Our Team

Our team of dedicated, professional staff is crucial to the results we achieve for our clients.

Lesley Clement


Lesley has been featured in Time magazine, People, Frontline, New York Times, the National Law Journal, The SacBee, and The Sacramento Business Journal for her groundbreaking work in the field of elder abuse.

A 1988 graduate of the San Diego School of Law, Lesley was thrust into elder abuse law when her great-aunt was abused and neglected at a residential care facility. Lesley successfully tried the case and got the facility’s license revoked.

Since that time, her practice has focused exclusively on representing victims of abuse and neglect in institutional settings. Lesley believes that by holding corporations accountable to their promises to care for the vulnerable and provide competent, humane care, we can improve care for everyone.

Lesley is the past chair of the American Association for Justice Nursing Home Litigation Group and has long been recognized by Martindale-Hubbell’s American Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers. Lesley strongly believes in passing along the knowledge she has gained through her years as an advocate and educator. She teaches classes and seminars around the country and mentors young attorneys so they will be able to continue the important work of protecting our elders.

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Ciara began working at Clement Law Group in 2015 where she immediately fell in love with the firm’s mission of protecting, and fiercely advocating for, the health and safety of elderly residents in long-term care facilities.

In law school, she was involved in the Medical-Legal Partnership for Seniors Clinic (MLPS), a partnership between the University of California Hastings College of the Law, the University of California San Francisco Medical Center, and the San Francisco Veterans Administration Health Care System, where she worked alongside geriatricians, palliative care teams, primary care teams, social workers, and discharge planners to understand and identify legal needs of older adults in the San Francisco Bay area. In the clinic, Ciara represented low-income elderly clients under the supervision of a practicing attorney and assisted them in legal issues related to healthcare, including advanced health care planning documents, estate planning, and public benefits.

She was admitted to the California Bar in January 2021.


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Valerie Dawson

Valerie received her law degree from the University of Michigan in 1992, where she was an associate editor of the Michigan Law Review. She practiced law at a large Silicon Valley firm for 10 years before taking time off to have a family. After winning a significant verdict in an elder financial abuse trial in 2008, she decided to devote her practice to elder abuse.

Camille Godwin

Camille Godwin

Camille brings to the firm her vast experience of over twenty-five years litigating a variety cases, including long-term care abuse and neglect, civil rights, inadequate security, products liability, toxic torts, and commercial disputes. Through these cases, Camille developed an understanding of the complicated corporate structures, financial arrangements, and organizational agreements that typify much of the health care industry and other business sectors. She utilizes this knowledge base and experience to develop strategies to overcome discovery obstruction and formulate focused trial planning for victims facing organizational defendants. Camille is licensed to practice in 9 states.

Laraclay Parker

Laraclay Parker

Laraclay is a trial lawyer with Golden Law Office in Lexington, KY and devotes her practice to fighting healthcare corporations that take advantage of the elderly and the sick. She spent the early years of her career defending nursing homes but in 2016, changed her practice to hold nursing home chains accountable for corporate fraud, wrongful death, and violations of residents’ rights. Informed by her prior experience, Laraclay’s litigation style focuses on illuminating complex corporate structures that nursing homes use to funnel funds from their residents and investigating client medical records that have been fraudulently altered post-suit.