Jamie Lisagor represents clients in litigation, trial, and appeals, as well as leading the firm’s COVID-19 practice and volunteering for a number of civic organizations.
Jamie Lisagor practices trial and appellate litigation on behalf of public, private, and non-profit clients, with a focus on constitutional, municipal, commercial, 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.
Jamie also provides general counseling on a variety of municipal, open government, constitutional, public project, regulatory, and intellectual property issues. She regularly works on state and local voter initiatives and city ordinances, including drafting, constitutional analysis and legal challenges.
Jamie leads the firm’s team in addressing the wide range of legal issues that public, private, and non-profit clients face in responding to the coronavirus (COVID -19) pandemic. In the immediate wake of the pandemic, Pacifica co-sponsored a webinar with the Municipal Research and Services Center (MRSC) addressing the impact on public agencies, including emergency powers at the federal, state and local levels, and holding public meetings.
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 the President of the Washington State Civic Learning Council (formerly known as the 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 President for the Federal Bar Association-WDWA.
- New York
- U.S. District Court for the Western District of Washington
- U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California
- U.S. District Court for the Central District of California
- U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
- U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
- 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)
- Selected for Washington Rising Stars, 2013-2017, 2020
- Federal Bar Association: WDWA Court Operations During COVID-19: What You Need to Know, CLE, Moderator, 2020
- Washington State Association of Municipal Attorneys: Managing the Impact of COVID-19 on Your Agency, CLE, Co-Presenter, 2020
- Federal Bar Association and King County Bar Association: Federal Civil Appeals, CLE, Moderator, 2018
- Washington State Association of Municipal Attorneys: A Taxing Problem: When Can a Municipality Tax Another Government Entity?, CLE, Co-Presenter, Fall, 2014
- U.S. District Court Judicial Institute for High School and Middle School Civics Teachers: Federal Appellate Process, 2011-2012; Annual U.S. Supreme Court Term in Review, 2013-Present
- 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
- Civic Learning Council (formerly Council for Public Legal Education), President, 2020-Present, Executive Committee, 2013-Present
- Civic Learning Initiative, 2016 and 2018 Summit Planning Committee
- Youth In Focus, Board of Directors, President, 2015-2017
- Greater Northwest Chapter of the MS Society, 2006-Present
- Youth soccer coach, 2008-2009
- Bay Area Consumer Rights Clinic, Supervising Pro Bono Attorney, 2008-2009
- Legal Aid Justice Center, Pro Bono Attorney, 2005-2006
- Federal Bar Association-WDWA, President, 2020-present, Vice President, 2019-2020, Treasurer, 2017-2019
- U.S. District Court for the WDWA, Reconstitution Committee, 2020-Present
- William L. Dwyer Inn of Court, Master Member
- Ninth Circuit Appellate Lawyer Representatives Mentoring Project, Mentor
- King County Bar Association