Experience & Practice Area
Lisa began her legal career in 1994. After 10 years with Kenyon Disend, Lisa accepted an in-house City Attorney position. She has served in that capacity for the cities of Newcastle, Bainbridge Island, and most recently Burien. Lisa has broad experience in all aspects of municipal law, with a particular emphasis on negotiating labor agreements, dealing with a broad range of employment issues including significant experience with the Americans with Disabilities Act and the Family Medical Leave Act, land use and SEPA/NEPA issues, franchise agreements with wireless carriers, drafting wireless codes, public records, and open meeting issues.
In addition, Lisa worked for T-Mobile for two years negotiating contracts for the network engineering division of the company. Prior to becoming an attorney, Lisa spent five years at the Boeing Company negotiating defense contracts with the U.S. Navy.
University of Puget Sound School of Law, J.D., cum laude, 1994
Pacific Lutheran University, B.A., cum laude, 1985
Admitted to Practice
U.S. District Court, Western District of Washington, 1995
Washington State Association of Municipal Attorneys
Washington State Bar Association
2012 Amicus Award, Northwest Immigrant Rights Project