About Lisa

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 since worked in Northern Virginia as an attorney on a wide variety of cases including criminal defense, divorce, 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 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.

MEMBERSHIPS:

Virginia State Bar

Prince William Bar Association

Virginia Trial Lawyers Association

LICENSES AND CERTIFICATIONS:

Licensed to practice law in 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

EDUCATION:

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

PUBLICATIONS:

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.

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