Lisa is an Associate with Koeller Nebeker Carlson & Haluck in the Sacramento office. Her practice areas will include premises liability, product liability, construction defect, estate planning and probate.
Lisa was raised outside of Chicago and came to the Bay area via San Diego, Tübingen, Germany and Denver, Colorado. Her interest in the law came from her passion for social justice and fairness in employment. Lisa originally was a Maritime law practitioner, before shifting to employment law. During her time as an employment law attorney, she represented men and women who faced discrimination and harassment in their workplaces. She also represented individuals in wage and hour claims; including several “House Mothers” against a “Gentlemen’s Club.” In 2006, her focus changed to insurance defense where she defended various companies in products liability cases. Although representing companies was seemingly incompatible with her passion for social justice, it provided Lisa an understanding of the complexities and nuances corporations may face.
With this knowledge, and ability to see both sides of a story, Lisa realized there is a larger market to be served by her expertise. After nearly fifteen years in law firms, Lisa opened her own practice. Through her firm, she brought a balanced approach to litigation between landlords and tenants while developing an Estate Planning and Probate practice. Lisa will continue developing her Estate Planning and Probate at Koeller Nebeker Carlson & Haluck. She is furthering her studies to grow her practice by pursuing an LLM in tax at University of San Francisco.
Lisa lives with her daughter and a fat cat. When she is not practicing law- she is a hockey fanatic (so much so, she should be Canadian) and can be found playing, coaching or watching ice hockey. Lisa also spends as much time as possible with her daughter, which means attending dance recitals and theater productions. Lisa is on the Board of Directors for the Oakland Bears Hockey Foundation, is a proud and active volunteer with the Alameda County Community Food Bank and has also enjoyed volunteering with the Alameda County Bar Association ‘Lawyers in the Library’ program.