Committed To Protecting Your Rights

Photograph of attorney Laura Rosenthal
  • Attorney / Shareholder

Practice Areas

  • Workers’ Compensation 100%
Workers' Injury Law & Advocacy Group Recognizes Laura Chiyono Rosenthal As one of the Nation's Top Injured Workers' Attorneys 2023


Laura Chiyono Rosenthal is a certified specialist in workers' compensation law and a shareholder in Meechan, Rosenthal & Karpilow, PC. She's practiced law for almost a decade. Prior to practicing law, she worked for almost 30 years in the legal field as a paralegal, a law librarian, and a paralegal instructor.

Ms. Rosenthal's greatest influence was her mother, a teacher and a brilliant woman who empowered her to champion working people. Her grandparents were Japanese plantation workers in Hawaii, from whom she inherited a strong work ethic and dedication to family. Part of her practice is dedicated to representing and empowering women who endured sexual assault and harassment at work. Another cornerstone of her practice is representing first responders: police officers, firefighters, and health care workers. Ms. Rosenthal is an adjunct professor of law at Empire School of Law. She also serves as an arbitrator for SCBA's Fee Arbitration Panel and is a hearing officer for the City of Cotati, City of Sonoma, and the Town of Windsor.

When she is not practicing law, teaching, or volunteering, Ms. Rosenthal enjoys reading, yoga, cooking, hiking, spending time with her family, friends, her beloved French bulldog Koa Blue, and an unreasonably large shoe collection.


  • University of Denver Sturm College of Law, Denver, Colorado
    • J.D.
  • University of Denver
    • B.A., Bachelor of Arts
    • Major: Psychology

Bar Admissions

  • California, 2013
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of California

Professional Associations

  • California Lawyers’ Association, Work Comp Exec Comm. Member, 2021 to Present
  • Sonoma County Bar Association, Member, 2013 to Present
  • California Applicants’ Attorneys Assoc., Board of Directors, 2013 to Present
  • CAAA Women’s Caucus, Committee Co-Chair, 2018 to Present
  • CAAA Education Committee, Rating Conference Chair, 2021 to Present


Classes & Seminars

  • Situational Awareness & Workplace Safety, CAAA Women's Caucus, 10/03/2022
  • Examining Unconscious Bias, CLA Work Comp Exec Comm, 01/14/2023
  • Rating Seminar, CAAA, 12/04/2020 to 12/05/2020
  • Law Practice Management, Empire School of Law, 05/01/2022 to 08/01/2022

Pro-Bono Activities

  • Sonoma County Bar Association Fee Arbitration Panel Volunteer Fee Arbitrator, 2018 to Present
  • Santa Rosa Women for Good, 2022 to Present

Representative Clients

  • First Responders, Sonoma County: Police Officers and Deputy Sheriffs

Past Positions

  • Empire School of Law, Adjunct Professor, 2013


  • English

Certified Legal Specialties

  • Workers’ Compensation Law, Certified Specialist, State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization, 2018