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Lisa Maki attended Loyola University of Chicago where she majored in both Political Science and English and received a minor in business. She moved to California and received her Juris Doctor from Pepperdine University in Malibu, and was admitted to the California State Bar in 1992. Immediately thereafter, she opened her own legal practice dedicated to protecting consumers and enforcing our State's civil rights laws. She has won punitive damages for her clients in the last six (6) trials and vigorously defends and prosecutes cases to protect our citizens’ constitutional and statutory rights.
Lisa Maki is admitted to practice in all state courts in California, the United States District Courts of California, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals and the United States Supreme Court. Her practice areas include Consumer Class Action Litigation, Employment Litigation for Employees, including Discrimination, Sexual Harassment, Sexual Assault and Battery, Wrongful Termination, Retaliation, Wage and Hour Issues and Misclassification of Employees as Independent Contractors. She and her team also represent victims of Personal Injury in Litigation whether such injuries are caused by Vehicular Accidents, Unsafe Products or Premises. The firm also handles Class Action Cases for Unpaid Overtime, Wage and Hour Claims, and Consumer Class actions.
Lisa Maki is the President Elect of the Consumer Attorneys of Los Angeles (CAALA) and has served on CAALA'S Board since 2004. She also serves as the 4th Vice President of the Consumer Attorneys of California (CAOC) and has been a member of its "President's Club" since 2003. Lisa Maki is a member of AAJ's Leader's Forum and the Women's Trial Lawyer Caucus.
From 2002-2006 Lisa Maki sat on the Board of the Beverly Hills Bar Association and served on the board and as an officer of the Beverly Hills Bar Association Foundation. She has also served on the board of the Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles and has been an officer of the State-Wide Civil Justice Research and Education Project since 2005. Other Board memberships include the Finnish American Chamber of Commerce from 2002-2004 and the Pacific Palisades' Community Council from 2000-2003.
Lisa Maki was awarded the Orange County Trial Lawyers' Association's Employment Lawyer of the Year in 2006 and has been a "Super Lawyer" for the past five (5) years. In 2007, Lisa Maki was awarded the Consumer Attorneys of California's first ever "Street Fighter" award and was nominated as trial lawyer of the year by the Consumer Attorneys of Los Angeles in 2007 and 2008, 2009, and 2010. In 2008, and 2010, Lisa was nominated as CAOC's Consumer Attorney of the year. In 2009, the California Employment Lawyers Association (CELA) awarded her the “Joe Posner” award and CAALA presented her with the Steve Glickman award.
Lisa Maki is a "Friend" of the Trial Lawyers Charities and is a Director level supporter of MOCA in Los Angeles. She is also a member of the Consumer Attorneys' Associations of California and Los Angeles, the Los Angeles County Bar Association, the Orange County Trial Lawyers' Association, the Beverly Hills Bar Association, the National Employment Lawyers' Association, the California Employment Lawyers' Association, and the American Association for Justice.
She has lectured/taught seminars for the Beverly Hills Bar Association, the California and Los Angles Consumer Attorneys' Associations, the Orange County Trial Lawyers Association, the California Employment Lawyers' Association, the Los Angeles County Bar Association, AAJ, and the State Bar of California.
Areas of Practice:
Consumer Class Action Litigation
Employment and Injury Litigation
Discrimination & Wrongful Termination
Civil Assault and Battery
Sexual Assault and Battery
Wage & Hour Class Actions
Contract and Business Litigation
U.S. District Court Central District of California
U.S. District Court Southern District of California
U.S. Court of Appeals 9th Circuit
U.S. Supreme Court
Pepperdine University School of Law, Malibu, California, 1992
Loyola University of Chicago
Major: Political Science
Professional Associations and Memberships:
Consumer Attorneys of California
Consumer Attorneys of California-President's Club, 2003
CAOC, 2005 - 2007
Consumer Attorneys of Los Angeles, 2004
AAJ's Leader Forum
Women's Trial Lawyer Caucus
AAJ Employment Rights Section
Beverly Hills Bar Association, 2002 - 2006
Beverly Hills Bar Association Foundation, 2003 - Present
Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles
Civil Justice Research and Education Project, 2005 - Present
Finnish American Chamber of Commerce, 2002 - 2004
Pacific Palisades' Community Council, 2000 - 2003
Consumer Attorneys' Association of California
Consumer Attorneys' Association of Los Angeles
Los Angeles County Bar Association
Orange County Trial Lawyers' Association
Beverly Hills Bar Association
National Employment Lawyers' Association
California Employment Lawyers' Association
American Bar Association
American Association for Justice
California Employment Lawyers' Association
Member, Legislative Committee