Lisa M. Cappelluti


Ms. Cappelluti opened the Northern California Office for the firm in 2005. Her practice emphasizes the representation of developers and general contractors in construction disputes and contract consultations. She has represented clients in a wide variety of cases, for both residential and commercial construction projects.

In 2013, Ms. Cappelluti obtained a defense verdict in trials on two separate construction litigation matters, one involving mold and toxic tort claims. Specifically, she has defended her clients in construction defect claims, delay claims, construction site injuries, contract disputes, toxic tort and mold claims. In addition, Ms. Cappelluti has been instrumental in assisting clients in forming corporations, preparing residential development documents for associated real estate transactions, and preparing contracts for construction clients. She also has advised her clients on the procurement and administration of WRAP/OCIP insurance policies.

Ms. Cappelluti earned a Doctorate of Jurisprudence at the University of San Francisco, after obtaining a bachelor degree from Santa Clara University in Art History and English. She lectures to members of different contractor groups on construction issues, contract disputes, and risk allocation issues facing the construction industry. Ms. Cappelluti has also published several articles for the industry. Born in Madera, Calif., Ms. Cappelluti is now a resident of San Francisco.

Practice Area(s): Construction Law and Casualty.

Admitted: California.

Memberships: State Bar of California Litigation Section Executive Committee Member 2005 to present; Chair of Executive Committee 2013; The Earl Warren American Inns of Court; American Bar Association Construction Law Section; State Bar of California Association of Defense Counsel; Alameda County Bar Association; San Francisco County Bar Association; DRI; Associated General Contractors of America; and National Association of Industrial Offices and Properties.

School: University of San Francisco, 1994; and Santa Clara University, 1988.

Speaking Engagements: "Meeting of the Special Masters," the San Francisco Bar Association Construction Section; and "Coaching for the New Practitioner," the State Bar of California Litigation Section, West Coast Casualty 2012 Conference; and 2013 Complex Litigation Symposium, Panel Presentation on Mass Actions.

Publications: Meeting of Masters 2008; Coaching for New Practitioners 2008; Toxic Mold Act 2001: Friend or Foe, Options for Creditors; and Editorial, California Litigation Update 2013.