Lisa is a civil litigation trial attorney (bench and jury trials) practicing in in state and federal courts, including probate and bankruptcy adversary proceedings, in the specific areas of real property, land use, fraud, secured transactions, wrongful foreclosure, property liens, credit union, banking and commercial business transactions, construction law, personal injury and products liability.  Lisa litigates and advises on real estate and business issues for owners, lenders and business clients including banks and credit unions facing tough issues involving property ownership, financing, lien priority, wrongful foreclosure, property development, and commercial business transactions.

Before joining Anderson, McPharlin & Conners LLP, Lisa focused on civil litigation in the areas of real property title litigation, personal injury, premises liability, and toxic tort.  She also has many years of experience in non-litigation areas of commercial leasing, risk management, estate administration, corporate formation and governance, franchise law and trademark registration.   Lisa’s extensive experience, determination and skill in every stage of litigation – from client counseling and management, discovery, research, review of historical documents and building records, interfacing with public agencies and witnesses, high-risk depositions, high level motion practice on new areas of law, jury and bench trials and judgment enforcement – allows her to adeptly handle complex, multi-faceted cases with confidence and proven results focused on the needs of her clients.

Lisa lives in Arcadia, California and enjoys lots of family time, outdoor sports, beach and desert camping, off-roading, the arts and playing with her very active Boston Terriers.

Education

  • Loyola Law School, Los Angeles, California
    • J.D., 1998, Top Third
    • Honors: American Jurisprudence Award in Trusts and Wills
    • First Honors Award in Land Use Controls
  • Law Journal: Loyola of Los Angeles International and Comparative Law Journal, Editorial Board of Directors, Technical Editor, Published Comment: Changing Child Support Taxation In Canada: Great Step or Sidestep? 19 Loyola of Los Angeles International and Comparative Law Journal 969, August 1997.
  • University of Phoenix
    • B.S., Business Administration, 1993

Admissions & Associations

Bar Admissions

  • California
  • U.S. District Court:  Central, Eastern, Northern, and Southern Districts of California
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 9th Circuit

Professional Associations

  • California State Bar, Real Property Section
  • Los Angeles County Bar Association

Experience

  • Dispositive pre-trial ruling on exclusive easement representing defendant property owner
  • $196,000 Jury Verdict in unlawful detainer action representing plaintiff lender
  • $800,000 Judgment for mortgage fraud representing plaintiff lender
  • Summary Judgment in wrongful foreclosure case representing defendant lender
  • Permanent Injunction against trespassing neighbor representing plaintiff owner
  • Permanent Prohibitory Injunction against former property owner from claiming interest in real property including civil contempt orders resulting in fines and incarceration

Lisa’s significant appellate (unpublished) opinions include the following:

  • Outfront Media LLC v. Mack (2019 Cal. App. Unpub. LEXIS 4977)
  • Ramirez v. Arvest Central Mortgage Co. (2018 Cal. App. Unpub. LEXIS 8801)
  • Shetty v. Kinecta Federal Credit Union (2017 Cal. App. Unpub. LEXIS 336)
  • Goslins v. Taxe (2017 Cal. App. Unpub. LEXIS 5590) [assisted]
  • Schmidbauer v. Deelo (2014 Cal. App. Unpub. LEXIS 9199)

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