Lisa L. Ricksecker

Partner

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

Lisa L. Ricksecker is a partner in the San Diego office of Lewis Brisbois and a member of the Toxic Tort & Environmental Litigation Practice. Her practice areas include products liability, professional liability and environmental/toxic torts litigation.

Ms. Ricksecker represents corporations, private individuals, and insurance companies in state and federal court, multi-district litigation and class actions.

Legal Experience

Toxic Tort/Environmental:

  • Experience in the defense of claims alleging bodily injuries and/or property damage as a result of exposures to mold, benzene, silica, asbestos, fiberglass, lead and perchlorate contamination, as well as other environmental contaminants.
  • Second-chaired a mold exposure case which resulted in Plaintiff’s medical doctor and indoor air quality expert being excluded from testifying at trial on mold-related injuries. (Geffcken v. D’Andrea (2006) 137 Cal. App. 4th 1298.)

Products Liability:

  • Handles multiple high exposure products liability claims brought against manufacturers and distributors in various areas, including ephedra products liability litigation involving Metabolife International, Inc., as well  as the multi-district litigation matter of In Re Hydroxycut Marketing and Sales Practices.

Employment Litigation:

  • Defended one of the largest temporary employment agencies in the defense of employment-related claims for breach of contract, discrimination, retaliation, harassment, wrongful termination, as well as violation of State and Federal Wage & Hour laws.
  • Represents clients in administrative investigations and hearings before the DFEH.

Professional Negligence and HOA Representation:

  • Defended professional negligence claims raised against homeowners associations and their board of directors for alleged mismanagement of common interest developments in California.
  • Defended professional negligence claims raised against property managers in their management of common interest developments, apartment buildings and commercial properties.
  • Successfully represented a senior community with respect to challenges to the validity and extension of its Declaration of Restrictions that would maintain its status as a senior community. (Costa Serena Owners Coalition v. Costa Serena Architectural Committee (2009) 175 Cal.App.4th 1175.)

Published Opinions

Costa Serena Owners Coalition v. Costa Serena Architectural Committee (2009) 175 Cal.App.4th 1175.

Admissions

California

United States District Court for the Southern District of California

Associations

  • San Diego County Bar Association
  • San Diego Defense Lawyers Association

Education

California Western School of Law

Juris Doctor, 1998

University of San Diego

Bachelor of Arts in both English Literature and Spanish, 1994

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