Lisa has been practicing family law for over twenty-nine years and she is a Certified Family Law Specialist. Her practice includes consultation, mediation, litigation and collaborative law, and she has been a Super Lawyer since 2009. Before starting her own practice in 1999, she was an associate at Holmes & Holmes in Glendale for twelve years. Lisa has a Martindale-Hubbell, rating of AV® Preeminent.
Although Lisa has been a family law litigator for decades, she recognized long ago that litigation is not an effective way to resolve the issues faced by separating or divorcing parents and couples. Alternative Dispute Resolution models are a better fit, and so she strongly advocates for mediation and collaborative practice whenever possible.
Lisa graduated from the University of Southern California and from Southwestern University School of Law. She also spent time in Europe studying comparative law. A native of California, she lives in Monrovia, is the proud parent of two adult children, and enjoys cooking, practicing her ukulele, and walking her dog Baxter.
MEMBERSHIPS & HONORS
Lisa is a member of the International Academy of Collaborative Professionals (IACP), the Los Angeles Collaborative Family Law Association (LACFLA), the Southern California Mediation Association (SCMA), the Los Angeles County Bar Association, Pasadena Bar Association, Association of Certified Family Law Specialists, and the Association of Family and Conciliation Courts. She is the chairman of the Pasadena Bar Association Family Law Section. She is also the coordinator of the Pasadena Superior Court Family Law Mediation Panel, and she volunteers as one of its attorneys. She has been a presenter at the Los Angeles County Bar Association Minor’s Counsel Training and she has spoken on the issue of parental alienation, also testifying on that topic in both the U.S. and Canada.
Law Offices of Lisa E. Kiriakidis
301 East Colorado Blvd., Suite 706
Pasadena, CA 91101