Lisa P. Mak

Lisa P. Mak

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Employment Litigation Attorney in San Francisco, CA

Minami Tamaki LLP
 | 360 Post Street, 8th Floor
San Francisco, CA 94108
Phone: 415-788-9000
Fax: 415-398-3887
Selected To Rising Stars: 2015 - 2019
Licensed Since: 2008
Practice Areas:
  • Employment Litigation: Plaintiff (70%),
  • Consumer Law (30%)
Languages Spoken:
  • English,
  • Chinese-Cantonese
Attorney Profile

Ms. Mak is a civil rights and employment attorney specializing in litigation and consultation on behalf of employees and workers. She has single-plaintiff and class action litigation experience in courts and administrative agencies, including successful trial and appellate experience. Her practice areas include discrimination, harassment, retaliation, wrongful termination, wage and hour violations, protected leaves, and breach of contract claims. In 2016, Ms. Mak served as co-lead counsel on a jury trial which resulted in a $3.5 million total verdict for four female officers at the Sacramento County Sheriff’s Department. She has received several awards for her civil rights work, and frequently writes about social justice and workplace equality issues. 

About Lisa Mak

Admitted: 2008, California

Professional Webpage:


  • Ms. Mak received this award for her successful $3.5 million verdict in 2016 against the Sacramento Sheriff’s Department, her advocacy on behalf of plaintiffs, her commitment to workplace justice, and for her efforts to advance diversity in the plaintiffs’ bar.

    , Legal Advocate Award, Center for Workers’ Rights, 2017
  • In 2018, Ms. Mak was presented with the Joe Morozumi Award from AABA. Joe Morozumi was one of the first Asian-American trial lawyers in the San Francisco Bay Area and a role model of the zealous advocate for the poor and the powerless. After Joe’s passing, an award was created in his name to honor Asian-American attorneys who exemplify his spirit of uncompromising legal advocacy in matters of conscience.

    , Joe Morozumi Award for Exceptional Legal Advocacy , Asian American Bar Association of the Greater Bay Area, 2018
  • Ms. Mak was honored in 2017 by the Equal Justice Society at its 17th Anniversary Gala for her work as a successful civil rights litigator, her fearless advocacy on behalf of workers, and her commitment to diversity. 

    , Civil Rights Award, Equal Justice Society , 2017

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • National Asian Pacific American Bar Association, Women’s Leadership Network: Bay Area Co-Ambassador

    , 2017
  • Minority Bar Coalition - Bay Area: Co-Chair 

    , 2016
  • Bar Association of San Francisco: Board of Directors 

    , 2017
  • Asian American Bar Association of the Greater Bay Area: Board of Directors, Director at Large 

    , 2015
  • California Employment Lawyers Association: Diversity Outreach Committee Co-Chair

    , 2015
  • Asian Pacific Islander Legal Outreach: Board of Directors and Annual Gala Chair 

    , 2015

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • Asian Law Caucus: Volunteer at Workers' Rights Clinic, 2015

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:


  • In 2016, Ms. Mak served as co-lead counsel on a five-week jury trial which resulted in a $3.5 million total verdict for four female officers at the Sacramento County Sheriff’s Department for claims of workplace retaliation. The verdict was listed in the LexisNexis “Top 10 Employment Verdicts” for 2016, and was recognized by Leaders in the Law in its “Northern California’s Leading Lawyers” 2017 publication.

  • In 2015, Ms. Mak second-chaired a federal court trial which resulted in a favorable verdict for her client's retaliation and wrongful termination claims after he raised wage concerns in the workplace.

Educational Background:

  • J.D. from UC Hastings College of the Law

    , 2008
  • B.A. summa cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa in Political Science from UC San Diego

    , 2005
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Office Location for Lisa P. Mak

360 Post Street
8th Floor
San Francisco, CA 94108

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Last Updated: 3/21/2019

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