Brancart & Brancart
Liza Cristol-Deman is a partner at Brancart & Brancart, a Bay Area law firm that represents plaintiffs in housing discrimination cases in federal and state courts throughout the United States. She joined the firm in 1997 after graduating from Stanford Law School. Since then, she has successfully litigated hundreds of fair housing cases involving discrimination based on race, national origin, gender (including sexual harassment), sexual orientation, disability, and other protected characteristics.
In 2014, she was lead trial counsel in a certified class action involving violations of California’s residential security deposit statute. The jury found in favor of the class and awarded over $2.25 million in damages.
Liza has been honored by the State of California Department of Fair Employment and Housing with their “Civil Rights Hero Award,” and by local fair housing agencies throughout California. She is a frequent speaker at fair housing conferences and state bar trainings, and served as one of the contributing authors of the Rutter Group deskbook entitled California Fair Housing and Public Accommodations (The Rutter Group 2014).