Beverly Elaine Narayan


Beverly Narayan is a partner in the Los Angeles office of Lewis Brisbois and a member of the General Liability Practice. Ms. Narayan defends individuals and businesses in cases of personal injury, premises liability, wrongful death, and catastrophic loss. 

Prior to joining Lewis Brisbois, Ms. Narayan was the managing attorney of a global insurance carrier's staff legal office which defended commercial-line insureds in General Liability, Workers Compensation, and Construction Defect.

Legal Experience

Over 15 years civil litigation experience through trial and appeal in both state and federal courts representing clients in the entertainment, service, hotel, transportation, and financial industries. Risk transfer/risk management, contract drafting and negotiation, indemnity, bench and jury trial, ADR, in the practice areas of personal injury, toxic tort, premises and products liability, and, insurance coverage. 

Prior Experience

  • Chaired one of the largest securities cases in NASD-DR’s history (over one billion dollars claimed in damages, allegations of raiding and unfair competition)
  • Consultant to start-up companies on issues of contract, employment
  • Neutral, Multi-Option ADR Panel, San Mateo County Superior Court
  • Judicial Referee and Judge Pro Tem, San Mateo County Superior Court
  • Chairperson and Public Arbitrator, NASD (FINRA), Pacific Stock Exchange 

Offices Held

  • Child Watch Coalition, past Chair, San Mateo County 
  • San Mateo County Barristers, past Executive Board Member
  • San Mateo County Women Lawyers, past Co-Chair and Executive Board member
  • National Women’s Political Caucus, past Diversity Chair 

Community Activities

  • Cottage Food Operator, bevie bakes, a cookie company
  • Veterans Legal Services Project, Los Angeles County Bar Association


  • State Bar Admissions
    • California
  • United States District Courts
    • United States District Court for the Central District of California
    • United States District Court for the Eastern District of California
    • United States District Court for the Northern District of California
  • United States Courts of Appeals
    • United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit



Ninth Circuit

United States District Court, California (Northern, Central, Eastern Districts)


  • South Asian Bar Association
  • State Bar of California
  • American Civil Liberties Union

Awards & Honors

  • Who’s Who in America
  • Who’s Who in American Women 
  • San Mateo County Barrister of the Year 


University of California, Hastings College of the Law, San Francisco, California

Juris Doctor

University of California, Berkeley, Berkeley, California

Bachelor of Arts, Political Science

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