Murchison & Cumming LLP

Lisa D. Angelo Attorney at Law
Irvine Office
Senior Partner
714-972-1404 fax

Los Angeles Office
213-623-6336 fax
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Bar Admissions

  • California, 2003
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of California, 2013
  • U.S. District Court Central District of California, 2004
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of California, 2013
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of California, 2009
  • District of Columbia, 2005
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit, 2004
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 2014
  • U.S. District Court, District of Columbia, 2007
  • United States Tax Court, 2007
  • California Supreme Court, 2003


  • George Washington University Law School, Washington, District of Columbia (LL.M, 2003)
  • Whittier Law School, Costa Mesa, California (J.D., Law Review Member and Notes and Comments Editor, 2000 - 2002 , 2002)
    • Moot Court Honors Board Member and Competitor, 2000 - 2002
    • Trial Advocacy Honors Board Member and Competitor, 2000 - 2002
  • San Diego State University, San Diego, California (B.S. in Political Science and Psychology, 1998)

Lisa D. Angelo

Ms. Angelo is a Senior Partner in the Los Angeles and Irvine offices of Murchison & Cumming, LLP and a member of the firm's Professional Liability, General Liability, Law and Motion, and Retail practice groups. Ms. Angelo fiercely advocates for her clients, preparing them and taking away their worries. Her clients know they can trust her and work together to find the best solution.

Ms. Angelo is a Martindale Hubbell AV-Preeminent rated attorney and has experience in a wide variety of practice areas including legal malpractice, agent/broker malpractice (insurance and real estate), environmental consulting malpractice, product liability, premises liability (trip/slip and fall), general liability, and health law (elder/medical). Additionally, Lisa has represented major retail brands in all aspects of litigation matters including sexual harassment.

An aggressive trial attorney and litigator, one of Ms. Angelo's most recent victories includes a defense verdict in an alleged real estate fraud case. This case was tried fully masked during the COVID-19 pandemic with the jury seated throughout the courtroom. After a three-week trial, the jury took less than three hours to find the defendant not liable for any of the fraud-based claims, including punitive damages. Read more about the case here.

Ms. Angelo is an active member of the Claims Litigation Management, Professional Liability Defense Federation, Los Angeles County Bar Association's Inn of Court, Women Lawyers of Long Beach and she has served as a speaker for several local and national organizations including USLAW. She is a Co-Chair of M&C's Professional Development Subcommittee, part of the firm's Diversity and Inclusion's Women's Initiative.

Away from the office, Ms. Angelo enjoys golfing and is an accomplished pianist.

Representative Cases

Classes/Seminars Taught

  • "Gaining Mentors and Becoming One," USLAW Network, Women's Conference 2023
  • "Increasingly Complex Malpractice Settlements and Attendant Terms for Consideration aka How Do You Get it Done?," USLAW Network, Fall 2022 Client Conference
  • "Increasingly Complex Malpractice Settlements and Attendant Terms for Consideration aka How Do You Get it Done?," USLAW Network Professional Liability Forum, July 14, 2022.
  • "The Increase in Early 'Limits Demands' and Strategies for Response," USLAW Network Professional Liability Forum, July 13, 2022
  • "Pitfalls and Successes of Remote/Hybrid Depositions, Pre-Trial Conferences and Trials: What Have We Learned, How is Discovery Impacted, and Where Do We Go From Here?," USLAW Network, Fall 2021 Client Conference
  • “What Does the Rest of 2020 Look Like,” Virtual Roundtables: General Liability Claims, USLAW Network, July 6, 2020
  • "Professional Liability" Murchison & Cumming 2014 Year in Review, 5-Minute Drill, April 30, 2015, Los Angeles, CA
  • "Dos and Don'ts for General Counsel When Responding to State/Federal Subpoena, Document Request or Civil Investigative Demand," USLAW Network Legal Leaders and Corporate Counsel Exchange, March 3, 2015, Chicago, IL
  • "Duty to Defend Criminal Complaints" Murchison & Cumming 2013 Year in Review, 5-Minute Drill, April 29, 2014, Los Angeles, CA
  • "The Foreign Corrupt Practices Act," Panelist re: Business Across Borders in North America in 2013, Fall 2013 USLAW Network Client Conference, October 4, 2013, Vancouver, B.C., Canada.
  • "What To Do If You, Your Friend or Your CEO Receive an Indictment or Federal Grand Jury Subpoena," USLAW White Collar Crime EduNet Webinar, May 16, 2013
  • "Federal Criminal Discovery and Civility," Criminal Inn of Court Meeting, May 9, 2013, Los Angeles, CA
  • "Howell, Hanif & Beyond--The current climate for assessment of medical 'specials,'" Tokio Marine Management and TM Claims Services, May 30, 2012, Pasadena, CA
  • "California Civil Procedure," Southwestern University School of Law, Los Angeles, CA, February 2012


Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Murchison & Cumming's Professional Development Subcommittee - Co-Chair
  • Eastern District of California Pro Bono Panel
  • Federal Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
  • Los Angeles County Bar Association
  • Long Beach Bar Association

Published Works

  • "My First Jury Trial...During a Pandemic!," Professional Liability Defense Quarterly, March 2021
  • "Blue Shield to cover treatment for anorexia," Los Angeles Daily Journal, September 21, 2011
  • "Clash of the Courts: Are Witness Statements Privileged Information?" Los Angeles Daily Journal, April 27, 2010
  • Boy Scouts of America v. Dale, "The Delay in a Necessary Change With Time", 23 Whittier L. Rev. 3, 2002


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