Jamie L.

P. 206.245.1734

Jamie Lisagor advises and represents clients in a broad range of matters impacting our communities, and is a committed public servant and advocate for diversity and equity in the legal profession.

Jamie Lisagor focuses her practice on helping clients navigate complex statutory, regulatory, and constitutional issues. She provides clients with strategic legal advice and representation in litigation and appeals involving a broad range of matters impacting our communities. Her expertise includes municipal law; race, equity, and justice initiatives; freedom of expression and religion; public policy and planning; public projects; and the political process. She works with clients to draft, defend, and implement state and local initiatives, legislation, and public programs. She also serves as outside general counsel to national and regional reproductive justice organizations and other nonprofits.

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 in Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan’s San Francisco office, where she represented technology companies in complex commercial litigation and intellectual property trials 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. She regularly provides pro bono representation on appellate matters, including amicus briefs. Her recent pro bono work includes a successful appeal based on a federal agency’s overreach of its rulemaking authority. She is involved in civic learning and education initiatives in Washington, including serving on the Washington State Civic Learning Council’s Executive Committee, and presents frequently on current legal issues to middle and high school civics teachers. Jamie also serves in leadership roles in several professional organizations, with a focus on increasing opportunities for law students and lawyers who are underrepresented in the legal profession. She recently received the Diversity Equity and Inclusion Champion Award from the U.S. District Court for W.D. Wash. Equity and Inclusion Committee.

Bar Admissions:
  • Washington
  • California
  • New York
  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
  • Various U.S. District Courts
  • 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)
  • Diversity Equity and Inclusion Champion Award, from the U.S. District Court for W.D. Wash. Equity and Inclusion Committee
  • Selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America in the field of Commercial Litigation, 2024
  • Selected for Washington Super Lawyers, 2022-2023
  • Washington State Association of Municipal Attorneys: Advising on Race, Equity, and Justice Initiatives, Presenter, 2024
  • Washington State Association of Municipal Attorneys: Local Climate Change Initiatives, Presenter, 2023
  • The Seminar Group’s Annual Cutting-Edge Issues in Condemnation Conference: Inverse Condemnation, 2021
  • Federal Bar Association: W.D. Wash. Court Operations During COVID-19: What You Need to Know, Moderator, 2020
  • Washington State Association of Municipal Attorneys: Managing the Impact of COVID-19 on Your Agency, Presenter, 2020
  • Federal Bar Association and King County Bar Association: Federal Civil Appeals, Moderator, 2018
  • Washington State Association of Municipal Attorneys: A Taxing Problem: When Can a Municipality Tax Another Government Entity?, Presenter, Fall, 2014
  • U.S. District Court Judicial Institute for High School and Middle School Civics Teachers: Annual U.S. Supreme Court Term in Review, Presenter, 2013-present
  • Community workshops on tenant rights, bankruptcy, intimate partner violence, and family law issues, 2006-2010
Community Involvement:
  • Civic Learning Council (formerly Council for Public Legal Education), President, 2020-Present, Executive Committee, 2013-Present
Professional Organizations:
  • W.D. Wash. Summer Diversity Judicial Externship Program, Planning Committee
  • Ninth Circuit Lawyer Representative for W.D. Wash., Co-Chair
  • William L. Dwyer Inn of Court, Master Member
  • Ninth Circuit Appellate Lawyer Representatives Mentoring Project, Mentor
  • Federal Bar Association-WDWA, President, 2020-2021
  • U.S. Magistrate Judge Merits Selection Panel for the W.D. Wash., Chair, 2023
  • U.S. District Court for the W.D. Wash., COVID-19 Reconstitution Committee
  • American Bar Association
  • King County Bar Association