Lisa A Corman
Senior Counsel | Oakland/East Bay
Lisa was raised outside of Chicago and came to the Bay area via San Diego and Tübingen, Germany. Her interest in the law came from her passion for social justice and fairness in employment. Lisa originally was a maritime law practitioner, before shifting to practicing employment law. During her time as an employment law attorney, she represented men and women who faced discrimination and harassment in their workplaces. She also represented individuals in wage and hour claims; including several “house mothers” against a “gentlemen’s club.” In 2006, her focus changed to insurance defense where she defended various companies in products liability cases. Although representing companies was seemingly incompatible with her passion for social justice, it provided Lisa an understanding of the complexities and nuances corporations may face.
With this knowledge, and ability to see both sides of a story, Lisa realized there is a larger market to be served by her expertise. She opened a firm with a good friend and developed a practice representing landlord in landlord-tenant cases as well as an estate planning and probate practice. When the opportunity to become a senior counsel with the Firm materialized, Lisa joined the Firm in order to build her expertise with a larger, more established firm.
Lisa resides in Alameda with her partner, daughter, dog and a fat cat. When she is not practicing the law, she can be found playing, coaching or watching (ice) hockey. Lisa also enjoys as much time as possible with daughter, which means attending dance recitals, theater productions and chorales. Lisa is a proud and active volunteer with the Alameda County Food Bank and has also enjoyed volunteering with the Alameda County Bar Association ‘Lawyer in the Library’ program.
- Golden Gate University, J.D.
- California State University, San Diego, B.A.
- University of Denver Eberhard-Karls Universität Tübingen, M.A.
- U.S. District Court, Northern District of California
- U.S. District Court, Southern District of California
- U.S. District Court, Eastern District of California
- U.S District Court, Central District of California