Our Story

Lagerlof, LLP was born from the strategic partnership of Primuth, Driskell & Terzian, LLP, Lagerlof, Senecal, Gosney & Kruse, LLP and Phelps Law Group, APC. The combination of these three firms created Lagerlof, LLP - the largest firm in Pasadena. 

Size isn't everything - Lagerlof, LLP has one-hundred and twelve years of experience satisfying clients, and leading the market in strategic legal support. 

Who We Are

With roots dating back to 1908, we have been involved in shaping the legal and business landscape in Southern California for more than 100 years. We stand for innovation tempered with practicality, for thoroughness countered with common sense, and above all else, for impeccable integrity. We strive to be trusted counselors and not just attorneys. Our goal is to establish lasting relationships, and to that end have served many of our clients for decades and some families for as many as four generations.

Even with significant history, we pride ourselves on staying current on the latest legal trends and technology to service our clients. 

Our Vision

We are a team of trusted legal advisors on a mission to provide every client with clarity and understanding to succeed in a complex world. We look forward to showing you the new Lagerlof - grounded in tradition, focused on the future. 





Private Client & Fiduciary

Lagerlof's Private Client & Fiduciary Services Group draws on the experience of the firm to provide clients with clarity and understanding regarding the transfer of wealth. We know you, your family, and your goals and produce plans that carry out your intentions and achieve your goals. We have extensive knowledge of estate planning techniques and our attention to the estate administration process, and our care as fiduciaries of the trusts we administer help our clients succeed.

Corporate & Tax

Lagerlof is a leading provider of legal advice and services to business enterprises, their owners, management teams, and directors. Our business law attorneys are highly regarded for their deep knowledge and broad experience in corporate law, mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, governance issues, as well as in related areas of including taxation, intellectual property, and business litigation.


Municipal & Water Law

Lagerlof has practiced municipal and water law for more than 80 years, earning an unparalleled reputation in this area of practice. We have participated in many of southern California’s most prominent water rights cases, and continue to serve as general counsel for numerous public agencies and mutual water companies.

We have represented scores of Southern California cities, mutual water companies and private corporations on water-related, environmental, public finance, legislative, rate-setting, harbor and port development matters.

Real Estate

Lagerlof's clients choose our real estate team for its sound business sense and practical approach to completing a transaction. Our attorneys represent developers, brokers, escrow companies, investors, architects, engineers, contractors and homeowners’ associations on a wide range of matters, including purchases, exchanges, sales, leases, property development, construction, engineering, architectural agreements, receiverships and foreclosures.

Litigation & Dispute Resolution

Lagerlof  has an active practice devoted to trust and estate litigation, as well as business and civil litigation. Our attorneys represent individuals, trustees and other fiduciaries, public entities and businesses before local, state and federal courts, as well as in labor and administrative tribunals.

We are sensitive to the economics of litigation, and strive to obtain the best result by thorough analysis and preparation, including the exploration of all avenues of settlement. At trial, we are vigorous in representing our clients’ interests and efficient in our use of resources. We approach arbitration with the same mindset, and are aggressive at mediation as a form of dispute resolution prior to trial.



Deep Legal Knowledge

We have helped steer the evolution of our business clients from small startups into leading businesses. We have helped four generations of families safeguard their wealth and transition it to the next generation. Throughout our long history, we have counseled our clients through family fights, global conflicts, economic downturns and regulatory threats. In the process, they have come to regard us as true partners in their success.

Our practice is diverse, serving individuals, trustees and fidcuaries, businesses, municipalities and nonprofits. Our expertise spans business and corporate law, litigation, municipal and water law, estate planning, probate, real estate, construction, bankruptcy, labor, tax, and intellectual property.


We engage in general civil, trial and appellate practice in all state and federal courts and administrative agencies.

Years of Experience

Founded in 1908 we have learned a thing or two about how to represent our client's interests. Many of our partners have devoted their entire professional careers to our firm. We stay relevant by continuing to add to our team, and have consistently maintained at least one active partner with significant longevity to ensure consistency and maintain the firm’s philosophy.

The Future

The future is bright at Lagerlof. The strategic legal partnership undertaken in 2020 cements Lagerlof for the future by providing stratgic management, experienced team members, and continuity. Lagerlof looks forward to another 100 years. 




Our Address:

155 N Lake Ave. 11th Floor

Pasadena, CA 91101




Formerly Lagerlof, Senecal, Gosney & Kruse, LLP


301 N. Lake Avenue, Ste 1000

Pasadena, CA 91101



Formerly Primuth, Driskell & Terzian, LLP


790 E. Colorado Blvd., Ste 300

Pasadena, CA 91101



Formerly Phelps Law Group, APC



301 N. Lake Avenue, Ste 1002

Pasadena, CA 91101



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