municipal laws and regulations. In 2013 and 2014, Super Lawyers named her a Southern California Rising Star for municipal law among the top 2.5 percent of lawyers in the region age 40 and under or practicing law for ten years or less. In 2014, Ms. Crane was named to the “Top 40 Under 40 Litigation Lawyers – California” by the American Society of Legal Advocates.

Ms. Crane has represented a number of public entities throughout California, including eight cities in the Inland Empire and multiple special districts, in a variety of contexts. Ms. Crane assisted these entities with issues concerning the Brown Act, the Public Records Act, the Subdivision Map Act, the First Amendment, land use and planning, housing and development, state and federal housing laws, and code enforcement.

Ms. Crane has also represented developers, real estate owners and tenants in an assortment of litigation matters, including title disputes, construction litigation, evictions and general contract claims. Ms. Crane is a member of the International Council of Shopping Centers (“ICSC”) and Commercial Real Estate Women (“CREW”).

Ms. Crane’s litigation experience includes dangerous condition allegations, title disputes, landlord/tenant disputes, unlawful detainer, development related litigation, land use issues, damages related to construction and inverse condemnation. She has had multiple successes, including:

  • Represented a southern California city in resolving litigation filed by the United States Department of Justice and private property owners alleging the city used zoning laws and code enforcement efforts in a manner to discriminate against the mentally disabled occupants of group homes.
  • Prevention or obtaining the closure of marijuana dispensaries in six different cities that have banned the operation of such facilities in their city limits;
  • Defeat, at the earliest possible state of litigation, of a junior lienholder’s attempts to rescind a lender’s acquisition of property through foreclosure because the junior lienholder believed the loan was usurious.
  • Resolution of a title dispute related to subdivided property encumbered by deeds of trust secured by parcels that no longer existed due to a lot line adjustment.  The resolution of this matter resulted in the lender being able to acquire title to the property without violating the Subdivision Map Act.
  • Part of a team of attorneys that assisted a public agency in avoiding another public agency’s attempt to recoup $102 million paid to a developer as part of a settlement that was alleged to be the result of one of the largest corruption cases in California.


Ms. Crane is a lifelong resident of the Inland Empire where she continues to live with her husband and children. Ms. Crane earned her law degree from Loyola Law School in 2005 and her undergraduate degree from California State University, San Bernardino.

Bar Admissions:

California Bar: 2005



Laura L. Crane

909.230.4209 Office
909.937.2034 Fax


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