Lisa M. Cappelluti


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  • Biography

    Lisa M. Cappelluti is a Partner in the San Francisco office of GRSM and is a member of the Construction practice group. Her practice emphasizes the representation of developers and general contractors in construction disputes and contract consultations. She has represented clients in a wide variety of cases, for both residential and commercial construction projects. Lisa also represents commercial and industrial clients in injury and premises liability matters.

    Lisa has substantial experience assisting developer and general contractor clients in construction litigation and contract matters. She represents clients throughout the state in pre-litigation disputes and construction litigation involving defect issues, construction site injuries, environmental issues, mold claims, contract and delay claims impacting both residential and commercial construction projects. 

    Lisa’s trial successes include obtaining a defense verdict on two separate construction trials as well as favorable trial verdicts in construction site injury and construction defect trials. 

    In addition, Lisa has been instrumental in assisting clients in forming corporations, preparing residential development documents for associated real estate transactions, and preparing contracts for developer and construction clients. She also has advised her clients on the procurement and administration of WRAP/OCIP insurance policies. She frequently lectures to members of different contractor groups on construction issues, contract disputes and risk allocation issues facing the construction industry. She has published several articles for the construction industry.

    Lisa is admitted to practice in California. She earned her law degree from the University of San Francisco and her bachelor’s degree from Santa Clara University. She served as the Chair of the State Bar of California Litigation Section and is a member of the Association of General Contractors, Association of Defense Counsel and Claims Resource Management where she regularly serves on panels.


    • California


    • State Bar of California Litigation Section Executive Committee Member - 2005 to present; Chair of Executive Committee - 2013
    • American Bar Association Construction Law Section
    • State Bar of California Association of Defense Counsel
    • San Francisco County Bar Association
    • DRI
    • Associated General Contractors of America
    • National Association of Industrial Offices and Properties
    • Association of General Contractors
    • Association of Defense Counsel
    • Claims Resource Management

    Community Involvement

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  • Publications & Presentations


    • Presenter, Contract Tips, Strategies and COVID Compliance, Women in Construction Tuesday Talks, May 2021
    • Presenter, Tips from the Trenches on How to Survive and Succeed in Your Case Virtually, Women in Construction Tuesday Talks, March 2021
  • Education


    J.D., University of San Francisco, 1994

    B.A., Santa Clara University, 1988


    Super Lawyers® distinction in the field of Construction Litigation: Business (2016-2023)