Attorney at Law | State Bar No. 320204
Lisa Weaver-Nowak joined the Firm in 2018. Lisa serves as Deputy City Attorney/City Prosecutor for the City of Rancho Mirage and Interim Deputy City Attorney/City Prosecutor for the City of Moreno Valley. Lisa works closely with Code Compliance staff on seeking compliance from code violators in the most cost-effective and efficient manner in the context of providing adequate due process. Lisa serves as Code Compliance’s lead counsel in all administrative, civil and criminal Code Compliance cases, which includes representing the cities during administrative hearings, public nuisance abatement court proceedings, and criminal arraignment hearings. Lisa’s role in Code Compliance also includes assisting staff with the development and preparation of various policies and procedures, drafting requisite resolutions, ordinances, and staff reports, and providing routine legal advice on administering the cities’ respective Code Compliance programs.
Lisa is the Firm’s lead attorney on all matters pertaining to requests for public records under the Public Records Act, and responding to subpoenas for records and other discovery requests. Moreover, Lisa is also the Firm’s primary attorney who oversees the preparation and approval of a large volume of agreements related to the Firm’s non-profit clients. For instance, Lisa drafts numerous agreements for speakers, presenters, vendors, consultants, service providers, equipment purchases, employees, etc. every year for the annual and internationally renowned Rancho Mirage Writers Festival and Palm Springs Modernism Week events.
Lisa received her J.D. in 2015 from California Western School of Law, located in San Diego, California. Prior to joining the Firm, Lisa worked as a Law Clerk for the Chula Vista City Attorney’s Office and the San Diego City Attorney’s Office. In both Chula Vista and San Diego, Lisa researched a variety of municipal legal issues, with a focus on accessibility and reasonable accommodation/access issues related to the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and environmental issues related to the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA). Lisa received a B.A. in political science and a B.A. in English from the University of California, Irvine in 2011.