Marisa Chaves represents clients in complex mass tort, asbestos, product liability, and general liability litigation. She has extensive experience litigating complex toxic tort cases, and successfully represents clients in all phases of litigation, including trial. Prior to joining Morgan Lewis, Marisa also represented Native American Tribes, Councils, and Judicial Officers in various litigation matters and other areas including contract and transactional work, and juvenile dependency. She also drafted ordinances to be enacted on Tribal Land.
Deeply committed to pro bono work, Marisa volunteers her time defending low-income citizens in unlawful detainer and consumer rights actions.
Boston University School of Law, 2004, J.D.
University of Texas at Austin, B.A., Psychology
US District Court for the Northern District of California
US District Court for the Central District of California
US District Court for the Eastern District of California
US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
Awards and Affiliations
Named, Rising Star, Super Lawyers (2015-2017)
Nominated by Client to become member of Claims & Litigation Management Alliance
Member, San Francisco Bar Association
Member, San Francisco La Raza Lawyers
Note Editor, Public Interest Law Journal, Boston University School of Law