Larissa Branes brings a considerable background in litigation to SDV, with a successful practice previously focused on complex commercial and residential real estate matters and complex secured nonconventional lending. Larissa's experience includes extensive discovery and motion practice as well as settlement negotiations, mediations and arbitrations, trials and appellate practice.

Originally from Orange, CA, Larissa was raised in Montana, where she remained until transferring from Montana State University to the University of California in her second year. She went on to serve as the Associate Managing Editor of the Nexus Journal while in law school, where she was the recipient of CALI Awards for Trial Practice and Criminal Procedure/Adjudicative Process. Larissa currently resides outside of Temecula, CA , where she enjoys riding and showing her horses and spending time with her family and animals which, in addition to horses, includes dogs, cats, birds and a bearded dragon.


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