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Top Rated Criminal Defense Attorney in San Diego, CA

Lisa J. Damiani
Damiani Law Group APC
1059 Tenth Avenue
San Diego, CA 92101
T:Work 619-239-0170
F: Fax619-239-0216
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2010 - 2016
Licensed Since: 1988
Education: California Western School of Law
Practice Areas: Criminal Defense (50%), Employment & Labor (40%), Business Litigation (10%)
Industry Groups:: American Inn Of Court William B. Enright Chapter, CACJ, CAOC, NACDL


Lisa J. Damiani started her own law practice in 1988, focusing on criminal cases. She joined the white collar crime practice group of a national law firm in 1993, where she handled high-profile criminal matters and participated in employment, business, government contract, and product liability class action litigation cases. Ms. Damiani started Damiani Law Group APC in 2000, where she concentrates on criminal defense and employment and business litigation. Her criminal and civil trial experience is extensive. She has successfully tried to jury numerous cases in state and federal courts in California, Idaho, Oklahoma, Colorado, and Nevada. Many of Ms. Damiani's matters have received media attention.


State Status
CA Active And Authorized To Practice Law

Professional Misconduct

No known instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

Years of Selection

Super Lawyers: 2010 - 2016

About Lisa Damiani

Admitted: 1988, California

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Honors and Awards:

Special Licenses/Certifications:

  • Supplier Clearinghouse certification as WBE, enabling the firm to be recognized as a woman owned business when competing for procurements by public utilities participating in the Utility Supplier Diversity Program, 2007

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Ms. Damiani is a Master with, and former member of the Board of, the American Inn of Court, William B. Enright Chapter.  She is the Past Chair of the Criminal Law Section of the Association of Trial Lawyers of America.  She has lectured on various topics for the California State Bar, the National Institute of Trial Advocacy (NITA), the National Association of Professional Employer Organizations (NAPEO), Continuing Education of the Bar (CEB) and Federal Defender's Inc.

Verdicts and Settlements:

  • United States of America v. SDG&E, et al., U.S. District Court, Southern District of California: Firm's client acquitted after six week federal criminal jury trial involving allegations of conspiracy and violations of the Asbestos Work Practice Standards. People v. Sempra Energy, et al., El Cajon, California Superior Court:  case dismissed against firm's client in a civil action involving alleged violations of the Asbestos Work Practice Standards.  U.S. Marine Corps, General Court Martial of Staff Sergeant:  Firm's client found not guilty after court martial proceeding involving charges of rape and sodomy of two alleged victims.Viens v. Beach Enterprises, et al., San Diego, California Superior Court:  Firm's client awarded over $500,000.00, including punitive damages, by a jury in civil labor & employment case.Torres, et al. v. The City of San Diego, San Diego, California Superior Court:  Summary judgment entered in favor of firm's client in civil declaratory relief action related to her rights to indemnification from the City of San Diego.People of the State of California v. Lawrence Grissom, et al., San Diego, California Superior Court:  Case dismissed against firm's client in civil matter involving City Pension Fund.  The San Diego City Employees Retirement System v. San Diego City Attorney Michael Aguirre, et al., San Diego, California Superior Court:  Case dismissed against firm's client in civil matter involving City Pension Fund.Raymond v. The Home Depot, et al., San Diego, California Superior Court:  Case dismissed against firm's client in a civil race discrimination & harassment action.People of the State of California v. Cathy Lexin, et al., San Diego, California Superior Court, Court of Appeal & California Supreme Court:  Case dismissed against firm's client charged with crime of conflict of interest. 
Last Updated: 8/25/2015
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