The Law Office of Lisa Copeland

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Mediation Services

In 2008, Ms. Copeland expanded her law practice into the field of mediation and arbitration by establishing Desert Cities Mediation.  Her education in these fields includes training from the Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution at Pepperdine School of Law,  Arbitrator Training through  FINRA,  Alternative Dispute Resolution through the University of California at Riverside , Judicial Conduct and Ethics/Judge Pro Tem Training through the Riverside County Superior Court March  and Fee Arbitration Training through the California Bar Assn. .  

Ms. Copeland is available to represent you as legal counsel if you are thinking about mediation as a means to resolve your dispute or can provide services to act as a mediator or arbitrator of your case.  For more information about mediation or arbitration service email Lisa or you can visit our website at

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Civil Appeals and Mediation Services

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(760) 341-7773

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Civil Appeals

Very few attorneys achieve admission to the United States Supreme Court or are presented with an opportunity to argue a case before the California Supreme Court.  Lisa Copeland was admitted to the United States Supreme Court in 2003 and has successfully argued precedent setting cases before both the California Supreme Court and the California Court of Appeal.

The vast majority of the decisions issued by the Courts of Appeal in California are unpublished.  In order to warrant publication, a decision by the Court of Appeal usually breaks some new legal ground.   Ms. Copeland has several published decisions to her credit, including:

Engine Manufacturers Association v. South Coast Air Quality Management District et al. (2004) 541 U.S. 246, 124 S.Ct. 1756, 158 L.Ed.2d 529 – amicus brief for SunLine Transit Agency; Coachella Valley Mosquito And Vector Control District, v. California Public Employment Relations Board and California School Employees Association (2005) 35 Cal.4th 1072; SunLine Transit Agency v. Amalgamated Transit Union, Local 1277 (2010) 189 Cal.App.4th 292; Waste Management of the Desert Inc. v. Palm Springs Recycling Center, Inc. (1994) 7 Cal.4th 478; Coachella Valley Mosquito and Vector Control District et. al. v. City of Indio (2002) 101 Cal.App.4th 12; California Ranch Homes Development Company of Hemet v. San Jacinto Unified School District  (1993) 17 Cal.App.4th 573.