Joanne Lichtman was named one of California’s “Top Women Litigators” for 2010 and 2013 by the Los Angeles/San Francisco Daily Journal and in 2009 was named to “L.A.’s Top 100 Lawyers” list by the Los Angeles Business Journal. She also has been repeatedly distinguished as one of Southern California’s “Super Lawyers” in the area of Civil Litigation Defense. This annual list of top lawyers in Southern California is published by Law & Politics and Los Angeles magazine.
Ms. Lichtman represents clients in federal and state litigation throughout the United States. Her experience includes a broad array of substantive areas of complex commercial litigation, with particular knowledge of consumer and antitrust class actions, product liability, false advertising, unfair business practices and a wide range of environmental litigation.
In 2009, upon the nomination by President Obama of Judge Sotomayor to the Supreme Court, Ms. Lichtman was nominated to serve on the National Association of Women Lawyers’ Committee for the Evaluation of Supreme Court Nominees, which provides input to the Senate Judiciary Committee on Supreme Court candidates. She recently served as a member of the Committee during the review process for Elena Kagan.
Ms. Lichtman is a member of the American and Los Angeles County Bar Associations (Litigation and Environmental Law Sections, respectively). She is also a member of the American Business Trial Lawyers, Institute for Corporate Counsel (Board of Advisors), the National Association of Women Lawyers and the Women Lawyers Association of Los Angeles. An active member of the community, Ms. Lichtman is a member of the Annual Fundraising Committee for Bet Tzedek Legal Services and serves as Vice President of the Board of Directors for the Housing Rights Center of Southern California.
Ms. Lichtman’s pro bono work includes:
Ms. Lichtman’s publications and speaking engagements include:
5/21/2013 - Federal Court Approves Final Settlement in Southeast Dairy Litigation
4/9/2013 - Milk Case Named One of Six Worldwide Finalists in Global Competition Review’s Third Annual GCR Awards
1/22/2013 - Southeastern Milk Antitrust Litigation Concludes with $158,600,000 Settlement with Dairy Farmers of America and Related Entities