Daily Journal named Lisa M. Gilford to its 2020 “Top 100 Lawyers in California” list, which recognizes lawyers whose legal work changed the law, an industry, or society in the last year.
The publication lauded Lisa’s recent appointment to the board of the NAACP Legal Defense and Education Fund, Inc., with which she has been working informally since 2015. Lisa was also commended for her representation of Honda Motor Co. as lead counsel in 14 class actions filed after the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration announced an expanded investigation into airbags made by a German firm. She drew further praise for being retained by the National Basketball Association in the lawsuit filed by the mother of Zena “Zeke” Upshaw, after his sudden death after collapsing in the midst of a game.
Lisa is a leading complex civil litigator with a practice focused on class actions, multi-district litigation, products liability matters, and large-scale commercial disputes. Clients turn to Lisa for counsel on their most challenging and significant legal issues. Her advocacy skills have played a pivotal role in shaping the outcome of numerous class actions and aggregate litigation matters nationwide.