Lisa is a committed and experienced advocate. Prior to joining Cooper Jørgensen, Lisa worked for a top Bay Street law firm and another leading criminal defence firm. Lisa started her legal career as a student at the Crown Law Office – Criminal, and as a clerk for the justices of the Court of Appeal for Ontario.
Lisa maintains a busy trial and appellate practice. She regularly appears in all levels of court in Ontario, as well as before the Consent and Capacity Board and the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario. Lisa has experience defending professionals facing disciplinary proceedings, including allegations of sexual or financial misconduct.
… a committed and experienced advocate.
Lisa is a member of the Board of Directors of the Criminal Lawyers Association. Lisa frequently volunteers her time with pro bono litigation and education projects, including Pro Bono Law Ontario’s Supreme Court Leave to Appeal Project and Innocence Canada. Lisa also represents individuals before the Court of Appeal for Ontario on a pro bono basis.
Lisa is a graduate of the University of British Columbia’s Allard School of Law. She graduated as a Wesbrook Scholar – UBC’s top accolade. She was the recipient of many awards, including the HSBC Emerging Leader Scholarship and the Boyd Ferris Memorial Prize in Advocacy. Lisa is a former top oralist and winner of the national Gale Cup Moot, as well as a former competitor at the World Universities Debating Championships. Lisa holds a Bachelor of Arts (Hons.) in Political Studies from Queen’s University.
Lisa is a member of the Law Society of Ontario, the Advocates Society, the Canadian Bar Association, the Criminal Lawyers’ Association, and the Toronto Lawyers Association.