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  1. Contracts: 20%
  2. Employment: 20%
  3. Litigation: 20%
  4. Criminal Defense: 20%
  5. White Collar Crime: 20%


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  • James Nelson Dicks

    This attorney works very hard for the client and keeps up with the law by attending legal seminars to assist them in this regard. I endorse this attorney.


    James Dicks Criminal defense Attorney
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  • Frank James Polek

    I endorse this lawyer's work. Lisa Damiani is one of the few attorneys in San Diego who truly does both civil litigation and criminal defense, rather than just dabbling in one. She is extremely articulate, intelligent and appropriately aggressive. I wouldn't want her on the other side of one of my cases.


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Award nameGrantorDate granted
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2012
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers Magazine2012
Bar Register of Preeminent Women LawyersMartindale-Hubbell2012
Attorney of the Month - September IssueSan Diego Attorney Journal2012
Super LawyerSuper Lawyer Magazine2011
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2011
Bar Register of Preeminent Women LawyersMartindale-Hubbell2011
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2010
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers Magazine2010
AV Peer Review RatingMartindale-Hubbell2009
AV Peer Review RatingMartindale-Hubbell2008
AV Peer Review RatingMartindale-Hubbell2007
AV Peer Review RatingMartindale-Hubbell2006
AV Peer Review RatingMartindale-Hubbell2005
AV Peer Review RatingMartindale-Hubbell2004
AV Peer Review RatingMartindale-Hubbell2003
AV Peer Review RatingMartindale-Hubbell2002
AV Peer Review RatingMartindale-Hubbell2001
AV Peer Review RatingMartindale-Hubbell2000
AV Peer Review RatingMartindale-Hubbell1999
AV Peer Review RatingMartindale-Hubbell1998
Trial Advocacy AwardRichard D. Westbrook1988
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PresidentDamiani Law Group APC2000 - Present
Of CounselMcKenna & Cuneo, LLP (Now McKenna, Long, & Aldridge, LLP)1993 - 2000
OwnerLaw Office of Lisa J. Damiani1989 - 1993
Association namePosition nameDuration
National Employment Lawyers Association (NELA)Member2011 - Present
Hon. William B. Enright American Inn of CourtMaster (former Board Member)1994 - Present
State Bar of CaliforniaMember1988 - Present
San Diego County Bar AssociationMember1988 - Present
National Association of Criminal Defense LawyersMember1989 - 2008
California Attorneys for Criminal JusticeMember1989 - 2007
American Trial Lawyers AssociationMember (Past Chair of the Criminal Law Section)1988 - 2004
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Manduley v. Superior Court (People) (2002) 27 Cal. 4th 537California Supreme Court upheld Proposition 21 and client ultimately received probation sentence
Lexin v. Superior Court (2010) 47 Cal.4th 1050The case was dismissed after the California Supreme Court granted the defense challenge to the complaint
U.S. v. SDG&E, et al., Case #06 CR 0065 DMS/07 CR 0484 DMSCourt dismissed the indictment pretrial against all Defendants. The government re-indicted all defendants and the matter went to trial. After six weeks of trial in June 2007, the jury found the firm’s client not guilty.
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Publication nameTitleDate
Daily JournalManaging Parallel Proceedings Is Essential to Protecting the Rights and Maximizing the Benefits to the Client2008
American Trial Lawyers AssociationRehabilitation in the Juvenile System vs. Adult State Prison -- Keeping the Juvenile Offender in Juvenile Court2003
California Western School of Law International Law JournalThe Power of United States Courts to Grant Jurisdiction Over Foreign Heads of State1988
UnknownThe Cost of Litigation: Who Pays the Bill?N/A
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
California Western School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1988
New York UniversityN/ABA - Bachelor of Arts1983
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
American Trial Lawyers Association Boston ConferenceRehabilitation in the Juvenile System vs. Adult State Prison2003
San Diego Federal Defenders SeminarMulti-Defendant Case Strategies2000
NAPEO National Convention New OrleansInvestigating Misconduct --Added Responsibilities for the PEO2000
California State Bar Annual Convention San DiegoParallel Criminal and Civil Proceedings1998
Conference UnknownCore Skills of Creative Problem SolvinN/A