Kou Lor is the principal attorney at the Law Office of Kou Lor. His primary practice areas include personal injury, wrongful death, and insurance litigation.
Prior to establishing his own law practice in 2014, Kou honed his litigation skills at Lewis Brisbois Bisgaard & Smith LLP, a national law firm and one of California’s largest firms. At Lewis Brisbois, Kou defended large and small companies, businesses, and individuals in cases involving catastrophic injuries, traumatic brain injuries, wrongful death, premises liability, products liability, professional negligence, and real property disputes. He also defended insurance companies in uninsured/underinsured motorist (UM/UIM) claims.
Prior to Lewis Brisbois, Kou served as in-house counsel for Liberty Mutual Insurance and Safeco Insurance, where he defended their insureds in cases involving motor vehicle accidents, premises liability, and homeowners’ liability. Kou also worked on breach of contract and bad faith claims against Safeco Insurance and its companies.
Kou has comprehensive litigation experience. He has experience in pre-litigation negotiations, written discovery, taking and defending depositions of parties, witnesses and experts, preparation and oral argument of dispositive motions, mediations, and binding and non-binding arbitrations. He also has first-chair jury trial experience, post-trial motion experience, and appellate experience. Kou drafted a complex appellate brief in a contentious real property dispute that resulted in the appellate court overturning portions of the trial court’s judgment.
With his insurance defense background, Kou has an in-depth working knowledge of the insurance industry, their policies, procedures, and practices. Accordingly, he is able to effectively and efficiently deal with insurance companies to maximize recovery for his clients.
Kou was born in a refugee camp in Thailand, and came to the United States at the age of seven. He graduated from Fresno High School in 1999 and then attended UC Berkeley, where he obtained a B.A. in Political Science in 2003. Thereafter, he attended UC Davis School of Law (King Hall) and obtained his Juris Doctorate degree in 2006. During law school, Kou worked as a law clerk for Safeco Insurance and served as a Certified Legal Intern at the Sacramento County District Attorney’s Office.
Kou is fluent in Hmong. He regularly provides pro bono legal services and translation services to members of the Hmong community in Northern California and the San Joaquin Valley.
Aside from practicing law, Kou enjoys spending time with his family, fishing, and playing basketball and tennis.
University of California, Davis (King Hall)
Juris Doctor, 2006
University of California, Berkeley
Bachelor of Arts, Political Science, 2003
Lewis Brisbois Bisgaard & Smith,
Attorney, 2011 - 2014
Liberty Mutual Insurance,
Staff Attorney, 2008 - 2011
Staff Attorney, 2007-2008
Law Clerk, 2004-2007
Office of the District Attorney,
Certified Legal Intern, 2005
1337 Howe Avenue, Suite 106
Sacramento, CA 95825
Phone: (916) 571-5602
Fax: (916) 720-0125