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About Me

I was born in Cleveland, Ohio, but I have lived almost my entire life in Cincinnati. I graduated from Mt. Healthy High School and later received my Bachelor with Honors in History and my Juris Doctor from the University of Cincinnati. I worked at the Hamilton County Prosecutor's Office from 1995 through 2005. In 2005, I became a criminal defense attorney, focusing on serious felony charges such as drug trafficking, robbery, burglary, rape, felonious assault, and murder.


Practice Areas


  1. Criminal Defense: 95%
  2. Juvenile: 5%

Attorney Endorsements

1 total 

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    Lisa is not only one of my best friends but she is an outstanding attorney. I have co-counseled cases with her because of her experience and ability to handle the most serious of cases. I highly recommend her.


    Richard Ryt Criminal Defense Attorney
    Relationship: Friend

Contact Info

114 E 8th
Suite 400
Cincinnati, OH, 45202



Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo Contributions
Legal Answers
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Judge John W. Peck Scholarship Trust Award in Trial PracticeUniversity of Cincinnati College of Law1998
Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
Sole proprietorThe Law Offices of Lisa Rabanus2005 - Present
Assistant ProsecutorHamilton County Prosecutor's Office1998 - 2005
Association NamePosition NameDuration
National Association of Criminal Defense LawyersMember2012 - Present
Greater Cincinnati Criminal Defense Lawyers AssociationMember2008 - Present
Ohio State Bar AssociationMember1998 - Present
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Cincinnati College of LawN/AN/A1998
University of Cincinnati Bachelor of Arts With Honors In HistoryN/AN/AN/A