Lisa is board certified in Family Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. She has practiced Family Law for over 20 years and is licensed practice law in both Louisiana and Texas.

She graduated from Louisiana State University in 1998 with a degree in Business Administration. She earned her Juris Doctorate degree at Louisiana State University in 1993. Lisa is very involved in the Texas State Bar Family Law section and serves as a director for that organization. She has been the program director for several state wide continuing legal education Family Law seminars for lawyers and is a frequent speaker at such seminars. She has earned several awards including Texas Super Lawyer in Texas Monthly Magazine and Top Attorney – Family Law in Fort Worth Texas Magazine.

Lisa was born and raised in Indianapolis, Indiana and moved to Louisiana in her senior year of high school. In her spare time Lisa enjoys reading fiction, traveling and taking walks with her dog. She is a lover of animals and volunteers for causes helping animals. The charity Don’t Forget to Feed Me is one of the animal causes she is passionate about. She served as president on that board in 2016.
Areas of Practice

Family Law

Certified Legal Specialties

Board Certified – Family Law, Texas Board of Legal Specialization

Bar Admissions

Texas, 1994
Louisiana, 1993

Education

Louisiana State University, Paul M. Hebert Law Center, Baton Rouge, Louisiana
J.D. – 1993
Louisiana State University – Shreveport
B.S. – 1989

Published Works

Featured/Interviewed/Quoted “We are Women, We are Attorneys,” Fort Worth Business Press, February 6, 2004 edition
Featured/Interviewed/Quoted “The Dream Team,” Divorce Magazine, 2003-2004

Classes/Seminars

Speaker/Author, Advanced 101, August 2016, San Antonio, TX, Prepare and Present Temporary Orders
Course Director, Pro Bono Seminar – Giving Back to the Community, June 2016, Longview, TX
Speaker, Marriage Dissolution 101, April 2016, Galveston, TX Temporary Orders
Course Director, Marriage Dissolution 101, April 2015, Dallas, Texas
Member, Marriage Dissolution 2015 Planning Committee.
Speaker, Family Law Essentials, Pro Bono Section of the State Bar of Texas, September 2014, El Paso, Texas, Social Media.
Speaker, Texas A&M Law Clinic, September 2014, Fort Worth, Texas, Ethics.
Speaker, Family Law Seminar, Legal Aid of Northwest Texas and Texas A&M University School of Law, July 2014, Fort Worth, Texas, Ethics.
Speaker/Author, 2014 Marriage Dissolution Institute, April 24-25, 2014, Austin, Texas, Grandparent, Step Parent, Same Sex Partner and Third Party Standing and Access Issues.
Member, Marriage Dissolution 2014 Planning Committee.
Speaker, 2013 Family Law Essentials Seminar, May 17, 2013, Wichita Falls, Texas, Discovery(Getting it In and Keeping it Out) Facebook and Social Networking
Speaker/Author, 2013 Marriage Dissolution Institute’s “Marriage Dissolution 101,” April 17, 2013, Galveston, Texas, Enforcement.
Speaker/Author, 2012 Family Law Seminar presented by Legal Aid of North West Texas, July 12, 2012, Fort Worth, Texas, Marital Assets.
Speaker, Pro Bono Committee of the Family Bar Section of the State Bar of Texas, May 11, 2012, Wichita Falls, Texas, Mediation.
Speaker/Author, Marriage Dissolution Institute’s “Marriage Dissolution 101,” April 25, 2012, Dallas, Texas, Time Crunch Temporary Orders.
Speaker, Tarrant County Family Law Bar Association Seminar, Fall 2011, Fort Worth, Texas, Pre and Post Nuptial Agreements.
Speaker/Author, Keller Chamber of Commerce’s Successful Women’s Luncheon, January 26, 2011, Keller, Texas, Successful Woman’s Guide to Financial Planning in Relationships, Marriage and Divorce.
Speaker/Author, National Business Institute’s “Handling Divorce Cases from Start to Finish,” December 7, 2010, Fort Worth, Texas, Completing the Divorce
Speaker, Pro Bono Committee of the Family Bar Section of the State Bar of Texas, October 2010, Sherman, Texas, Mediation.
Panel member, Advanced Family Law Course, August 2009, San Antonio, Texas, “Keeping It In – Keeping It Out, Preservation of Error through Making and Meeting Objections In Texas Family Law.”
Speaker, People’s Law School, March 2009, Fort Worth, Texas, Property Issues in Divorce.
Speaker, Pro Bono Committee of the Family Bar Section of the State Bar of Texas, October 3, 2008, San Angelo, Texas, Getting It In and Keeping It Out – A Family Lawyer’s Mini Guide to Evidentiary Rules.
Speaker/Author, Marriage Dissolution, April 2008, Galveston, Texas, Grandparents and Other Third Parties.
Speaker, Pro Bono Committee of the Family Bar Section of the State Bar of Texas, April 11, 2008, Wichita Falls, Texas, Standing.
Speaker, People’s Law School, April 2008, Fort Worth, Texas, Divorce-Property.
Member, Marriage Dissolution 2008 Planning Committee.
Director, State Bar of Texas Marriage Dissolution “Boot Camp,” May 2007, El Paso, Texas.
Speaker, Pro Bono Committee of the Family Bar Section of the State Bar of Texas “Family Law Essentials for $2000 or Free,” April 20, 2007, Mineral Wells, Texas, All You Need To Know About Protective Orders.
Speaker, What Every Mental Health Professional Should Know About Family Law, January 2007.
Speaker, What Every Mental Health Professional Should Know About Family Law, June, 2006.
Speaker/Author, Fort Worth Paralegal Association, March 23, 2006, Improving Time Management and Productivity in Your Law Office
Speaker/Author, 2005 Poverty Law Conference, Other Players in Family Law Cases
Speaker/Author, Fort Worth Paralegal Association, Family Law Specialty Section, May 9, 2005, Property Division: What is Separate? What is Community?
Speaker, “Ten Minute Mentor,” Texas Bar CLE and Texas Young Lawyers On-line Continuing Legal Education, Taped January 28, 2005, available at www.texasbarcle.com
Speaker/Author, Advanced Family Law Boot Camp, August 2004, Litigation Outside the Box: Basic Definitions of Things to Expect at the Inception of You Case
Speaker/Author, State Bar of Texas Annual Meeting: San Antonio, Litigation Outside the Box: Basic Definitions of Things to Expect at the Inception of Your Case, June 2004
Speaker/Author, Legal Assistant University, September 2004, Litigation Outside the Box: Basic Definitions of Things to Expect at the Inception of Your Case
Moderator, New Judge’s Panel, “Local Rules of each Court,” Tarrant County Bench Bar XI: Lake Travis, April 2004
Co-speaker/Co-Author, West Texas Legal Services Pro Bono Continuing Legal Education: Fort Worth, August 2003, The ABC’s of Dealing with Difficult Clients,
Speaker, Tarrant County Bench Bar X, Tanglewood Resort, April 2003, Juvenile Law: An Overview.
Speaker, Tarrant County Bench Bar X: Tanglewood Resort, April 2003, Marketing.
Speaker, Mental Health and Ethical Considerations in Criminal Law, Tarrant County and Dallas County Criminal Defense Lawyer’s Associations’ Annual Winter Retreat: Colorado, January 2002

