Liza C. Milanes is an attorney with the Walnut Creek office of McDowell Shaw Garcia & Patton. She received her J.D. from U.C. Hastings College of the Law in 2004, and her B.S. in Psychobiology and B.A. in Women’s Studies from University of California Los Angeles in 2000. In law school, Ms. Milanes was a teaching assistant in Legal Writing and Research and Moot Court, an Executive Symposium Editor on the Hastings Women’s Law Journal, and a judicial extern to the Honorable Ernest Goldsmith of the San Francisco Superior Court. Following law school, she served as a judicial law clerk to the Honorable Eden E. Hifo (retired) of the First Circuit Court of Hawaii.
Prior to McDowell Shaw Garcia & Patton, Ms. Milanes was an associate at another insurance defense firm. Her practice encompassed a broad range of matters, including personal injury, premises liability, toxic torts, construction, insurance coverage, and employment discrimination disputes. She also worked as an associate at a mid sized law firm, where she represented numerous Fortune 500 companies. Ms. Milanes has actively participated in all phases of litigation and second-chaired several trials. Ms. Milanes is licensed to practice law in both the State of California and the State of Hawaii. She has served as a member of the Executive Committee of the Barristers Section of the Alameda County Bar Association. She is also a member of the Association of Defense Counsel of Northern California and Nevada.
Civil Litigation and Trials
University of California Hastings College of the Law, J.D. 2004
University of California, Los Angeles, B.A. and B.S. 2000
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