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Carissa A. Casolari

Carissa A. Casolari


Carissa Casolari is an attorney who strives to successfully defend her clients in all areas of civil litigation involving product liability, premises liability, and personal injury, including high exposure and wrongful death claims. She has extensive trial experience in high profile, complex cases with corporate defendants, having taken ten cases to trial as first or second chair.

Carissa has managed all stages of litigation, including pleadings, discovery, disposition of claims, trial and post-trial motions. She has worked on cases involving wrongful death, catastrophic personal injury, equipment failures, construction defect, major tractor-trailer accidents and multi-vehicle accidents. She has conducted and defended several hundred depositions and over fifty expert depositions. She has drafted, argued and won dispositive motions as well as obtained numerous dismissals, judgments and settlements of $0 for corporate clients with multi-million dollar demands. Prior to joining Bowman & Brooke, Carissa was managing partner of a civil litigation defense law firm representing large corporations.  

Community is important to Carissa.  She worked on behalf of children in obtaining individualized education programs through their school districts to further children with disabilities in acquiring their degrees.  Carissa is involved in the Orange County Bar Association and Women Lawyers Association.  She was also named a Lawyer of Distinction in 2022.

Outside the office, Carissa enjoys spending time with her family, traveling, and being outdoors - hiking, boating and being at the beach.

Bar Admissions

  • California, 2013
  • Arizona, 2014

Court Admissions

  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, Central District of California
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of California
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of California


  • Whittier Law School, J.D., 2013

    Dean’s Merit Scholarship

    Dean’s List

    Criminal Law Society

    CALI Excellence for the Future Awards – Civil Rights Law and Alternative Dispute Resolution

  • University of Arizona, B.S., 2010

    Major: Business Management

    Dean’s List - Academic Achievement

    Alpha Phi Sorority


Professional Associations

    • Orange County Bar Association
    • Orange County Women Lawyers Association
    • Certified Woman Business Enterprise


    • Lawyers of Distinction
      —Civil Litigation