Toriana S. Holmes




(650) 292-2233


Toriana received her B.S. in Sociology and Political Science from Santa Clara University.  She received her J.D. from Golden Gate University School of Law.  While at Golden Gate, Toriana clerked for the Honorable Kathleen Kelly at San Francisco’s Youth Guidance Center of the San Francisco Superior Court.  Following law school, Toriana worked as an associate at Severson & Werson, PC where she represented clients in consumer bankruptcy matters and mortgage foreclosure litigation.

Before joining Laughlin Legal, PC, Toriana worked at the firm of Cotchett, Pitre & McCarthy, LLP where she practiced in numerous areas, including elder abuse, securities, financial fraud, business and consumer litigation, and antitrust.  Toriana was selected as a 2018 Super Lawyers Northern California Rising Star.


Bar Admissions

  • California, 2012


  • Golden Gate University School of Law, San Francisco, California
    • J.D. - 2011
  • Santa Clara University
    • B.S., Bachelor of Science
    • Major: Political Science
    • Major: Sociology

Honors and Awards

  • CALI Excellence for the Future Award
  • Joseph and Ruth Zukor Endowed Law Scholarship Recipient
  • Super Lawyers Northern California Rising Star

Professional Associations

  • San Francisco Bar Association, Member, 2012
  • San Mateo County Bar Association, Member, 2012

Past Employment Positions

  • Severson & Werson, Associate, 2012 to 2016
  • Severson & Werson, Case Assistant/Clerk, 2008 to 2012
  • Cotchett, Pitre & McCarthy, LLP, Associate