Lisa is a 2003 graduate of Rutgers-Camden School of Law. During law school, she served as a child support conference officer for the First Judicial District of Philadelphia. Lisa also served as an adoptions clerk for the First Judicial District of Pennsylvania, and in various other capacities within Philadelphia Family Court, before entering private practice in 2004.
The families of the Greater Philadelphia area face a diverse set of issues, legal and otherwise. To effectively represent such a diverse population requires legal knowledge, sensitivity to cultural nuances, and a resource list of experts from other disciplines who can provide appropriate assistance to clients as necessary.
Lisa has served as a Continuing Legal Education presenter for the Pennsylvania Bar Institute on various occasions. Most recently, she presented at the Fall 2014 Bench-Bar Conference on immigration issues affecting family lawyers. She served as Co-Chair of the Philadelphia Bar Association’s programming committee until 2013. Lisa is also a volunteer lawyer for The Welcoming Center for New Pennsylvanians and has been named to the Pro-Bono roll of Honor for exemplary pro bono services each year from 2010 through 2015. She has served on the Board of Directors of The Therapy Center (formerly Women’s Therapy Center) and as the Board Chair of BuildaBridge International, a trauma-informed arts-education nonprofit.
Lisa is a founding member of the “Family, Law, and The Prophets,” a group designed to explore family law matters from various perspectives, which includes clergy from various faith traditions, diverse mental health professionals, credit educators, family lawyers and current and former litigants in the family court system. Stay tuned for the Family, Law, and The Prophets Blog, which will be up and running shortly at www.familylawandtheprophets.com.
In her spare time Lisa is a “rabid music fan,” an occasional back-up singer and a late-blooming samba drummer who “wanted to play the drums like Shiela E.” as a child until her parents gently persuaded her to play the flute—badly and for a very short time.