Cheryl A. Orr

Partner, Los Angeles Office


Cheryl A. Orr is a partner in the Firm's Los Angeles office. Ms. Orr handles general litigation matters, with a particular expertise in insurance coverage law, including general liability, professional liability, advertising injury, directors & officers, and construction defect.  In addition, she is part of the Firm’s water law practice group, having experience in rate-making and water rights litigation.  She is also a Certified Specialist in Appellate Law in the State of California. As an appellate specialist, Ms. Orr handles civil appeals and writs in the California Court of Appeal, the California Supreme State and in the Ninth Circuit.  Ms. Orr has a number of successful appeals to her credit, including several published opinions in the insurance field.

Ms. Orr  has practiced in the California state and federal courts. In addition, she is admitted to practice in the United States Court of Appeal for the Ninth Circuit and before the United States Supreme Court. She has been active as a member of the Appellate Courts Committee of the Los Angeles County Bar Association since 1992.  She is a member of Phi Beta Kappa.

Ms. Orr is the editor of Musick Peeler's Insurance Law Blog.


Ms. Orr has been recognized by Super Lawyers as a Top Rated Appellate Attorney as well as a Southern California Super Lawyers Top Women 2016.



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  • State Bar of California
  • United States Court of Appeal for the Ninth Circuit
  • United States District Court for the Northern, Eastern, Central and Southern Districts of California
  • United States Supreme Court
  • Los Angeles County Bar Association, Member of the Appellate Courts Committee
  • Phi Beta Kappa, Member