Lisa P. Gruen

Shareholder  |   Los Angeles

Lisa Gruen is a partner in the Los Angeles/Southern California office, and is a Co-Chair of the firm’s Products Liability Practice Group. She is AV® Peer Review Rated by Martindale Hubbell. In addition to defending a wide variety of civil actions in the areas of product liability, fire law, premises liability, professional liability, medical devices, , construction defect, and toxic/environmental torts,  Lisa has been “boots on the ground” at fire scenes involving catastrophic personal injury and property damage on behalf of various manufacturers and distributors. She has defended numerous lawsuits involving consumer and industrial products for national and international manufacturing and service corporations.

Lisa has jury trial experience in many venues throughout Central and Southern California and has had a number of verdicts and settlements reported. She has handled multiple cases in U.S. District Court, including Americans with Disabilities (ADA) cases, Lanham Act, products liability, patent infringement and trademark infringement cases. She has mediated hundreds of cases in all areas of civil liability defense.

She has presented at both the DRI Product Liability and Fire Science and Litigation seminars and has published on multiple topics in DRI’s For The Defense monthly magazine.  She has been a presenter at the National PLRB Conference.    

Lisa fundraises for Autism Speaks and is honored yearly as Grand Club member for fundraising over $1000.  She and her husband, who is also an attorney, spend their free time going to rock concerts and sporting events, traveling, and keeping up with their adult daughter who is in Occupational Therapy graduate school and with their  sixteen year-old son who is on the Autism Spectrum.

  • Wayne State University School of Law, J.D.
  • University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, B.A.
  • California
  • U.S. District Court, Central District of California 
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of California

Defense Research Institute, Member Products Liability Committee

Defense Research Institute, Past Chair Fire Science & Litigation Specialized Litigation Group

Defense Research Institute, Products Liability Committee, Member Steering Committee

Gavel Network, Advisory Board