• Preparing Documents or Practicing Law: What Lenders Should Know, CBA Record, May, 2002
  • The Benefits of the Junk Fax Prevention Act of 2005, BusinessMedia, July, 2005
  • Chicago Coalition for the Homeless, Volunteer
  • Chicago Volunteer Legal Services, Volunteer
  • American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), Volunteer
  • Past Member of the Board of Directors of the Alliance Against Intoxicated Motorists (AAIM), past Vice President
  • DePaul University College of Law, Adjunct Professor of Advanced Legal Writing and Research
  • State of Illinois
  • United States District Court for the District of Southern Illinois
  • United States District Court for the District of Northern Illinois
  • Bachelor of Arts in Writing and English, Columbia College Chicago
  • Juris Doctorate, DePaul University College of Law

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 on behalf of numerous trade and civic organizations. She is also an adjunct professor at DePaul University College of Law.

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.