About Lisa

Lisa Mathews Family and Estate Planning Lawyer in Woodbridge, VAWelcome to Mathews Law! Lisa Mathews is a licensed attorney in Virginia serving clients throughout northern Virginia.

Lisa graduated cum laude from George Mason Law School in 2017 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 published two articles in law journals.

Prior to law school, Lisa worked at Fidelity Investments for over 10 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 loves practicing the law and taking on new challenges. Her philosophy is that everyone should have access to an affordable, competent lawyer.

Please use the contact page or call 703-520-3206. Lisa offers free consultations.

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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