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Rita Risser

Rita Risser, American lawyer. Bar: California 1979, United States District Court (northern district) California 1979. Recipient Achievement award, California Women in Government, 1981.


  • Risser, Rita was born on April 15, 1953 in Inglewood, California, United States. Daughter of Joseph Aurelius and Doris Elizabeth (Stanley) Risser.

  • Education

    • Bachelor, University California-Berkeley, 1975. Juris Doctor, University California-Berkeley, 1978.


    • Attorney Disability Law Center, Campbell, California, 1978—1979. Field representative Assemblyman John Vasconcellos, San Jose, 1979—1980. Attorney Law Offices Harold A. Galloway, Santa Clara, 1980—1981.

      Sole practice law, 1981—1984. Attorney Employment Rights Attorneys, San Jose, California, 1984—1990. Consultant; tnr.; employment law specialist, since 1990.

      Lecturer University California-Santa Cruz, 1984—1992. President Housing Indiana People, San Jose, 1979—1984.

    Major achievements

    • Bar: California 1979, United States District Court (northern district) California 1979.


    • Author: Stay Out of Court! A Managers' Guide to Preventing Employee Lawsuits, 1993. Contributor articles to professional journals.


    Member of National Speaker's Association, National Women's Political Caucus (president 1981), Equal Employment Opportunity Coordinators Council, American Civil Liberties Union, California Women Lawyers, Santa Clara County Bar Association, Santa Clara County, Women's Concerns Task Force.


    • father: Joseph Aurelius Risser
    • mother: Doris Elizabeth (Stanley) Risser
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    Born April 15, 1953
    (age 64)