Lisa R. Murray has practiced law since 1987, and family law since 1989, assisting families through the difficult divorce process. Ms. Murray serves her community as a mediator, Collaborative Practice lawyer, court-appointed child advocate representing children in divorce cases, and Judge Pro Tempore. Ms. Murray also volunteers through various community-based organizations participating in programs which provide low-cost mediation services and legal assistance to individuals. Ms. Murray's focus on mediation and Collaborative Practice was born from her experience of the destructive manner in which litigation separates parents' and children's lives.
Ms. Murray received her license to practice law in California in 1987 and in Hawaii in 2001. As a member of Collaborative Practice of San Mateo County, she has served President, chair of the Public Education Committee, as an active member of the training and membership committees, and as a trainer. Ms. Murray is also an active member of Collaborative Practice San Francisco and the International Academy of Collaborative Professionals. She serves on the Northern California Public Education Committee of Collaborative Practice California. In 2009 she was honored with a Eureka Award by Collaborative Practice California for her "significant contributions and demonstration of abiding dedication to establishing and sustaining Collaborative Practice in California."
Ms. Murray has served as co-chair of the Family Law Section of the San Mateo County Bar Association, and as co-chair of the Children's Issues Committee - Bay Area, a Subcommittee of the Family Law Section of the California State Bar. Ms. Murray received her Juris Doctor from the University of San Francisco in 1987, after graduating cum laude from Boston University with a Bachelor of Arts Degree.