Alisa joined the firm as an attorney working in all areas of family law, including adoption, assisted reproductive technology, custody, dissolution and divorce proceedings. Alisa is a strong advocate of collaboration to resolve disputes; however, when dispute avoidance fails, she stands ready to fiercely advocate for her clients’ financial, business, and personal interests.
Alisa has a strong public service background and believes in serving the indigent population in the District of Columbia. Prior to joining the firm, Alisa was a judicial law clerk to the Honorable Jeanette J. Clark in the Superior Court of the District of Columbia Family Court. In 2009, she served as a legal extern for the Office of the Attorney General of the District of Columbia in the Child Protection Section. In 2010, Alisa worked as a law clerk at the Children’s Law Center in the Guardian Ad Litem Project where she assisted in the disposition of several neglect and abuse cases from intake to the final adjudication.
Alisa received her Juris Doctor, With Honors, in 2011 from The George Washington University Law School. During law school, Alisa was the President of the G.W. Law Association for Women, the Vice President of Student Affairs of the G.W. Student Bar Association, and a student attorney in the G.W. Domestic Violence Project Community Clinic. Alisa also served as a Research Assistant to Professors Naomi Cahn and Catherine Ross working on family and reproductive rights issues and she was recognized for her work in Naomi Cahn’s article, No Secrets: Openness and Donor-Conceived ‘Half Siblings.
Alisa received her Bachelor of Arts Summa Cum Laude from Arizona State University in Political Science and Sociology, where she was a Presidential Merit Scholar and Capitol Scholar.
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