CJAC: Civil Justice Association of California

Caitlin Colman, Vice President of Government Affairs


Caitlin Colman is the Vice President of Government Affairs. She is the principal lobbyist for CJAC and leads the development of the association’s legislative and regulatory agendas. Prior to joining CJAC in April 2018, Caitlin was a partner in the Sacramento office of Lewis Brisbois Bisgaard & Smith. She was a member of the firm’s Commercial Litigation Practice with broad experience in a variety of fields, including representation of nationwide publishers, large corporations, utilities, public entities and contractors in complex commercial disputes and regulatory matters. Her experience includes class action defense, sophisticated contract disputes, unfair business practice matters, employment matters and partnership disputes.

Caitlin has participated in numerous trials throughout California, in both state and federal court. She has particular experience in class action defense litigation, where she has successfully defeated class certification and defended denial of certification on appeal. She conducted class actions from inception through trial, including securing one of the few complete class action defense verdicts in California’s history.

Caitlin also provided counsel to the firm’s clients on a broad range of state and local government policy, working with clients to identify key legislation and to analyze its likely impact.

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