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Biography

Lisa is of counsel in the firm’s Virginia Beach office and a member of the Bankruptcy, Creditors’ Rights and Business Restructuring; Consumer Finance; and Real Estate Claims and Title Insurance Solutions practice groups. She served as law clerk to The Honorable Douglas O. Tice, Jr., Chief Judge (Retired) of the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of Virginia, Richmond Division. Her bankruptcy experience covers mega commercial bankruptcies representing landlords, employees, pension holders, and creditors, as well as consumer cases representing mortgage servicers, lenders, dealerships, finance companies, and investors.

Lisa has twenty years of litigation experience, including 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 Martindale-Hubbell. Her legal background spans bankruptcy and creditors’ rights, including adversary proceedings, collections, consumer and commercial litigation, real estate, title insurance, professional liability defense, and civil litigation. Among recent appellate wins, she successfully prosecuted her first writ of certiorari before the Virginia Supreme Court’s writ panel and had it granted in a title matter. She also prevailed in defending the appeal of a foreclosure and eviction challenge before the United States Supreme Court. While understanding not every case is meant to see the courtroom, she has significant experience utilizing mediation and judicial settlement conferences. Lisa is licensed in Virginia and 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, University of Richmond Journal of Law & Technology
  • Order of Barristers
  • T.C. Williams Scholarship Award
  • Moot Court Board
  • Carrico Moot Court Tournament Champion, University of Richmond

Associations

  • Virginia State Bar
  • Virginia Bar Association
  • 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

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

Languages

  • Spanish

Education

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