Lisa Schriner Lewis


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

Court Admissions

United States District Court, District of Arizona


Professional Associations

  • State Bar of Arizona (member)

  • Family Law Section (member)

  • Pima County Bar Association (member)

  • Arizona Women Lawyers Association (member)

  • Collaborative Law Group of Southern Arizona (Steering Committee/member)

  • International Academy of Collaborative Professionals (member)

  • Association of Family and Conciliation Courts (member)


Northern Arizona University (B.S., 1998)
University of Arizona, James E. Rogers College of Law (J.D., cum laude, 2005)


Public Service

  • Outstanding Young Lawyer Award from the State Bar of Arizona in 2010

  • Named one of the Top Fifty Pro Bono Attorneys in Arizona in 2007, 2011 and 2013 by the Arizona Foundation for Legal Services and Education

  • Named Top Pro Bono Attorney in 2008, Top Pro Bono Family Law Attorney in 2007, and Outstanding Pro Bono Attorney in May of 2006, and November of 2013, by the Volunteer Lawyers Program of Southern Arizona Legal Aid


Practice Areas
Family Law
Arbitration and Mediation

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