Lisa is a California attorney who specializes in labor and employment mediation. Her legal experience also includes regulatory compliance, intellectual property licensing, contract and lease negotiation, and general business law. She graduated from Vanderbilt Law School, where she served as the Editor-in-Chief of the Vanderbilt Law Review. Prior to attending law school, Lisa taught American business methods, American geopolitics and Business English in Montpellier, France, and she later served t as he Assistant Director of the Savannah OnStage! Music Festival. In addition her law degree, she also holds a Diplôme d’Etudes de la Langue Française Practique from the Université de Montpellier III Paul Valéry in Montpellier, France and a B.A. in History from the University of California at Berkeley. She was born in Ann Arbor, Michigan and now lives in southern California with her husband and son.
Lisa has always enjoyed surrounding herself with artists and much prefers their company to (most) lawyers. She has provided pro bono legal services to writers, illustrators, documentary filmmakers and sculptors and, although she has never dared call herself an artist, Lisa co-wrote screenplays for over 10 years. She and her writing partner were named to Hollywood’s “Black List’ (an annual industry survey of the best unproduced motion picture screenplays) in 2005. Lisa’s life changed dramatically in 2011 when she mistakenly walked into an Afro-Brazilian dance class, which set off a fairly serious dance addiction. She now dabbles in dance styles ranging from modern, urban jazz, funk, hip hop, Samba and Broadway dance. Most recently she launched a web site and allied social media presence named SB Dance Sugar, which is dedicated to supporting and promoting all things dance in Santa Barbara, California.