I seek to serve families and individuals through caring and thoughtful representation.
Lisa Mathews, Attorney and Counselor at Law
Lisa loves helping families plan for their future! Estate planning has been a core aspect of Lisa’s practice from the beginning of her legal career.
Lisa graduated cum laude from George Mason Law School where she served as Articles Editor for George Mason Law Review. During law school, Lisa interned for the Department of Justice – Office of Immigration Litigation, Appellate Division, and the Senate Judiciary Committee, Office of Senator Hatch. She also participated in the Mason Veteran and Servicemember Clinic and the Supreme Court Legal Clinic, where she contributed to two Supreme Court briefs. And, she interned for Judge Contreras on the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia. Lisa also published two articles in law journals.
Prior to law school, Lisa worked at Fidelity Investments for 12 years as a project and people manager where she gained extensive knowledge of the retirement industry. Lisa also has a Master of Business Administration from Indiana University and a Bachelor of Arts from Brigham Young University.
After law school, Lisa worked for the Small Business Administration assisting hurricane victims acquire emergency loans. She has worked in Northern Virginia as an attorney on a wide variety of cases including estate planning and probate, criminal defense, divorce, custody, civil litigation, appellate, and juvenile cases. Lisa is a certified Guardian ad litem for children. She is also a certified court-appointed attorney for misdemeanor and juvenile cases.
Lisa is an adjunct professor at Antonin Scalia Law School at George Mason University – in the LLM program.
Lisa is an active member of her church, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. She served a 1.5-year mission in St. Petersburg, Russia. She also plays the flute and spends as much time with her nephews as possible.
Licenses and Certifications
Licensed to practice law in Virginia
Certified Mediator for Circuit Court – Family cases by the Supreme Court of Virginia
Certified Guardian ad litem for children by the Supreme Court of Virginia
Certified court-appointed attorney for misdemeanor and juvenile cases by the Virginia Indigent Defense Commission
George Mason University, Antonin Scalia Law School, 2017, Juris Doctorate – cum laude
Indiana University, Kelley School of Business, 2014, Master of Business Administration
Brigham Young University, 2002, Bachelor of Arts. Major: Political Science, Minor: Music
Free Exercise and Third-Party Harms: Why Scholars Are Wrong and RFRA is Right, Trinity Law Review, Fall 2016.
Hobby Lobby and Hobbs to the Rescue: Clarifying RLUIPA’s Confusing Substantial Burden Standard, George Mason Law Review, Summer 2017.
Internships and Clinics
U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia, The Honorable Rudolph Contreras, January – April 2017.
Antonin Scalia Law School Supreme Court Clinic, August – May 2017.
Mason Veterans and Servicemembers Legal Clinic, Fall 2016.