Joann Rangel


Joann Rangel is a partner in the Sacramento office of Lewis Brisbois and a member of the General Liability Practice. She has over 25 years of courtroom experience litigating a wide variety of cases including personal injury, products liability, crop damage, automobile and trucking accidents, professional liability, and construction claims on behalf of design professionals and contractors in residential and commercial projects. Ms. Rangel has extensive experience and success litigating complex matters in state and federal courts, appellate proceedings, and administrative hearings. She has tried numerous cases to verdict and has successfully advanced cases in appellate court, including the published opinion, Miller v. Roseville Lodge No. 1293, clarifying the application of the Privette doctrine. 

Ms. Rangel also takes an active role in her community. She served as a pro bono advisor to the California Teachers’ Association and has presented seminars on a variety of legal issues for the Institute of Traffic Engineering and LOEL Senior Center. 


  • 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 District Court

Eastern, Northern and Central Districts of California


Member of the Sacramento Bar Association


University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law

Juris Doctor, 1998

  • Outstanding Achievement in the Study of Law, awarded 1997, 1998

San Jose State University

Bachelor of Arts, Political Science, 1994

  • Pi Sigma Alpha Honor Society, member

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