I have been a criminal defense attorney for over eighteen years, including two years as a public defender, two years working for a private criminal defense contractor, and fourteen years in private practice. I have handled all types of criminal cases through trial: traffic, drugs, property crimes, assaults, sexual assaults, robbery and homicide.
National Criminal Defense College
Capital Voir Dire – 2005
Santa Clara University
Death Penalty College, 2006
Willamette University College of Law
Juris Doctor, May 1995
University of Oregon
Bachelor of Arts, English, December 1991
Co-Editor, OCDLA DUII Manual (2001 Edition)
Co-Author, OSB Criminal Law CLE, Search and Seizure – Warrantless chapter
(2004 and 2014 Revisions)
Author, OCDLA Major Crimes Manual, Assault chapter (2004 and 2009 revision)
Author, OCDLA Trial Notebook chapter Exhibits and Creative Technology (2012 revision)
Editorial Review Board, OSB Oregon Statutory Time Limitations (2013 revision)
Board of Directors, Multnomah Defenders, Incorporated, 2002 – Present
National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, 2003 – Present
Oregon Criminal Defense Lawyers Association, 1996 – Present
Uniform Criminal Jury Instruction Committee, 2003 – 2005
Gus Solomon Inns of Court, 2003 – 2005
OSB Bar Press Broadcasters Council, 2013 – present
In the Media
OCDLA DUII Seminar September 15, 2001: Zealous Advocacy for the Habitual Drunk
OCDLA Winning Defenses Conference, September 13, 2003: Statutory Defenses, Part II: Self-Defense, Defense of Others and Alibi
OCDLA DUII Conference, March 12, 2004: New Laws and Case Law Update (co-speaker)
King County Bar Association Trial Skills Interactive Workshop, October 23, 2004: Jury Selection
NACDL Annual Conference, August 2005: Defending Child Pornography
Metropolitan Public Defenders Trial Skills Program, October 15, 2005 and April 10, 2006: Jury Selection
OCDLA New Lawyers Conference, annually since 2005: Jury Selection, Closing Argument
OCDLA DUII Conference, March 9, 2007: What About the Junk?
Oregon State Bar, New Lawyers Division Brown Bag, September 2008, 2009, 2011, 2012: Jury Selection
Co-Organizer, OCDLA Winter Conference, December 2009
OCDLA Eugene Conference, March 2011: Facebook in Your Casebook
OCDLA Search and Seizure Seminar, September 14-15, 2012: Dog Sniff Cases
Oregon State Bar DUII Seminar Defending DUII Cases in Oregon, November 19, 2009 and November 16, 2012: The Cycle of a DUII Case
OCDLA Juvenile Law Seminar, April 12-13, 2013: Ethics – The Social Network – Facebook in Your Casebook
Campaign for Equal Justice Laf-Off, 2007
Oregon State Bar – Directory of all Oregon lawyers, information about rules and hiring lawyers.
Oregon Department of Motor Vehicles – Forms and information about rules of the road, driver licenses, and accidents.
Multnomah County Court Docket – A list of court events organized by date and time.
State of Oregon Office of Public Defense Services – Indigent defense management news and contact information for appellate defenders.
Oregon Criminal Code – order your own copy
Tenacious, prepared, and compassionate.
“Lisa is thorough; very thorough. Her preparation leads her adversaries to be wary, but her warm personality persuades even the most jaded judges and prosecutors to listen to her levelheaded arguments. She knows her stuff, and uses her knowledge of the law and her people skills to achieve the best possible results for her client. She helped me with a case that wasn’t very serious, but she treated it like it was, and kept me informed on the progress along the way. I would recommend her without reservation.”
Can’t thank you enough
“I can’t thank you enough for what you’ve done for me, you saved my life. I will forever be indebted to you. Thank you so much, you are one awesome lawyer.”
811 SW Naito Pkwy
Portland, OR 97204