Like most successful and effective lawyers, Mishan Wroe is focused and smart, and she never gives up. And she’s tougher than she looks. Her pleasant, engaging manner gives her a distinctive advantage over anyone foolish enough to make the wrong assumption about her determination and mettle. Those who underestimate her generally come to regret it.
Educated at some of the most exclusive and demanding universities in the nation, Mishan excels at producing nuanced analyses of complex legal issues. She has been lauded as an exceptional appellate lawyer, both for her writing and her oral advocacy. But it is her toughness, her tenacity and her dedication, layered on top of her brilliance that inspire clients to call upon her to be their trusted representative in the legal arena.
Mishan has represented everyone from Fortune 500 Companies in toxic tort and catastrophic injury cases to victims of domestic abuse, and she’s done it in some of the roughest courthouses around. She loves being a lawyer and loves the challenge of a difficult environment or a difficult case or, as in some cases, both. Her willingness to take on tough assignments has allowed her to amass more real-life litigation experience than most lawyers with far more tenure. She puts that experience to good use on behalf of all her clients and looks forward to expanding her repertoire even further.
- Mishan has managed the day-to-day litigation needs of large corporations in numerous catastrophic injury and wrongful death cases in federal and state courts.
- Mishan specializes in handling some of the most challenging, emotionally charged, and sensitive claims for clients, including those involving special needs children and juvenile products, with a mixture of zealous advocacy, unassailable legal argument, and compassion.
- Argued and won numerous evidentiary and substantive motions for a variety of clients.
- Successfully negotiated a landlord-tenant dispute for a pro bono client which allowed the client to stay in her apartment.
The University of Chicago Law School, J.D., 2013, with honors
The Thomas R. Mulroy Prize for Excellence in Appellate Advocacy and Oral Argument
Hinton Moot Court Competition
The Ann Watson Barber Outstanding Service Award
Co-founder, University of Chicago Domestic Violence Project
Stanford University, B.A., Public Policy, 2008
U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California
U.S. District Court for the Central District of California
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
Professional MembershipsAmerican Bar Association
Tort Trial and Insurance Section
San Francisco Bar Association
Editor, Tort Trial & Insurance Practice Law Journal
"Preemption of Municipal Crime-Free Ordinances", 2 Tennessee Journal of Race, Gender, and Social Justice 123 (2014)
If/When/How: Lawyering for Reproductive Justice
Planned Parenthood Action Fund