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Senior Counsel


Lisa K. Rauch

Lisa Rauch is a Senior Counsel at Howard Rome Martin & Ridley LLP. She grew up in Los Angeles and was a theater major at U.C. Berkeley. Ms. Rauch has been practicing civil litigation since receiving her law degree from the University of San Francisco School of Law in 1990.

Ms. Rauch has a broad range of experience and has handled and managed cases from beginning to end in numerous areas, including insurance coverage, personal injury, employment, ADA accommodations, commercial disputes, real estate, construction defect and product liability matters. She has successfully represented her clients’ interests in a variety of disputes both the plaintiff and defense side. For the last several years, her practice has focused on asbestos defense litigation for a variety of industries.

With extensive experience in both state court and federal litigation, Ms. Rauch has been involved in all phases of litigation. She has developed substantial expertise in the management of mass torts, providing a high level of analysis while being cognizant of the economic and strategic issues facing clients managing litigation on a national scale.

Ms. Rauch has had leadership roles in several volunteer organizations, including California Women Lawyers, Queen’s Bench and the parents association for her daughters’ school. She is the 2002 Past President of Queen’s Bench and served on the Board of Directors for many years both before and after serving as President. She is currently the Co-Chair of the Queen’s Bench Award Committee. Ms. Rauch has been honored with the Merit Award by Queen’s Bench. She served on the Board of Governors for California Women Lawyers from 2004 – 2008, including serving in positions as First Vice President and Treasurer. She continues to volunteer for a number of community organizations.

Ms. Rauch is an avid reader, a beginning bridge player and enjoys cooking, swimming, hiking and spending time outdoors with her husband and two daughters.


Background Information

University of California, Berkeley (A.B., 1986)
University of San Francisco School of Law (J.D. 1990)

San Mateo County Bar Association
Queen’s Bench (Member, Board Director, President, 2002)
San Francisco Trial Lawyers Association
California Women Lawyers (Board of Governors, 2004-2008 First Vice President, and Treasurer)