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Courtney Pendry

Courtney is a Chicago native who attended Valparaiso University in Indiana, graduating with honors with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration.

“Obtaining accountability from the individuals and institutions who have allowed and enabled perpetrators to prey on others under their control is crucial not only for the healing of the survivors, but to ensure these abuses don't continue in our schools, churches, doctors offices, and youth-serving organizations.”

Following college, Courtney went directly to Michigan State University College of Law where she worked with the MSU Chance at Childhood Legal Aid Clinic, both as a clinician and later as the student coordinator, earning her Child & Family Advocate Certificate. Courtney’s experience with the Clinic also provided her with the opportunity to work in conjunction with the School of Social Work, assisting children and families involved in the child welfare and juvenile justice systems.

Since joining Manly, Stewart & Finaldi, Courtney has represented hundreds of survivors of sexual abuse, harassment, and molestation, against public entities, private entities, the Catholic Church, and more. Courtney also has experience representing sexual abuse survivors in some of the nation’s most significant multi-plaintiff sexual abuse cases, including those against Dr. Tyndall/USC and Dr. Heaps/UCLA.

Verdicts & Settlements

  • Part of the $852 million settlement between USC/Dr. George Tyndall and attorneys on behalf of 710 survivors of abuse at the hands of Dr. George Tyndall.
  • Part of the $243.6 million settlement of sexual abuse litigation against UCLA and their former gynecologist/oncologist James Heaps.


  • Valparaiso University
  • Michigan State University College of Law

Professional Associations & Memberships

  • Orange County Bar Association

Honors & Awards

  • 2021 Consumer Attorney of the Year – Consumer Attorneys of California