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Sperow, Lisa

Firm/Organization:
Cal Poly Low Income Taxpayer Clinic
PO Box 14508
San Luis Obispo, California - 93406
esperow@calpoly.edu
http://www.cob.calpoly.edu/directory/profile/elisabeth-sperow/
Phone: 805-756-2920 / Fax: 805-756-7611

CA State Bar Number: 218300
Date of Admission To State Bar: 2001
Area of Practice:
  • Administrative Law
  • Appeals/writs
  • Civil litigation
  • Non-Profit
  • Taxation

Biography:

Elisabeth “Lisa” Sperow has been the Executive Director of the Cal Poly Low Income Taxpayer Clinic since October of 2012.  After growing up on the Central Coast, Lisa graduated with Honors from the University of California, Davis with a degree in International Relations and first in her class from The University of Oklahoma College of Law.  Following law school, Lisa clerked for the United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit.  She then entered the Honors Program for the United States Department of Justice.  She served as a trial lawyer in DOJ’s Civil Division, Commercial Litigation Branch in Washington, D.C. from 1995-2001.  In 2001, she returned to the Central Coast to join the Accounting and Law Area at the Orfalea College of Business.  Lisa has taught courses in International Law, Business Law, Constitutional Law, Business Ethics, Torts, Legal Research and Writing, Applied Accounting Auditing and Tax Research, and Employment Law at Cal Poly, The George Washington University College of Law, and Cuesta College.  She also actively supports her community by serving as a consultant to the Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship, a Fellow to the American Bar Foundation, a Legal Advisor for Community Action Partnership, a Board Member for the San Luis Obispo County Women Lawyers Association, and an Attorney Coach for the Arroyo Grande High School Mock Trial Team.  Lisa is a member in good standing of the California Bar Association, the United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit and the United States Tax Court.   She frequently speaks at local and national conferences on issues related to taxation, effective legal representation, constitutional rights, and legal ethics.

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