Lisa’s practice* concentrates in appeals, class actions, and other commercial and business litigation. Lisa has defended numerous nationwide and state class actions and handled significant individual litigation involving claims adjusting practices, contract disputes, banking, insurance coverage, unsolicited facsimiles and consumer and common law fraud. Her experience includes bench and jury trials, appeals, and administrative hearings in Illinois as well as appeals and class action hearings throughout the United States in state and federal court.
Lisa’s appellate advocacy has influenced the evolution of favorable law for her clients regarding contract interpretation, diversity jurisdiction and removal under the Class Action Fairness Act (the CAFA), and banking practices. Her writing and public speaking skills, including the ability to convey complex ideas in clear language, allow her to communicate easily and effectively with courts and clients and contribute to her successful appellate results. In addition to representing clients in civil appeals, she has extensive experience researching and writing amicus briefs. She has written amicus briefs on behalf of numerous trade and civic organizations, including the Illinois Chamber of Commerce, the Mortgage Bankers Association, and the Property Casualty Insurers Association of America.
Lisa is the author of legal and business articles, short stories, and novels, and she frequently speaks and writes regarding the effect of intoxicated driving on individuals and society.
*Licensed in Illinois; not licensed in Colorado.