Elisa Brandes

Elisa Brandes
Phone: (619) 260-7964
Office: Warren Hall 117

Kay Manansala
(619) 260-4150

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

Legal Writing

Professional Experience

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.