Maria Lampasona

phone: 510-433-2600
fax: 510-452-3006
fax: 510-433-2699
email: lampasona@rankinlaw.com

 

Bar Admissions:
California, 2008
United States Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit
U.S. District Courts:
» Northern District of California
» Eastern District of California

Education:
University of San Francisco School of Law:
Doctor of Jurisprudence

University of California, Davis:
Bachelor of Arts, Political Science
Bachelor of Arts, American Studies

Ms. Lampasona joined Lombardi, Loper & Conant, LLP in 2009, and became a partner in 2015. She became a Shareholder in the current firm upon the firms’ merger in July 2019. Her practice includes the defense of general liability, access, and employment-related claims.

In general liability matters, Ms. Lampasona’s practice has included the representation of clients in the medical transport and hospitality industries, as well as various universities, public school districts, and public and private entities. Ms. Lampasona also is experienced in advising and defending clients, including owners and tenants of large facilities, stadiums, and ballparks, regarding general liability matters, access issues, and compliance with the Americans With Disabilities Act and California’s Unruh Civil Rights Act.

In employment-related litigation, Ms. Lampasona has represented public entities and private companies, as well as public and private educational institutions, both in civil actions, and in administrative actions involving the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and the California Department of Fair Employment & Housing.

Originally from Massachusetts, Ms. Lampasona graduated from the University of California at Davis, receiving a B.A. in American Studies and a B.A. in Political Science. Prior to receiving her degrees, Ms. Lampasona participated in the University of California Washington D.C. program, and interned at the White House in the office of Vice President Al Gore. She received her Juris Doctor from the University of San Francisco School of Law.

Ms. Lampasona was selected for the Northern California Super Lawyers Rising Stars list in 2016, 2017, and 2018.

Representative Cases and Trial Results:

- Koepke v. Ford, et al.: Secured a defense verdict in a living mesothelioma asbestos case (second chair).
- Long v. San Francisco Forty Niners: Secured favorable appellate ruling following dismissal of underlying case on demurrer. (Long v. Forty Niners Football Co., LLC, (2019) 33 Cal. App. 5th 550)
- Nieves v. City of Oakland: Secured favorable appellate ruling following dismissal of underlying case on demurrer. (2016 Cal. App. Unpub. LEXIS 8409 * | 2016 WL 6879282)

Professional Associations and Memberships:

The State Bar of California
Association of Defense Counsel (2020 Annual Meeting Planning Committee)
Alameda County Bar Association (Vice-Chair, Executive Committee, Trial Practice Group)
Defense Research Institute (DRI)

Classes/Seminars:

Panelist, Civility, Association of Defense Counsel of Northern California and Nevada, 58th Annual Meeting, December 2017
Panelist, Women in Law Series: Paths to Success in Litigation, ACBA, July 2019
Panelist, Employment Law from Plaintiff, Defense & Government Perspectives, ACBA, September 2020