Laurence P. Nokes received his Bachelor of Arts Degree from the University of Utah in 1979 and his Juris Doctor Degree from the University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law in 1982. Nokes enjoys the coveted AV Rating from Martindale-Hubbell, and has been recognized for inclusion by Super Lawyers in its publication. His' practice includes litigation and transactional work. The litigation practice focuses on matters relating to real estate, including land use, building defect, design and construction issues, land subsidence, eminent domain, and inverse condemnation, real estate broker and agent errors and omissions, and general commercial and personal injury litigation, including defamation. He appears in all California State and Federal Courts. Nokes has been a featured speaker in seminars hosted by the Society of Professional Engineers on issues concerning design and construction defects. He served three years as Chairman of the Board of Managers of the South Coast YMCA. A tireless advocate for business in Laguna Beach, Nokes is a Board Member of the Laguna Beach Chamber of Commerce, for which he is the President Elect. Nokes serves on the Advisory Board of the University of Utah College of Social and Behavioral Science. He is an avid road cyclist, tennis player and guitar player. He was recently appointed by the Mayor to serve on a committee charged with drafting new legislation governing views for the City of Laguna Beach.