Lisa Tehlirian graduated from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor in 2000 with a Bachelor's degree in General Studies with concentrations in biological anthropology and psychology. Ms. Tehlirian continued her studies and received her Juris Doctor in 2004 from the University of Detroit Mercy School of Law in Detroit, Michigan.
Following her legal studies, Ms. Tehlirian was accepted into the U.S. Department of Justice, Attorney General's Honors Program where she worked as the Judicial Law Clerk/Attorney Advisor for the Executive Office for Immigration Review (EOIR), U.S. Immigration Court in Detroit, Michigan. In this capacity, she researched novel immigration issues and drafted legal memoranda and judicial opinions for the Immigration Judges.
From October 2005 to July 2009, Ms. Tehlirian was employed as an Associate Attorney with KRA Immigration Law, where she handled family and employment-based immigration matters.
In July 2009, Ms. Tehlirian joined Ellis Porter, PLC, where she specializes in family-based immigration law, inadmissibility and removability issues, and employment-based immigration law.
Ms. Tehlirian is a member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA), State Bar of Michigan, Armenian American Bar Association, and Women's Lawyers Association of Michigan.