Honors and Awards

Texas Super Lawyer 2011, 2013, 2014, 2015 Texas Monthly magazine, published by Law & Politics
Top Attorneys, Family Law, 2002-2006, 2008-2014 Fort Worth, Texas Magazine, published by Hal A. Brown LP
Texas Rising Star, 2004-2007, Texas Monthly magazine, published by Law & Politics
Top Attorneys, 2001 Criminal Law, Fort Worth, Texas Magazine 2001, published by Hal A. Brown LP
Attorney of Excellence – Fort Worth Business Press: 2003
Special Achievement in Bar Leadership Award – Tarrant County Family Law Bar Association, 2001 – 2002

Professional Associations and Memberships

Chair, Pro Bono Committee, Family Law Section of the State Bar of Texas: 2015-2016
Director, Council, Family Law Section of the State Bar of Texas: 2015-2016
Co-Chair, Pro Bono Committee, Family Law Section of the State Bar of Texas: 2015-2016
Assistant to the Chair, Pro Bono Committee, Family Law Section, State Bar of Texas: 2014-2015
President, Tarrant County Family Law Bar
Member, Texas Academy of Family Law Specialists: 2014 – present
Member, Northeast Collaborative Professionals: 2008-2010
Co-Leader, Collaborative Lawyers of Tarrant County: 2006
Member, Collaborative Lawyers of Tarrant County: 2002-2008
Barrister, Eldon B. Mahon Inn of Court: 2006-2008
Board of Directors, Tarrant County Family Law Bar Association: 2003-2005
President, Tarrant County Criminal Defense Lawyers Association: 2002
Member, Tarrant County Family Law Bar Association: 1994 – present
Fellow, Tarrant County Bar Foundation: 2002 – present
Fellow, Texas Bar Association Foundation: 2002-present
Member, College of the State Bar of Texas: 2002 – 2010
Member, Fee Arbitration Committee, Tarrant County Bar Association: 2001-2002
Member, Tarrant County Bench Bar Committee: 2002-present
Member, Women’s Bar Association: 2002 – 2010
Associate member, Eldon B. Mahon Inn of Court: 1997-1999
Member, Tarrant County Bar Association: 1994 – present
Member, Tarrant County Young Lawyers Association: 2002-2003
Member, Louisiana State Bar Association: 1993-present.