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Alyssa L. Graf

Associate

E agraf@wfbm.com
T (415) 781-7072
| F (415) 391-6258

Overview

Alyssa Graf’s practice primarily focuses on product liability in complex asbestos litigation. She works with a variety of clients including suppliers, distributors and contractors. Alyssa is involved in all aspects of pre-trial litigation including developing case strategy, investigating facts of the case, attending depositions and pre-trial hearings and drafting dispositive motions. She is a budding trial attorney and is working to expand her practice in the courtroom.

Before joining Walsworth, Alyssa worked with a family law firm in San Rafael, CA representing individuals in child custody and divorce proceedings. While in law school, as a legal extern, Alyssa was an advocate for the disadvantaged at the Homeless Advocacy Project in San Francisco.

Representative Successes
  • Ginn vs. Avco Corporation d/b/a Crosley Corporation, et al. – Assisted in negotiations to successfully secure a dismissal for a television manufacturer faced with its first asbestos case filed in California – a living mesothelioma case that was granted a preferential/early trial date based on the plaintiff’s failing health.
  • Winter vs. CertainTeed Corporation, et al. – Successfully obtained a favorable settlement for a supply company on the eve of trial. Matter was settled for approximately 10% of plaintiff’s initial demand.
  • Michael Burch and Cindy Burch v. CertainTeed Corporation, et al. – Second chair for trial preparation in case for supplier of pipe material that settled favorably during pretrial motions.
  • Successfully obtained dismissals in asbestos matters on behalf of a number of clients, including contractors and suppliers.
  • Successfully obtained favorable settlements for a variety of clients in asbestos matters.
Industry Involvement

Professional Affiliations:

  • American Bar Association
  • Bar Association of San Francisco
  • Barristers Club
Beyond the Office

While in law school, Alyssa was active in the Honors Lawyering Program and made the Dean’s List in the Fall of 2011 and Summer of 2012. She was the recipient of the Witkin Award for Academic Excellence in Trial Advocacy and the CALI Award for Academic Excellence in Advanced Trial Advocacy.

Alyssa has many interests, as evidenced by her work while in law school. Alyssa worked for the Homeless Advocacy Project as a legal extern for two semesters and helped advocate for individuals on the verge of losing their housing. She worked in the Gap, Inc.’s Real Estate department, a plaintiff’s employment law firm, and a boutique business law/ intellectual property firm.

Alyssa was born and raised in Los Angeles. Since she graduated from high school, Alyssa slowly began making her way to the Bay Area. She graduated from University of California, Santa Barbara with a double major in English and Art History, a natural segue into studying Law. Alyssa moved up to San Francisco in 2011 and when she’s not working, you can find her in various San Francisco neighborhoods running, drinking coffee and eating all the food.