Alec Rishwain


Alec Rishwain is an associate in the Sacramento office of Lewis Brisbois and a member of the Complex Business & Commercial Litigation and General Liability Practices.

Specifically, Mr. Rishwain’s practice includes a wide variety of cases, including personal injury, products liability, habitability issues, and construction claims, and environmental litigation. He also has valuable experience working on complex matters involving environmental contamination and commercial litigation issues in both state and federal courts. He is trusted with important motion practice, taking and defending depositions, and successfully representing clients at mediation and mandatory settlement conferences.

Mr. Rishwain graduated cum laude from Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law at Arizona State University. During law school, Mr. Rishwain was the President of the Corporate and Business Law Society and a Senior Editor for the Sports & Entertainment Law Review. Mr. Rishwain also served as a Judicial Extern for Judge William O’Neil, Presiding Disciplinary Judge for the Supreme Court of Arizona. Prior to law school, Mr. Rishwain received a B.A. degree in political science from the University of California at San Diego. Before joining Lewis Brisbois, Mr. Rishwain served as a Judicial Extern to the Honorable Consuelo Maria Callahan of the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. He was admitted to the California Bar Association in December of 2018.

Mr. Rishwain also strives to stay involved in the community he practices. During law school, he volunteered at the Arizona Legal Center, where he provided legal assistance to those who lacked the resources and ability to resolve their legal issues. Mr. Rishwain has also coached youth sports in the Sacramento area.

Primary Area(s) of Practice

  • Complex Business & Commercial Litigation
  • General Liability

Additional Experience



United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit

United States District Court for the Eastern District of California

Awards & Honors

  • CALI Excellence for the Future Awards – Sports Law, Professional Sports Law
  • Willard Pedrick Scholar Award, in recognition of academic excellence
  • Pro Bono Distinction


Arizona State University–Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law

Juris Doctor, cum laude, 2018

University of California, San Diego

Bachelor of Arts in Political Science, 2015


CA Real Estate Salesperson License