Laurie S. Poole




Legal Practice. Laurie Poole has extensive experience representing common interest developments, including master planned communities, large condominium projects, mixed-use, and highrise developments. The majority of her practice involves interpreting and amending governing documents, advising boards on compliance matters, addressing governance and insurance issues, and enforcement of governing documents.

Industry Activities. Laurie is an active volunteer for the Community Associations Institute (CAI) and the California Association of Community Managers (CACM). She is currently a member of the Board of Directors of the San Diego chapter of CAI, having served as its President. Laurie is a frequent speaker at industry events and has published numerous articles on common interest development law.

Case Law. Ms. Poole is also a member of CCAL's Amicus Review Committee and devotes time to shaping the laws governing California's community associations. Laurie has already had a significant impact in our courts of appeal. Ms. Poole was appellate counsel in Quail Lakes v. Kozina (2012), trial and appellate counsel in Mission Shores v. Phiel (2008), and trial counsel in Fourth La Costa v. Seith (2008). Through her efforts, nine appellate decisions have become published case law in California.

  • Fellow of the Community Association Institute's (CAI) College of Community Association Lawyers (CCAL)
  • Member of the Board of Governors of CCAL
  • Member of CAI's Amicus Review Committee
  • Past President of CAI-San Diego
  • Certified CACM Instructor
  • Former member of the Legal Advisory Steering Committee for the California Association of Community Managers (CACM)
  • Frequent speaker and writer for both CAI and CACM


Juris Doctor, University of San Diego School of Law; member of Law Review

Bachelor of Arts, double major in English and Sociology, University of California, Santa Barbara


U.S. Supreme Court

I wanted to take this opportunity to thank you for our years together. You will always have my undying respect and admiration for all that you have done for our association. -Larry H.

Thank you for sharing your valuable time and wisdom to help our managers understand this year’s new statutes and case law… [You are a] terrific and engaging speaker… Having you speak was an honor for us… You have our deepest appreciation. -Lisa Sutton, Esq., FirstService Residential

I’d like to add my heartfelt thanks, as well. We’re honored that you took your valuable time to prepare our managers to face elections, inspections, and other changes to the association legal landscape come January 1… [You have] our enormous appreciation. -Kelly Lee, West Region VP,FirstService Residential

Congratulations to Adams Stirling and Laurie Poole on the addition of Laurie to your fine cast of attorneys. An excellent move on both your parts! Laurie is one of my favorite attorneys: good-natured, no-nonsense and knowledgeable. Well done! -Sharron Badham, CCAM, PCAM, Association General Manager

Awesome!! I really like working with her. She does a great job. -Cori Shipp, AMS, CMCA, PCAM, Lindsay Management Services

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Suite 920
San Diego, CA 92108
(800) 464-2817

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