Lann G. McIntyre


  • location icon San Diego, CA
    701 B Street
    Suite 1900
    San Diego, CA 92101

Lann G. McIntyre is a partner in the San Diego office of Lewis Brisbois and a vice-chair of the Appellate Practice. Ms. McIntyre has over 30 years of experience as a civil litigator and appellate specialist in San Diego. During her legal career she has practiced in such diverse areas of law as construction contract disputes, labor law, employment law, professional negligence, appellate law, family law, and general business litigation. She is best known for her research, writing and advocacy skills.

Ms. McIntyre started her legal career in San Diego, practicing in the areas of construction contract disputes, labor law, and general business litigation. She developed a specialty in civil appeals, arguing her first case in the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals during her second year of practice. Ms. McIntyre continued her representation of clients in a variety of litigation matters and developed a specialty as an accomplished appellate practitioner.

Ms. McIntyre also gained expertise handling employment litigation from both the plaintiff’s and defense perspectives, counseling employers and employees on employment issues, conducting training, and preparing employee handbooks. She has also been "Of Counsel" to firms practicing in professional negligence and family law.



Ms. McIntyre has been a member of (and past chair of) the Appellate Court Committee of the San Diego County Bar Association and the State Bar Appellate Courts Committee.

Community Activities

  • Board member (past-president of) University of San Diego School of Law, Law Alumni Association
  • Pro bono counsel to and member of board of trustees of the South District Conference of the United Methodist Church

Published Opinions

  • DeCambre v. Rady Children’s Hospital-San Diego (2015) 235 Cal.App.4th 1
  • Mark Tanner Construction, Inc. v. Hub International Insurance Services, Inc. (2014) 224 Cal.App.4th 574

Professional Presentations

Ms. McIntyre is a frequent presenter at USD School of Law regarding careers, appellate law, and practice management. She has also been a speaker on topics such as elimination of bias in the law, advice to trial lawyers on preparing for post-judgment motions and appeals, legal writing and oral advocacy, and employment law.



Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals

Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals

Southern, Central and Northern Districts of California

United States Supreme Court


  • San Diego County Bar Association, Appellate Court Committee
  • Women's Global Network

Awards & Honors

  • Master, San Diego Appellate Inn of Court, 2018
  • AV- Preeminent rated by Martindale Hubbell
  • Listed in Los Angeles Times’ Top Lawyers of Southern California, 2014
  • San Diego Top Lawyers, 2015, 2017 (San Diego Magazine)


University of San Diego School of Law

Juris Doctor, cum laude, 1982

  • Member of the Moot Court Board, recognized for outstanding legal writing
  • Order of the Barristers

University of California, Santa Barbara

Bachelor of Science, Political Science & History (dual degrees), 1979

  • Phi Beta Kappa

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