Lisa’s approach to litigation focuses on developing a comprehensive understanding of the client’s business and interests. She applies that understanding through all stages of representation, including pre-litigation counseling and negotiations, developing case strategy, preparing witnesses for trial, examining witnesses and arguing key motions, through writ proceedings and direct appeals and, where appropriate, obtaining resolutions through arbitration and mediation.
Lisa also practices in the area of animal protection law, regularly volunteering her time and litigating cases on behalf of both animal protection groups and individual clients, and working on improving legislation and education in an effort to improve the treatment of animals. As a result of this work, she was appointed by the Mayor of Los Angeles in March 2012 to serve as a Commissioner for the Animal Services Department of the City of Los Angeles, and served in that capacity and as Board president until February 2014. She is currently a board member and past Board President of Chimpanzee Sanctuary Northwest.
•Commercial/ Retail litigation
•Fiduciary/Trusts & estates litigation
•Real estate litigation
•Animal protection law
Recognition & Leadership
Awards & Accolades
•Team Member, U.S. News - Best Lawyers, Best Law Firms Edition, Law Firm of the Year, Real Estate - Litigation, 2017
Professional & Community Involvement
•Board Member and Past Board President, Chimpanzee Sanctuary Northwest (CSNW), Board of Directors (one of only a handful of sanctuaries in the United States that cares for chimpanzees previously used in the entertainment and biomedical testing industries)
•President and Commissioner, Board of Los Angeles Animal Services Commissioners, 2012-2014
•Member and Past Vice-Chair, Animal Law Committee, American Bar Association, Tort Trial & Insurance Practice Section
•Past Vice-Chair, Intellectual Property Law Committee, American Bar Association's Tort Trial & Insurance Practice Section
•Shareholder liaison, GT Global Women's Initiative
•Member, National Association of Women Lawyers (NAWL)
•Member, American Bar Association
•Member, State Bar of California
•Member, Los Angeles County Bar Association
•Member, Association of Business Trial Lawyers Los Angeles
•Member, Century City Bar Association
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