Vanessa Ann Evangelista



Vanessa A. Evangelista is an Associate in Selman Breitman's Los Angeles Office and is a Member of the firm's General Liability Practice Group. Vanessa represents public entities and individuals in third-party defense. Her cases involve municipality defense, premises liability, general negligence, product liability, automobile/rental car liability and breach of contract matters. Vanessa's clients include public entities, businesses and individuals in third-party litigation. She also has experience in defending general contractors and subcontractors of varying trades in disputes that involve complex construction defect issues.

Vanessa's extensive experience in General Liability provides her a unique ability to evaluate complex legal issues, investigate and defend claims, develop cases toward resolution, and prepare cases through trial. She works closely with clients, Claims Representatives, and Public Entities throughout the litigation, and provides them with her professional advice and input on the best litigation strategies for a case. Furthermore, Vanessa works closely with her public entity clients in assisting them on ways to effectively minimize and limit potential future litigation.

Vanessa has also been recognized as a Rising Star by Super Lawyers Magazine.

Vanessa is originally from Los Angeles, has worked in the firm's San Francisco office. She presently resides in San Francisco with her husband and daughter. When not helping clients with their legal needs she spends her time volunteering as a member of the Asian American Bar Association Community Services Committee and working with the GLIDE organization in San Francisco.


Representative Matters


• Very favorable settlement of personal injury claim against a popular racetrack was obtained after the jury submitted questions during deliberations suggesting that a defense verdict was likely.

News & Events

News and Publications

Ten Selman Breitman Attorneys Named 2015 Super Lawyer ListsThe Stars Are Out in San Francisco

Awards & Affiliations

Professional Associations And Memberships

• Super Lawyers Rising Stars: 2013-2015 • San Francisco Bar Association • American Bar Association • Barristers Club of San Francisco

Areas of Practice (5)

  • Construction Law
  • General Liability
  • Trucking and Transportation
  • Public Entity Liability
  • Professional Liability

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
626-243-1100  Phone
626-243-1111  Fax
University Attended:
University of California, Los Angeles, B.A., Sociology and Political Science, 2002
Law School Attended:
University of San Francisco School of Law, J.D., Law Review, Member, Journal of Law & Social Challenges, Staff Editor, 2005
Year of First Admission:
2005, United States District Court, Northern District of California; 2015, United States District Court, Central District of California; 2005, California; 2013, United States District Court, Eastern District of California
Birth Information:
Manila, Philippines
Reported Cases:
Representative Matters: Litigation; Very favorable settlement of personal injury claim against a popular racetrack was obtained after the jury submitted questions during deliberations suggesting that a defense verdict was likely. Areas Of Practice; Litigation Bar Admissions; California, 2005; U.S. District Court Northern District of California Professional Associations And Memberships; San Francisco Bar Association; American Bar Association; Barristers Club of San Francisco Education; University of San Francisco School of Law, San Francisco, California, 2005 J.D. Law Review: Law Review, Member Law Journal: Journal of Law & Social Challenges, Staff Editor; University of California, Los Angeles, California, 2002 B.A. Honors: Bunche Service Scholarship Major: Sociology Major: Political Science;

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South Pasadena, California

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