Joanna D. Frazier

Joanna D. Frazier: Attorney with Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP


Joanna Frazier is a Senior Attorney and Assistant General Counsel. She regularly advises the firm on the rules of professional responsibility, ethics, conflicts of interest and other sensitive risk management issues.


•Externed for the Honorable Claudia Wilken in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California


•Twice received the American Jurisprudence Award for Writing & Research


•Joanna was formerly an associate at Hinshaw & Culbertson practicing professional liability defense

Thought Leadership


• When Delete Doesn't Mean 'Delete': The Discovery of Electronic Mail, The Professional Line, (Spring, 2003)
• Recommending Appropriate Coverage: Why Employment Practices Liability Insurance, The Professional Line, (Spring, 2002)
• Regulating Special Investigatory Units in the Legal Market, Legal Ledger, (1997)
• IMSA and the Litigation Privilege, Legal Ledger, (1997)

Areas of Practice (1)

  • Litigation

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
415.434.9100  Phone
415.434.3947  Fax
University Attended:
University of California, Davis, B.S., 1994
Law School Attended:
Golden Gate University School of Law, J.D., 1998
Year of First Admission:
U.S. District Court for the Central, Northern and Eastern Districts of California; 1988, California


•President, Queen's Bench Foundation (2007)

•President, Queen's Bench Bar Association (2006)

•Member, California Women Lawyers

•Member, Ethics Committee, San Francisco Bar Association

•Board of Directors, Child Care Law Center


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San Francisco, California

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