Why do I practice family law? I didn’t start out as a divorce lawyer. When I graduated from law school in New Jersey in 1992, and my first child entering kindergarten, I wanted to work on sophisticated legal issues. I got hired at a large prestigious firm worked for large companies with complicated legal problems. It was heady stuff.
Next, my interest in social policy landed me at the New Jersey State legislature, researching the law, drafting legislation, and advising lawmakers on what they could (and couldn’t) do.
In 2001 my family moved from NJ to Western Massachusetts. Then 9/11 happened. My husband and I knew people who died in the twin towers.
Lisa concentrates her work in high conflict divorce and custody matters involving children, as a litigator, mediator, and as a collaborative attorney. As a Category F Guardian ad litem, courts in the Western counties regularly appoint her to investigate, report upon, and make recommendations regarding parenting plans.
Her interests include yoga, cycling, swimming, and ?????????????
Nothing that I have done in the law has been more fulfilling than bringing peace and clarity to a client’s home and family life.
B.A. Douglass College, Rutgers University, 1984
J.D. Rutgers University School of Law, 1992
Activities and Affiliations
- Franklin County Bar Association, Immediate Past President
- Franklin County Bar Association Community Fund, President
- Massachusetts Bar Association Family Law Section Counsel Member
- Member, Massachusetts Association of Guardians Ad Litem (MAGAL)
- Senior Partners for Justice and the Volunteer Lawyers Project
- ACLU Immigrant Protection Project
- Jewish Community of Amherst, Board Member At-Large