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With a practice that focuses on the representation of consumers and small businesses, we aggressively address the legal maze our clients find themselves in and bring a sense of clarity and calm.  


Joseph W. Creed 


Mr. Creed represents small businesses and individuals in transactional real estate matters, transactional business matters, business/real estate and civil litigation, contracts, technology law, intellectual property law, construction litigation, and personal finance matters such as bankruptcy and estate planning. He is licensed to practice in all courts in Washington State and California.

Because he gained more than fifteen years of valuable experience as an engineer, business owner , and real estate professional prior to beginning the practice of law, Mr. Creed tends to have a more clear understanding of the legal issues his clients come to him to assist them with. Having faced many of these issues himself prior to becoming an attorney, he has a unique understanding of what his clients are facing.

Our primary goal is to listen and understand the issues our clients are facing and to work diligently to achieve a favorable outcome for them. Together, we can find ways to attack the legal issues you may be facing and to find ways to avoid ever having to confront these legal issues in the first place.

Lisa R.Elliot


Mrs. Elliott is Special Counsel/Of Counsel to the Law Offices of Joseph W. Creed. She is an accomplished litigator with expertise in the areas of federal civil rights actions and police litigation. She has also successfully handled real estate fraud, contracts litigation, and tort liability claims. Ms. Elliott has practiced in both State and Federal Court. She is licensed to practice in all courts in Washington State and California.

Ms. Elliott’s breadth of experience includes: federal civil rights litigation; municipal liability; business litigation; criminal prosecution; and General Counsel for various municipalities, including: Los Angeles, Pomona, West Covina, Montebello, Bell Gardens, and Baldwin Park.Ms. Elliott began her legal career as a Prosecutor in the Los Angeles City Attorney’s Office. As a Deputy City Attorney she successfully prosecuted cases on behalf of the State of California in Superior Court. Most recently, Ms. Elliott served the Los Angeles City Attorney’s Office as a Special Assistant in the Outside Counsel Oversight Division. In this capacity, she evaluated and oversaw standards and ethical compliance of contractors of the City of Los Angeles.

Since 2001, she has been associated with the law offices of Alvarez-Glasman & Colvin as both a Senior Associate and now as Special Counsel, where she is a trial attorney specializing in police civil rights defense and use of force litigation. Ms. Elliott has advised municipalities in all areas of civil rights defense and police procedures and tactics and provided general legal counsel and representation to the Mayor and City Council members on all matters of municipal concern and legislative procedure for several municipalities.

Ms. Elliott serves as legal counsel to the Roybal Foundation, and is a member of the State Bar of California, Los Angeles County Bar Association, Los Angeles Center for Law and Justice (1999-2001), Mexican American Bar Association, and the Latina Lawyers Association.