Lisa Chapman

Lisa Chapman
Labor & Employment, Litigation
Silicon Valley

Lisa is an experienced employment attorney and litigator. She has helped countless startups and mid-size companies with legal compliance, hands-on training, and preventative strategies. She specializes in issues related to compensation, sexual harassment, retaliation, workforce expansion, worker classifications, overtime pay, disabilities, workplace policies, layoffs, employee terminations, and trade secrets.  Lisa has a very proactive approach; she focuses on helping companies establish efficient and effective employment law practices, thereby enabling them to focus exclusively on growing their companies without the stressful and unnecessary distraction of employment and related litigation.


In addition, Lisa provides counsel to senior executives during job transitions. She can provide guidance regarding stock options, severance packages, and issues related to intellectual property. Royse Law Firm has both ERISA and tax counsel who assist her in this type of retention.


Finally, if a dispute does arise, Lisa is highly experienced at litigating cases before federal courts, state courts, and other administrative bodies. This includes the California Labor Commissioner, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the U.S. Department of Labor, and the California Department of Labor, amongst others. Lisa has also litigated other types of commercial disputes involving partnerships, collection matters, real estate claims, breach of contract, and fraud claims.


• J.D., University of San Francisco
• B.A., Political Science, University of California – Santa Barbara

Admitted to Practice

• California
• United States District Court for the Northern, Central and Southern
Districts of California


• Palo Alto Area Bar Association
• Santa Clara County Bar Association

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