Notable Women in Law: Lisa Lawless

Class of 2022

  • Category: Notable Women in Law
  • Number of years working in your current industry: 29
  • Undergrad degree/university: History and American Studies/University of Virginia
  • Law degree/university: J.D./Indiana University Maurer School of Law

Last updated on March 3rd, 2022 at 12:46 pm

Lisa Lawless, senior counsel at the Milwaukee office of Husch Blackwell LLP, is a “lawyer’s lawyer,” often sought out by colleagues with thorny cases and appellate issues, according to chief executive officer Paul Eberle.  

During her 29-year career, Lawless has handled more than 100 cases in Wisconsin state and federal appeals courts and has argued in front of the Wisconsin Supreme Court five times in the past 11 years.

Among her successes is a ground-breaking decision in 2019 interpreting the Wisconsin Consumer Act, Eberle said.

Lawless’s practice focuses on defending consumer litigation in courts and arbitration and handling appeals on a variety of subjects, including land use regulation and property disputes, as well as constitutional law, election law and administrative law.

She has served on the State Bar Board of Governors for 12 of the past 17 years, chairing committees and winning two President’s Awards for her service. She is an attorney-mentor for Wauwatosa West High’s “We the People” program and serves on the boards of directors of Wild Space Dance Company and Tosa Kickers.

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