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Marissa L. Vandersluys
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Marissa Vandersluys joined the Costa Law Firm as a civil litigator, primarily focused on defense litigation.  She is experienced in handling cases involving automobile insurance, homeowner's and renter's insurance, and personal injury matters.  Ms. Vandersluys has successfully handled cases through informal settlement negotiations, mediations, and settlement conferences.  She further has handled cases to trial, with most recent verdict the jury awarded approximately $16,000, as requested by Ms. Vandersluys, as opposed to the $1,200,000 requested by the plaintiff. 

Ms. Vandersluys' experience includes prior retention as panel counsel for CSAA Insurance, State Farm Insurance, and Progressive Insurance.  Her prior practice also comprises of general civil litigation, criminal defense, and bankruptcy.

Areas of Practice

  • Personal Injury
  • General Civil Litigation
  • Homeowner’s Policies

Bar Admissions

  • California
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of California
  • U.S. Bankruptcy Court


  • Lincoln Law School, Sacramento, California
    • Juris Doctorate - 2007
  • CSU, Sacramento
    • B.S., Bachelor of Science - 2002
    • Major: Government
    • Major: History

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • California Bar Association
  • Association of Defense Counsel
  • Women Lawyers of Sacramento
  • California Women Lawyers