Tori Bakken


Tori L.N. Bakken is an associate in the Los Angeles office of Lewis Brisbois and a member of the General Liability Practice. Ms. Bakken has successfully handled numerous public entity/law enforcement defense matters, consistently achieving positive outcomes for her clients. A rising star at trial, Ms. Bakken regularly outmaneuvers trial attorneys with decades more experience; and she is fast developing renown as one of the most effective cross-examiners of her generation.

Prior to practicing law, Ms. Bakken held various law enforcement-related positions, including with the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department’s Violent Crime Unit, the Whitman County Sheriff’s Department and Jail, and the U.S. Parole and Probation’s Supervision Unit. She also worked for the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of Iowa and with a criminal defense firm in Las Vegas, Nevada, where she further developed her deep and longstanding interest in the law enforcement arena.


  • State Bar Admissions
    • California
  • United States District Courts
    • United States District Court for the Central District of California
    • United States District Court for the Northern District of California
    • United States District Court for the Southern District of California


University of Iowa College of Law

Juris Doctor

  • Moot Court Board Member and Competitor

Washington State University

Bachelor's Degrees in Psychology, Criminal Justice

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