Tiseme Zegeye

Tiseme Zegeye

Lieff Cabraser Heimann & Bernstein, LLP

Recognized since 2021

San Francisco, California

Practice Areas

Product Liability Litigation - Plaintiffs

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A partner in Lieff Cabraser’s San Francisco office, Tiseme Zegeye represents plaintiffs in employment discrimination and women’s health individual and class actions. Prior to joining Lieff Cabraser, Tiseme was a Staff Attorney at the Center for Reproductive Rights in New York, where she litigated to protect women’s reproductive rights. Previously she was a Legal Fellow at the American Civil Liberties Union Women’s Rights Project in New York, where she worked to fight gender discrimination in employment, education, and housing.

Tiseme earned her law degree from the New York University School of Law, where she won the BLAPA Kim Barry ‘98 Memorial Graduation Prize for academic excellence and commitment to international and human rights work, as well as a Dean’s Scholarship. During law school, she worked with the Center for Human Rights and Global Justice, interned with the NAACP Legal Defense Fund, and was active in the Black Allied Law Students Association and the Women of Color Collective.

Prior to attending law school, Tiseme earned a bachelor’s degree cum laude in political science and sociology from the College of William and Mary, where she won the Benjamin Ewell Award for outstanding leadership and service to the College.

Contact & Links


  • 275 Battery Street, 29th Floor
    San Francisco, CA 94111


  • New York University, J.D., graduated 2011
  • College of William & Mary, B.A. (Cum Laude), graduated 2008

Bar Admissions

  • California, 2018
  • New York, 2013

Court Admissions

  • U.S. Supreme Court, 2016
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 2nd Circuit, 2014
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 9th Circuit, 2014

Recognized in Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch® in America 2023 for work in:

  • Product Liability Litigation - Plaintiffs


  • "Ones to Watch," Best Lawyers, 2021-2023
  • “Top 40 Under 40 Lawyer,” Daily Journal, 2022
  • “Lawdragon 500 Leading Plaintiff Employment & Civil Rights Lawyers in America,” Lawdragon, 2021-2022
  • “Unity Award,” Minority Bar Coalition, American Constitution Society, 2021

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