Virginia A. Crisp


With more than 25 years of experience, Virginia Crisp brings a practical and strategic approach to her broad litigation practice, covering general civil litigation, as well as probate and trust matters. Virginia specializes in real estate litigation, including the prosecution and defense of cases involving complex commercial lease issues. She works very closely with the firm’s real estate partners to counsel clients on a wide variety of matters, importantly both to prevent disputes and, where necessary, to strategically and effectively resolve them.

Virginia is a member of the American Bar Association, the California State Bar, the Litigation Section of the Bar Association of San Francisco, and the Association of Business Trial Lawyers. Prior to joining the firm, she served as a law clerk for Judge Eugene F. Lynch of the United States District Court of Northern California.

Virginia graduated with high honors from the University of Illinois. After teaching for two years, she attended the University of California, Hastings College of the Law, where she earned her law degree cum laude in 1985. While at Hastings, she was the executive editor of the Hastings Law Journal and was elected to the Order of the Coif and the Thurston Society.

Real Estate
Virginia has substantial experience representing both landlords and tenants of office and retail facilities in rent, unlawful detainer, and other landlord-tenant disputes. She has also handled many cases arising from easement, land use, and breach of contract disputes.

Probate and Trust
Virginia has expertise in representing high-net-worth individuals in will contests, trust disputes, and contests for control of closely held businesses. In these sensitive and often emotion-laden cases, Virginia’s diligence and calm demeanor instill confidence in her clients that their goals will be achieved as efficiently, privately, and effectively as possible.