Elisa A. Brandes
Professor of Legal Writing
- LLM, 2006, University of San Diego
- JD, 1991, University of San Diego
- MBA, 1984, University of San Diego
- BBA, 1980, University of San Diego
Areas of Expertise
Professor Brandes teaches courses in legal writing, research and advocacy.
Brandes began her legal career as a criminal prosecutor for the San Diego City Attorney’s Office. She later joined the firm of Seltzer Caplan McMahan & Vitek, where she handled a variety of civil litigation matters including wrongful termination claims, contractual disputes and attorney malpractice cases. She then started her own practice handling criminal appeals. Brandes joined USD School of Law in 2002.
Honors and Affiliations
Brandes graduated summa cum laude (LLM) and magna cum laude (JD) from the University of San Diego School of Law.