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L. Sue Loftin

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As the founding partner of Loftin | Bedell P.C., I am proud to offer professional and creative solutions to assist our clients with their varied legal requirements. Loftin | Bedell P.C. is a versatile legal firm that caters to clients all over California and the United States in the areas of real estate, finance, corporate law and litigation support for these areas, as well as trusts and estate planning. The firm prides itself on delivering outstanding legal assistance that prioritizes innovated problem-solving and personalized attention. With a client-centric approach, we are committed to providing top-notch legal services at reasonable rates. Ms. Loftin handles corporate and business operations, business financing, and governmental compliance issues. With 40 years of experience as an attorney, she holds licenses to practice in California, and before the Supreme Court of California, various U.S. Districts and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th circuit. Loftin | Bedell P.C. has established itself as providing high quality legal services with an emphasis on creative solutions and individual attention. We are a client-focused law firm, which is passionate about our work and dedication to providing the highest quality of legal services, at competitive rates for the benefit of the Loftin | Bedell P.C. clients.


  • Thomas Jefferson School of Law, San Diego, California
    • J.D. – 1980
    • Honors: National Outstanding Student, 1978-1979, Delta Theta Phi
    • Honors: Scholarship Key #5236 Delta Theta Phi
    • Law Journal: Criminal Justice Journal, Book Review Editor, 1977 – 1979
    • Law Journal: Criminal Justice Journal, Executive Editor, 1977 – 1979
  • Oklahoma City University (University of Toronto), Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
    • B.A. – 1972
    • Honors: Phi Beta Kappa
    • Honors: Dean’s List
    • Major: Philosophy/History
    • Minor: English

Classes & Seminars

  • "La Moree: A study in Mobilehome Park conversions", California Redevelopment Association, Annual Meeting, 1997
  • "Commercial Evictions in California", National Business Institute, 2003 (MCLE Qualified)
  • "CA Nonprofits: Tax and Business Answers", National Business Institute, 2003 (MCLE Qualified)
  • "Exempt Organizations: A Legal Guide", National Business Institute, 2003 (MCLE Qualified)
  • "New Developments in Lending" , North San Diego County Bar Association, Real Estate Section (MCLE Qualified)
  • "Complying with Intermediate Sanction Regulations", National Business Institute, 2006 (MCLE Qualified)
  • "Unrelated Business Income", National Business Institute, 2006 (MCLE Qualified)
  • "How to Save on Attorneys' Fees: Be Management Proactive", Duties of Association & Board of Directors for HOAs, 2008
  • "Annual Financial Reporting Requirements for HOAs" , Resident Owned & Run Mobilehome Parks, 2009
  • "Management & Operations in the Economic Down Turn for HOAs", TLF Sponsored, 2009
  • "Resident Ownership of Mobilehome Parks", Chula Vista Mobilehome Task Force, Sponsored by the Redevelopment Agency of Chula Vista, 2010
  • "Protecting the Value of Your Community", TLF Sponsored, 2011

Past Positions

  • CA Attorney General Office, Law Clerk, 1978 - 1978
  • Appellate Defenders, Law Clerk, 1979 - 1979

Published Works

  • "California Affordable Housing Handbook", California Redevelopment Association, Chapter 8, Part 5
  • "CA Nonprofits: Tax and Business Answers", National Business Institute, Chapters II, III, IV, VI, VII, XVII and IX, 2003
  • "Commercial Evictions in California", National Business Institute, Chapter I and II, 2003
  • "Exempt Organizations: A Legal Guide", Cptrs
  • "Unrelated Business Income" & "Complying with Intermediate Sanction Regulations", National Business Institute, November, 2006

Fraternities or Sororities

  • Phi Beta Kappa
  • Nu Beta Epsilon
  • Delta Theta Phi

Professional Associations

  • San Diego County Bar Association, Member, Fee Arbitration Committee, 1981 to Present
  • North County Bar Association, 2005 to Present
  • California Bar Association , 1980 to Present
  • California Bar Association, Member, Real Estate Subcommittee, 1995 to Present
  • Carlsbad Chamber of Commerce, 2005 to Present
  • Encinitas Chamber of Commerce, 2008 to Present
  • WMA - Western Mobilehome Park Owners Association

Current Employment Position

  • Managing Counsel

Practice Areas

  • Real Estate
  • Business
  • Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • California, 1980
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 9th Circuit, 1980
  • Supreme Court of California, 1980


  • Resolution of Achievement, CA House of Representatives, Mobilehome Park Housing, 1983
  • Resolution of Achievement, San Diego County Board of Supervisors, Affordable Housing, 1984
  • 1st Woman Nat'l Officer, Delta Theta Phi
  • Patriotic Employer, Department of Defense
  • Business of the Year Award, Finalist, Carlsbad Chamber of Commerce, 2010
  • American Solution Award, Jobs & Prosperity Task Force, Advisory Board Member
  • San Marcos Mobilehome Owners Association, Service Award
  • Celebrating Excellence - Finalist Business of the Year, Carlsbad Chamber of Commerce, 2012
  • Certificate of Recognition - California State Senate, 2012
  • Patriotic Employer - U.S. Department of Defense, 2011
  • Business of the Year Award - 2nd Place - Carlsbad Chamber of Commerce
  • Star Award - San Diego Performing Arts Association
  • Presidential Award - California Ballet Association
  • Spirit of Dance Award - California Ballet
  • Life Member - National Registry of Who's Who

Representative Cases

  • San Marcos Mobilehome Owners' Assc. et al v. City of San Marcos, et al., 192 Cal.App.3d 1492, 1987, CA 4th Dist.
  • Property Owners of Whispering Palms, Inc. v. Newport Pacific Inc., et al., 132 Cal App 4th 666, 2005, CA 4th Dist.
  • Liker v. Foundation for Preservation of Mt. Helix Nature Theater, Not reprinted in Cal. Rptr. 2004 WL 1405937, 2004, CA 4th App
  • Sequoia Park Associates v. County of Sonoma, 176 Cal.App.4th 1270, 2009, CA 1st Dist.
  • Palm Springs Investment Company LP v. City of Palm Springs, 2010 Cal.App. Unpub. Lexis 1193 (February 19, 2010)
  • Carson Harbor Village, Ltd. v. City of Carson, 2010 Cal.App. Unpub. Lexis 2285, 2010, CA 2nd Dist.