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Jamie L. Lisagor

Partner

Jamie practices trial and appellate litigation on behalf of public, private, and non-profit clients, with a focus on constitutional, municipal, commercial, election, and intellectual property law. She has represented clients in successful appeals before both state and federal courts, including the Washington appellate courts, and U.S. Courts of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit and Federal Circuit. She also provides general counseling on a variety of municipal, constitutional, regulatory, and intellectual property issues. She also regularly works on state and local voter initiatives and city ordinances, including drafting, constitutional analysis, and legal challenges.

Prior to joining Pacifica Law Group, Jamie served as a law clerk to the Honorable Richard C. Tallman of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, and Magistrate Judge Debra Freeman of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York. She was also a litigation associate at Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan’s San Francisco office, where she represented technology companies in complex commercial litigation and intellectual property trial and appeals.

Before entering private practice, Jamie was a staff attorney at legal aid associations in upstate New York and Hawai’i. She handled class action suits brought on behalf of public housing tenants, and won several jury trials involving real estate and consumer fraud claims.

Jamie is committed to public service and is active in numerous regional community organizations. She is a member of the Executive Committee of the Washington State Council on Public Legal Education and served as the president of the board of directors of Youth in Focus from 2015 to 2016. She provides pro bono representation on appellate matters, and recently argued and won a pro bono appeal before the Ninth Circuit based on a federal agency’s overreach of its rulemaking authority. She also is active in several professional organizations, including serving as a committee co-chair for the Federal Bar Association-WDWA.

Bar Admissions:

  • Washington
  • California
  • New York
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth and Federal Circuits
  • Western District of Washington
  • Southern District of California

Education:

  • Rice University, B.A., Modern Culture and Media (Rice University Service Award, Women’s Resource Center Impact Award)
  • University of Virginia School of Law, J.D. (Virginia Law Review, American Society of International Law Fellowship, Public Interest Law Association, Board Member)

Honors:

  • Selected for Washington Rising Stars, 2013-2017

Speaking Engagements & Presentations:

  • Washington State Association of Municipal Attorneys: “A Taxing Problem: When Can a Municipality Tax Another Government Entity?” CLE, Co-Presenter, Fall 2014
  • Judicial Institute for High School and Middle School Civics Teachers: “Federal Appellate Process,” Tacoma, September 2011, Seattle, June 2012; “Review of Recent Supreme Court Cases,” Seattle, June 2013, June 2014, June 2015, June 2016
  • “Community workshops on tenant rights, bankruptcy, and family law issues,” New York, 2006-2007, San Francisco, 2008-2010
  • “Representing Victims of Domestic Violence” CLE, Co-Presenter, Albany, New York, 2007

Community Involvement:

  • Youth In Focus, Board of Directors, 2014-present, President, 2015-2017
  • Council of Public Legal Education, Executive Committee, 2013-present
  • Greater Northwest Chapter of the MS Society, 2006-present
  • Bay Area Consumer Rights Clinic, Supervising Pro Bono Attorney, 2008-2009
  • Legal Aid Justice Center, Pro Bono Attorney, 2005-2006

Professional Organizations:

  • Federal Bar Association-WDWA
  • King County Bar Association