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DEVAN R. LARSEN is an associate attorney at GIFFORD, DEARING & ABERNATHY, LLP. Devan focuses her practice primarily in the areas of trust, conservatorship, and estate litigation and administration. She researches, analyzes and writes pleadings and legal documents related to probate litigation including the interpretation of estate planning documents.

Devan earned her J.D. cum laude from Pepperdine University School of Law. While in law school, Devan was admitted as a fellow to the Geoffrey H. Palmer Center for Entrepreneurship and the Law. Devan additionally earned a Certificate in Dispute Resolution from the Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution while at Pepperdine.

While in law school, Devan worked as a law clerk for the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office, in the Hardcore Gang Division, assisting in the charging and prosecution of violent gang members in Los Angeles County. Additionally, Devan worked as a law clerk at Slack and Associates, where she focused on insurance litigation, assisting in the representation of insurers and policyholders in all matters of insurance litigation, including property damage, bad faith, errors and omissions, directors and officers, and business tort.

Devan’s article, Working With Cognitive Errors Caused By Heightened Emotion In Employment Mediations was published in the eighth volume of the American Journal of Mediation in 2015.

Prior to attending law school, Devan graduated cum laude from the University of California, Los Angeles with a B.A. in Psychology. While studying at UCLA, Devan worked as a research assistant and lab manager at the International Center for Talent Development at UCLA, where she attended international conferences, studied psychological commitment to sport, helped develop a measurement scale, and researched athletes’ commitment.

Her associations and memberships include:

Los Angeles County Bar Association
State Bar of California, Trusts and Estates Section

Gifford, Dearing & Abernathy, LLP represents clients in Los Angeles County and throughout Southern California, as well as nationally.