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With more than 20 years of experience, Lisa manages complex tort trial teams in order to develop local and national strategy for clients.

Lisa focuses her practice on product liability, premises liability and mass tort claims, assisting clients with large books of business and managing trial teams as both local and national coordinating counsel. She is known for advising clients on strategy at a high level, overseeing thousands of cases and monitoring general trends in asbestos litigation. She helps manufacturers, distributors and premises owners across automotive, consumer products, industrial and commercial construction, and agricultural equipment sectors in claims involving asbestos and benzene, among others. Lisa has the unique perspective of serving on joint and defense committees addressing and suggesting revisions to mass tort case management orders in several jurisdictions, and is closely involved in litigation management issues with the courts.

Clients value that Lisa has also handled environmental remediation claims, navigating matters alleging pesticide and chemical exposures resulting in personal injuries and property damage. Lisa began her legal career defending major airlines in cases ranging from major aircraft disasters to contract and other commercial claims.




  • The Best Lawyers in America®, Product Liability Litigation - Defendants, 2019-2024; Product Liability Litigation - Defendants "Lawyer of the Year," Oakland, 2024
  • The Legal 500 United States, Recommended Attorney, 2023
  • Northern California Super Lawyers


  • J.D., Northrop University School of Law
  • Amherst College


  • California
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, Central District of California
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of California
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of California
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of California

Professional Memberships and Certifications

  • Litigation Counsel of America, Fellow
  • Defense Research Institute


  • The Hon. Albert Lee Stephens, Jr., U.S. District Court, Central District of California

*Contact Lisa to set up an in-person consultation by appointment in the Oakland office.
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Outside the Office

Lisa is a supporter of the arts and enjoys live theatre, music of almost any kind and dance.