Lisa was born and raised in San Antonio, Texas. Her mother was a special education teacher and her dad was a city bus driver. Lisa was raised by parents who taught her the value of integrity and hard work. She’s the first in her family to become a lawyer and strives to meet the values taught to her by them from an early age.
Lisa first lived in central Texas while attending St. Edward’s University in Austin. Her desire to help others led her to graduate with honors with a degree in psychology, but she knew she wanted to follow another path. After much thought and deliberation, Lisa applied to law school and was awarded a merit scholarship to attend Saint Louis University School of Law in St. Louis, Missouri. Once she began law school, she competed as part of the Hispanic Law Students Association Moot Court Team and was inducted to Phi Delti Phi’s Honor fraternity where she served as Vice President.
Lisa always knew that Texas would be home and moved back the day after her law school graduation. Her background in psychology and trials competitions led her to practice family law. Almost immediately after being licensed, Lisa was in the courtroom representing clients in family law cases. She even co-chaired her first jury trial after being licensed only a month.
In the years that have followed, Lisa has successfully represented clients in all aspects of family cases. Through her own personal and professional experiences, Lisa has seen the difficulties parties face in in the legal system when fighting to protect their family, their rights, and their assets. Lisa strongly believes that all parties should have a voice in family law litigation and should strive to come to pragmatic resolutions in each case.
Whether it is a negotiated settlement or in-courtroom trial experience, Lisa is a dedicated and experienced advocate. Lisa represents clients in custody, child support, property disputes, divorces, and annulments.
Lisa is an active member in the local legal community and serves as a board member in several non-profit community service organizations.
Austin Bar Association – Family Law Section
Austin Young Lawyers Association
Travis County Women’s Lawyer Association
AYLA Leadership Academy Alumni
Williamson County Bar Association
Hays County Bar Association
State Bar of Texas – Family Law Section
Texas Family Law Foundation – Legislative Review Committee
Saint Louis University, J.D. (Merit Scholarship Recipient)
St. Edward’s University, B.A. Psychology, cum laude (Merit Scholarship Recipient)