Lisa J. Damiani

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Criminal Defense Attorney in San Diego, CA

Damiani Law Group APC
 | 1059 Tenth Avenue, San Diego, CA 92101
Phone: 6192390170
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2010 - 2016
Licensed Since: 1988
Practice Areas:
  • Criminal Defense (50%),
  • Employment & Labor (40%),
  • Business Litigation (10%)
Attorney Profile

Lisa J. Damiani, the founder of the Damiani Law Group APC, has zealously represented her clients in San Diego, California, for more than 25 years. She focuses her practice on the areas of employment law and criminal defense, with representative matters including those involving sexual harassment, discrimination, wage and hour violations, drug crimes, DUI cases, federal crimes, sex crimes, white collar crimes, and assault and battery.

Before going to law school, Ms. Damiani first obtained her Bachelor of Arts in 1983 from New York University. She then went on to attend California Western School of Law and was awarded her Juris Doctor in 1988.

Ms. Damiani's high level of legal skill has led her to win numerous verdicts and settlements for her clients. She has received an AV Preeminent* peer-review rating through Martindale-Hubbell, the highest available peer-reviewed rating for attorneys that is based on a combination of legal acumen and high ethics. In September 2012, Ms. Damiani was named as the attorney of the month by the San Diego Attorney Journal. In 2013 and 2014, San Diego Magazine named her to its list of top lawyers in criminal law, employment law and business law.

Dedicated to the furtherance of the law, Ms. Damiani is an active participant in several professional organizations. Her memberships include The State Bar of California, California Attorneys for Criminal Justice, the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, the Honorable William B. Enright American Inn of Court and Consumer Attorneys of California. Ms. Damiani is licensed to practice law before all of the state courts of California, before the U.S. District Courts for the Southern, Central and Northern Districts of California and before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit.

*AV®, BV®, AV Preeminent® and BV Distinguished® are registered certification marks of Reed Elsevier Properties Inc., used in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Ratings fall into two categories – legal ability and general practice standards.

 
Practice Areas
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Criminal Defense (50%): Assault & Battery, Criminal Law, Drug & Alcohol Violations, Sex Offenses

Employment & Labor (40%): Employment Law - Employee, Wage & Hour Laws, Sexual Harassment

Business Litigation (10%)

Focus Areas

Criminal Defense: Assault & Battery, Criminal Law, Drug & Alcohol Violations, Sex Offenses

Employment & Labor: Employment Law - Employee, Wage & Hour Laws, Sexual Harassment

Selections

Selected to Super Lawyers for 7 yearsbottom-image

Super Lawyers: 2010 - 2016

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About Lisa Damiani

Admitted 1988, California

Professional Webpage: www.damianilawgroup.com/attorney-profile/

Honors and Awards:

  • Attorney of the Month, San Diego Attorney Journal, 2012
  • Bar Register of Preeminent Women Lawyers in its inaugural edition, 2011
  • AV Peer Review Rating, Martindale Hubbell, 1998
  • Awarded for her trial advocacy skills, Richard D. Westbrook Trial Advocacy Award, San Diego Trial Lawyers Association, 1988
  • 2013 and 2014, “Top Lawyer” in criminal defense, employment and business law, San Diego Magazine

Special Licenses/Certifications:

  • Supplier Clearinghouse certification as WBE, 2007

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Ninth Circuit Court of Appeal, 1989
  • United States District Courts for the Southern, Districts of California, 1989
  • United States District Courts for the Central, Districts of California, 1989
  • United States District Courts for the Northern, Districts of California, 1989
  • California State Courts, 1988
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (NACDL), Member
  • Consumer Attorneys of California
  • California Attorneys for Criminal Justice
  • Master, American Inn of Court, William B. Enright Chapter 
  • Former Member of the Board of, American Inn of Court, William B. Enright Chapter
  • State Bar of California
  • National Employment Lawyers Association (NELA), Member
  • Past Chair of the Criminal Law Section, Association of Trial Lawyers of America 
  • United States District Courts for the Districts of Nevada
  • United States District Courts for the Districts of Colorado
  • Oklahoma
  • Idaho

Scholarly Lectures and Writings:

  • ABA sponsored program “Core Skills of Creative Problem Solving”, Facilitated
  • California Western School of Law International Law Journal, Published comment
  • Lectured, National Association of Professional Employer Organizations (NAPEO)
  • Lectured, California State Bar
  • Lectured, Federal Defender’s Inc
  • Lectured, Continuing Education of the Bar (CEB)
  • Lectured, National Institute of Trial Advocacy (NITA)

Verdicts and Settlements:

  • Lexin v. Superior Court (2010) 47 Cal.4th 1050
  • Manduley v. Superior Court (People) (2002) 27 Cal. 4th 537
  • People of the State of California v. Cathy Lexin, et al., San Diego, California Superior Court, Court of Appeal & California Supreme Court
  • Raymond v. The Home Depot, et al., San Diego, California Superior Court
  • The San Diego City Employees Retirement System v. San Diego City Attorney Michael Aguirre, et al., San Diego, California Superior Court
  • People of the State of California v. Lawrence Grissom, et al., San Diego, California Superior Court
  • Torres, et al. v. The City of San Diego, San Diego, California Superior Court
  • Viens v. Beach Enterprises, et al., San Diego, California Superior Court
  • U.S. Marine Corps, General Court Martial of Staff Sergeant
  • People v. Sempra Energy, et al., El Cajon, California Superior Court
  • United States of America v. SDG&E, et al., U.S. District Court, Southern District of California

Representative Clients:

  • Eon Laboratories
  • Kaiser Electronics
  • SAIC
  • Robbins Geller Rudman & Dowd LLP
  • Equity Management Inc.
  • Fresenius Medical Care Holdings, Inc.

Educational Background:

  • New York University,B.A., 1983

Industry Groups

  • American Inn Of Court William B. Enright Chapter
  • CACJ
  • CAOC
  • NACDL
  • Office Location for Lisa J. Damiani

    1059 Tenth Avenue
    San Diego, CA 92101

    Phone: 6192390170

     

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    Last Updated: 6/27/2016

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