Elsa Sham



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Elsa Sham

Senior Associate Attorney

Email: esham@lagerlof.com

Phone: (626) 793-9400

Pasadena, CA

Public Agency



Estate Planning

Trust & Probate



Top Attorney 2021 – Pasadena Magazine

CALI Award (Top Grade) – Local Government Law 

CALI Award (Top Grade) – Land Use 

CALI Award (Top Grade) – Patents & Trade Secrets 

CALI Award (Top Grade) – Remedies 

Orange County Asian American Bar Association Scholarship Recipient 

Highest G.P.A. in Chapman Law’s Environmental, Land Use and Real Estate Emphasis Program  

Three-Year recipient of Chapman Law’s Academic Scholarship  

Elsa Sham specializes in representing individuals, businesses, and municipalities, on diverse issues, including contracts, employment & labor, business litigation, public agency, estate planning, and water rights.  

Elsa obtained a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science at the University of California, Irvine. She obtained her Juris Doctor degree from Chapman University School of Law, graduating in the top 20% of her class.  

While in law school, Elsa served as a judicial extern for the Honorable John E. Ryan of the United States Bankruptcy Court and the Honorable James J. DiCesare of the Santa Ana Superior Court of California, Central. During this time, Ms. Sham was a Dean’s Law Scholarship recipient all through law school as well as an Orange County Asian American Bar Association Scholarship recipient. She received the highest-grade point average in the Environmental, Land Use and Real Estate Law Emphasis program and four CALI awards. In addition, she was a Contributing Editor for the Nexus Journal of Opinion and Co-President of the Asian Pacific American Law Student Association. 

Elsa is admitted to practice law before the United States District Court, Central District of California and all California State courts. 

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