With a background in employee relations at one of the largest construction companies in the U.S., Lisa understands the challenges of managing an ever changing workforce while trying to keep informed of complex labor and employment laws and regulations. Lisa’s background in employee relations motivated her to become a lawyer, and ultimately, to focus her practice in employment and labor law. Lisa believes that effective communication is key to all relationships, including the attorney-client relationship.
Lisa focuses her practice on employment litigation in both state and federal courts and administrative proceedings. Prior to joining Constangy, Lisa worked at a large general civil litigation law firm defending a diverse spectrum of clients ranging from large construction firms to one person start-ups.
Professional & Civic Associations
- American Bar Association
- Kansas Bar Association
- Kansas Women Attorneys Association
- The Earl E. O’Connor American Inn of Court
Lisa enjoys spending her free time with her husband, Sam, and their two (wild) birddogs, Purdey and Pete. She also enjoys traveling, being outdoors, listening to podcasts and NPR, and watching documentaries. Lisa tries not to take life too seriously, but has recently been fixated on finding ways to lead a more sustainable lifestyle.
News & Analysis
Speaking Engagements & Industry Publications
- “Human Resource Law: What you need to know,” National Business Institute, Wichita, KS, 2018
- “Don’t do nothing because you can’t do everything. Do something. Anything.”
- Colleen Patrick-Goudreau
Washburn University School of Law
- J.D., 2017
University of Kansas
- B.S., 2008
Bar & Court Admissions
- Missouri, 2019
- Kansas, 2017
- U.S. District Court for the District of Kansas
- U.S. District Court for the Western District of Missouri