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Lori Liu

Senior Attorney | San Francisco


Lori is a senior attorney in the Public Law Department, providing advice and counsel on a wide variety of issues that municipalities face, including the Brown Act, the Public Records Act, political and local government ethics, land use and zoning laws, and matters involving natural resources and the environment.

Professional Experience

In addition to her general municipal law experience, prior to joining RWG, Lori practiced litigation for over 15 years, representing both public and private sector clients in the areas of commercial litigation, real estate litigation, employment litigation, eminent domain, inverse condemnation, land use and environmental matters.

In addition to her legal experience, Lori served from 2013-2017 in an elected capacity on the Brisbane City Council in San Mateo County, culminating in her year as Mayor in 2017.  While on the City Council, she served as a representative to a number of regional government organizations, including the Peninsula Clean Energy Board of Directors, the San Mateo County Libraries JPA Governing Board, Airport Community Roundtable, and San Mateo County Council of Cities Executive Board.


J.D., Northwestern School of Law

B.A., Tufts University

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