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Licensed to practice in both California and Hawaii, Liza is a Director in the San Francisco office of Murphy Pearson, where she counsels clients in a variety of matters related to professional liability and all forms of civil litigation.

Liza has handled a broad range of legal matters, including insurance defense, medical malpractice, employment, construction, and toxic torts. In addition to representing clients in litigation, she has extensive experience preparing cases and participating in settlement conferences, arbitrations and mediations.

Prior to entering private practice, Liza worked as judicial law clerk to the Honorable Eden Elizabeth Hifo (Ret.) of the First Circuit of Hawaii and as judicial extern to the Honorable Ernest Goldsmith (Ret.) of the San Francisco Superior Court of California.

When not actively practicing law, Liza enjoys hiking and volunteering at her children’s school.

  • Association of Defense Counsel of Northern California and Nevada
  • Hasting Employment Law Clinic, volunteer
  • Girls Scouts, former troop leader
  • Alameda County Bar Association, Barristers Section member (2010 – 2012)

J.D., University of California, Hastings College of Law

B.A., University of California, Los Angeles