Lisa Baiocchi is a senior associate at Walter & Prince LLP, a Santa Rosa, California law firm that concentrates its practice in OSHA, crisis management, and “serious and willful misconduct” defense. She has been with the firm since 2012. A native of Sonoma County, she returned to California after attending law school out of state.
Lisa represents the firm’s clients in all aspects of Cal/OSHA and Fed/OSHA administrative process and defense, as well as amicus curiae briefs and “serious and willful misconduct” claims. She has also assisted employers with crisis response, improving and updating their safety programs, as well as with managing pre- and post-appeal abatement issues before Cal/OSHA.
OSHA law continues to evolve and to become more complex, placing employers in increasingly precarious positions as they strive to protect employees and operate their businesses successfully. Lisa understands the challenges facing employers. She is well-respected for her strength in legal research and writing and is a powerful advocate on behalf of the firm's clients. Lisa has a strong record of success before the Occupational Safety and Health Appeals board and at the Superior and Appellate Court levels.
In addition to her strength in advocacy and legal analysis, Lisa also excels in the less technical, but no less important, aspects of practice: working with clients. She is valued for her ability to establish a good rapport with clients and to explain complex concepts to them in a straightforward and understandable way so that they are empowered to make good decisions.
Lisa enjoys working with a broad range of clients, ranging from "mom and pop" employers to multistate corporations. Her clients encompass a wide variety of industries, including construction, wineries, wastewater treatment, and manufacturing, to name just a few. In addition to the variety of clients and industries her work involves, Lisa appreciates the collegial nature of her practice area.
In a former life, Lisa was a professional ballerina, and has taken that same level of passion and dedication required for dancing and channeled it into her professional life. But it’s not all business for Lisa—she enjoyed running marathons during law school and thought she and her son would enjoy years of running together, but in short order, he became much faster and left her in the dust. Lisa also lives with her partner, Matt (who happens to be her best friend from high school), and together they enjoy brewing beer, gardening, yoga, traveling, running (slower than Lisa’s son) and hiking, all of which occur far too infrequently. Not limiting herself to human interaction, Lisa is devoted to her Corgi, Ranger, who is a frequent attendee at SF Corgi-Con—which is a real thing and it is a very big deal, so be impressed.
- Administrative Law
- Cal/OSHA Citation Defense
- Fed/OSHA Citation Defense
- University of Houston Law Center, J.D.
- University of Colorado at Boulder, B.S. Finance
- American Bar Association
- State Bar of California
- Sonoma County Bar Association
- Regulating Green House Gas Emissions Via the Clean Air Act: Disastrous, Our Only Viable Option, or Both?Environmental & Energy Law & Policy Journal (2010)
- Profiles in Business and Society Co-Author/Co-Editor, University of Colorado at Boulder (2002)