Lisa Schriner Lewis is a Tucson native who joined Waterfall in 2012. Ms. Lewis has been exclusively practicing family law since graduating from the University of Arizona James E. Rogers College of Law in 2005.
With a strong understanding of the emotional impact of a divorce or custody dispute on the family, Lisa is committed to assisting her clients navigate one of life’s most difficult experiences. While she strives to reach an amicable settlement in all cases, she is prepared to litigate any matter that cannot be reasonably resolved.
Lisa handles all aspects of family law cases including divorce, high-value asset and property division, paternity, child support, interstate custody, third party custody, and visitation matters, including grandparent visitation. Lisa also mediates and arbitrates family law matters including divorce, custody and post-decree matters. Lisa has significant experience with children’s issues includes handling high-conflict custody matters, legal decision-making and parenting time issues as well as resolving disputes out of court.
She has been appointed by the court in multiple cases to represent and advocate for children in extremely difficult family law matters as a Court Appointed Child’s Attorney, Best Interests Attorney, and Family Court Advisor.
Lisa participates in family law clinics through the Volunteer Lawyer’s Program and Step Up to Justice, where she provides pro bono counsel for low income and self-represented litigants. Lisa is also trained as a collaborative divorce attorney — a process which uses an alternative dispute resolution process focusing on reaching a settlement without resorting to litigation. Lisa is a member of the Collaborative Law Group of Southern Arizona and is available to handle collaborative divorce cases. For more information about this process, see the website at www.Divorcewisely.com.
Lately there has been a lot of attention given to social networking sites and the role they play in divorce. Not only are the number of relationships broken up by information posted online growing, but those postings are finding their way into the court room. Many people may be surprised to know how often pictures and posts to online sites like Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Tumblr, Reddit, and Snap Chat are submitted as evidence at a divorce trial or custody hearing. Even with all of the attention in the media, I still have to frequently remind my clients to be very careful about what they post online, because those comments or photos can be used against you.