Laurel J. Carothers

Associate Attorney



Focus Areas:

Estate Planning
Trust and Estate Administration
Estate and Gift Tax

Laurel is an associate attorney for Sullivan, McGibbons, Crickard & Associates, LLP. Her practice is focused in the areas of estate planning, trust and estate administration, and estate and gift taxation. Laurel has experience in estate planning for individuals and families, including trust formation, intra-family wealth transfers, and trust administrations. Prior to joining the firm, Laurel was an attorney at a large plaintiffs’ law firm in San Diego.  During law school, she was a judicial extern for the Honorable Thomas J. Whelan of the Unites States District Court for the Southern District of California and the Honorable Ana L. España of the Superior Court of San Diego County.


  • Juris Doctorate, University of San Diego School of Law (2019)
  • Bachelor of Arts in English, cum laude, The Ohio State University (2012)

Professional Memberships:

  • State Bar of California
  • California Lawyers Association (Section: Trusts and Estates)
  • San Diego County Bar Association
  • Lawyers Club of San Diego

Community Involvement:

  • President, University of San Diego Law School, Women’s Law Caucus (2018-2019)
  • Wiley W. Manuel Award for Legal Services, The State Bar of California (2017)