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Lisa K. Padilla

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Lisa K. Padilla, a dedicated and seasoned attorney, embodies the spirit and resilience of San Francisco, the city where she was born, raised, and continues to thrive. A proud alumna of St. Paul’s High School, San Francisco State University, and the University of San Francisco, where she earned her Juris Doctor, Ms. Padilla's roots run deep in the Bay Area. Her journey in law began in Fresno County as a Deputy Public Defender, a role that laid the foundation for her unwavering commitment to justice and advocacy.

Returning to her beloved Bay Area, Ms. Padilla shifted her focus to specialize in landlord/tenant law, a field where she has made significant contributions over the past 17 years. Her tenure includes serving as the Senior Trial Attorney for the renowned statewide firm of Kimball, Tirey and St. John, LLP, and as in-house counsel for the Lembi Group in San Francisco. Currently, she lends her vast expertise and deep commitment to social justice as an associate attorney at Zacks & Freedman, PC.

What sets Ms. Padilla apart is not just her exceptional legal acumen but her profound passion for social justice. She stands as a relentless advocate for her clients, with a particular emphasis on supporting the most vulnerable communities. This dedication is reflected in the outstanding feedback from our clients, who frequently commend her leadership, brilliance, and legal expertise. Ms. Padilla finds great satisfaction in representing small property owners, offering them a comprehensive and empathetic legal strategy that leverages her extensive knowledge of San Francisco and the broader Bay Area. She believes some of her most gratifying work involves defending landlords from tenant harassment, underscoring her commitment to fairness and justice in the local community.

Describing her approach to legal practice as "old school," Ms. Padilla places a high value on honesty and hard work. These principles form the cornerstone of her professional ethos and have guided her through a distinguished career marked by significant achievements and a positive impact on the lives of those she serves.

Areas of Practice
  • University of San Francisco School of Law, San Francisco, California
    • J.D. – 2001
  • San Francisco State University, San Francisco, California
    • B.A. – 1992
    • Major: Political Science
Bar Admission
  • California, 2003
Published Works
  • California, 2003

Current Employment Position

  • Associate

Past Positions

  • Kimball, Tirey & St. John, LLP, Senior Trial Attorney, 2010 to 2016
  • The Lembi Group, Associate Counsel, 2007 to 2008