Lisa has resided in the Springfield and Marshfield areas for near 20 years. Prior to joining Ozarks Elder Law, where she focuses her practice on Estate Planning, Probate, and Guardianships, Lisa founded and managed her own private practice in Springfield for 10 years, focusing in the areas of family law litigation and grandparent rights.
Lisa earned her law degree in 2008 from William Mitchell College of Law in St. Paul, MN, and was a Law Review staff member. While in law school, in her first year, Lisa was elected as a 1L Representative to further the school’s mission of creating community between the students, faculty, and the board of trustees. Lisa was also awarded a grant in her final year of law school for trial advocacy. She earned her undergraduate degree from Drury University in 2005 where she graduated with honors.
Advocacy and justice have always been a passion of Lisa’s and in 2010 she earned the Missouri Bar Pro Bono Award, and, in 2012, Lisa was awarded the Springfield Metropolitan Bar Association’s Equal Access to Justice Award. In addition, Lisa was named a Super Lawyers Rising Star from 2013- 2017.
In addition to practicing law, Lisa is a member of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (NAELA). Prior to law school, Lisa was elected and served on the Webster County 911 Board of Directors. Additionally, Lisa has served on the Judicare Panel and Volunteer Lawyer Panel with Legal Services of Southern Missouri, and she was a Charter Member of the Rotary Club of Springfield Metro where she served on the Board of Directors and developed a mentorship program for first generation college students.
In her free time, Lisa enjoys traveling, yoga, and spending time with her two adult children, along with the family canines.