Lisa Silva Passalacqua Partner




Lisa Silva Passalacqua is an accomplished trial attorney representing corporate clients in the areas of product and premises liability, environmental toxic torts, personal injury and trucking. She practices in California state and federal courts and throughout the United States.

With more than 20 years of experience, Lisa brings a practical approach and well-earned influence to her practice. She believes that strong relationships with clients help to achieve desired results, so she prioritizes client communications and elicits their involvement at every step of the representation.

Areas of Focus

Complex Tort & General Casualty 
Lisa assists clients in preventing, mitigating and managing exposure through risk, crises, and claims and litigation management. She scrupulously attends to every detail in preparing to defend her clients. Always aware of the economic pressures under which her clients conduct their businesses, she is committed to resolving claims quickly and efficiently.

Premises Liability
Lisa defends insured and self-insured commercial businesses, including national retail chains and transportation companies, in all stages of litigation against personal injury, property damage and indemnity claims.

Life, Health, Disability & ERISA

Lisa represents insurers, plans, employers, fiduciaries and third-party administrators in nearly every kind of litigation. She has defended cases involving claims for denial of severance and pension benefits, wrongful termination of disability benefits, denial of accidental death and dismemberment benefits, life insurance rescission and claims issues, wrongful discharge under ERISA, eligibility for ERISA medical benefits and medical provider insurance fraud. She works closely with the insurance industry and self-funded plans as well as with insurers, underwriters, claim personnel, insurance agents and contract drafters. Her experience has given her a deep understanding of clients’ legal challenges and a strong working knowledge of their respective businesses.