Lisa is a member of the firm’s litigation practice group. She focuses her practice on defending municipalities in a variety of disputes in state and federal court, including excessive force claims, negligence actions, constitutional claims, zoning disputes, and breach of contract litigation. Lisa recently defended a police officer in North Carolina state court against claims of assault, battery, false arrest, false imprisonment, and malicious prosecution.
Lisa also handles employment matters, including cases involving breach of noncompetition clauses, Woodson claims, and Pleasant claims.
Lisa is also a member of the firm's "Benefit Corporation Team." The "B Team" focuses on exploring and serving the legal needs of aspiring or existing "benefit" or "B Corp" companies –for-profit businesses that seek to better the world through identified social missions and by focusing on sustainability and TPL/3BL (the "triple bottom line" pillars of profits, people, and planet.)
Prior to joining Smith Moore Leatherwood, Lisa earned her law degree from the University of North Carolina School of Law in 2012, where she was the Editor in Chief of the North Carolina Journal of Law and Technology.