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Biography

Lisa is of counsel in the firm’s Virginia Beach office and is a member of the firm’s Real Estate Claims and Title Insurance Solutions and Consumer Finance practice groups. She has over twenty years of litigation experience in state and federal courts, including appellate advocacy before the Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit, Supreme Court of Virginia, and United States Supreme Court. She is an AV® Preeminent-rated litigator by the Martindale-Hubbell registry. Her substantive legal background spans across matters of real estate, consumer and commercial litigation, title insurance, mechanic’s liens, construction, local government, professional liability defense, collections, bankruptcy and creditors’ rights, and civil litigation. Results-oriented for clients, Lisa recently succeeded in having a writ of certiorari granted by the Virginia Supreme Court’s writ panel and also prevailed in defending an appeal before the United States Supreme Court. While understanding that not every case is meant to see the courtroom for its ultimate disposition, she also has significant experience utilizing mediation and judicial settlement conferences in state and federal cases to clients’ maximum advantages for early case resolution. Lisa is licensed in the Commonwealth of Virginia and the State of North Carolina.

Recognition & Honors

  • AV® Rated; Martindale-Hubbell
  • Virginia Super Lawyers (Litigation), 2008, 2009, 2013
  • Law Clerk to The Honorable Douglas O. Tice, Jr., Chief Judge, U.S. Bankruptcy Court, E.D. Va. (Richmond Div.), 2000-2001
  • University of Richmond Law Review
  • Published Case Note, University of Richmond Law Review, May 1999
  • Editor-in-Chief, The University of Richmond Journal of Law & Technology
  • Order of Barristers
  • T.C. Williams Scholarship Award
  • Moot Court Board
  • Carrico Moot Court Tournament Champion

Associations

  • Virginia Bar Association
  • Virginia State Bar
  • Virginia Beach Bar Association
  • Norfolk Portsmouth Bar Association
  • North Carolina State Bar
  • North Carolina Bar Association
  • American Inn of Court, James Kent Chapter, Norfolk, Virginia
  • Foundry United Methodist Church; Board of Trustees, Nominating Committee, Media/Publicity Committee, Liturgist, Small Group Leader, Sunday School Teacher
  • Chi Omega Fraternity

Admissions

  • Virginia
  • United States District Court, Eastern District of Virginia
  • United States District Court, Western District of Virginia
  • United States Bankruptcy Court, Eastern District of Virginia
  • United States Bankruptcy Court, Western District of Virginia
  • Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals
  • North Carolina
  • United States Supreme Court

Languages

  • Spanish

Education

  • College of William & Mary; B.B.A., 1995
  • University of Richmond School of Law; J.D., 2000