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Lisa M. Standish

Family Attorney at Wexford, PA

4.9   14 reviews
  • Licensed for 25 years
    State PA
    Acquired 1999
    Status
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About Lisa

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Location

The Law Offices of Lisa Standish
10475 Perry Highway, Suite 101
Wexford, PA, 15090

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Reviews

4.9 / 5.0
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Posted by anonymous | July 12, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
Anonymous
Lisa & Marissa communicated promptly, in ways that I could more clearly understand, and with consideration to how and when in order to be financially prudent. They were both frank but kind, on the ball with the nuances of courts during the pandemic, and sensitive to the needs of my circumstances. Not only would I refer them to others, but I already have.
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Posted by Don | February 18, 2020
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AN OUTSTANDING PROFESSIONAL
Excellent job. Attorney Standish was the third lawyer I hired in my divorce case. The other attorneys were sending huge bills for unnecessary correspondence, and motions. They let the other side run wild and didn’t put a stop to it. Just ran those ridicules bills up. Met with Attorney Standish and described my case and She saw what was going on. We had a discussion on where this would go. I hired Her and long story short, Attorney Standish in short order got it done. Much to my satisfaction, and at a reasonable cost. When you hire Her she is definitely an advocate for you.
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Posted by Amy | January 31, 2020
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Highly Recommend Lisa!
Lisa has represented me on a divorce and also advised me with custody matters. I highly recommend her services- if you have the opportunity to have her as your lawyer, don't hesitate to take it! She is very knowledgeable and a strong advocate for her clients, as well as being compassionate regarding the human elements her clients face during difficult circumstances. Lisa doesn't drag things out and is respectful of my finances, which is important to me. She does exactly what I need her to do and not anything more- I so appreciate her integrity in not trying to run up a big bill. Lisa is also responsive in a timely manner- if you have worked with other lawyers, you know that is not always the case! She really is a rare gem in this field. I have also worked briefly with Marissa and have found her to be exceptional and to emulate the same great ethics. Shout out to Kara, too- always pleasant to deal with :) An amazing team all around!
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Posted by Chuck / Gretchen | August 4, 2016
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Relocation Custody Hearing
Lisa was and is a wonderful attorney all around. My wife and I were faced with a relocation hearing for my daughters from my ex wife . The children were excelling in school and growing up with a mutual 50/50 agreement until the ex wife pulled this card Lisa met with my wife and I many times reassuring use and being supportive. She took charge and pulled the facts together , got us ready with pre-trial went and represented to the T . Her closing statement was well written and highlighted the final winning argument. Needless to say we won I can't express my gratitude for her service and professional I received from her and staff. Thank you so much Lisa ....
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Posted by Pam | September 20, 2015
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She's who you need if you're going through a divorce!
Lisa's wonderful to work with! She's friendly, gives great advice, is fair in her pricing and doesn't waste your time. I had previously hired a Certified Divorce Financial Analyst, but Lisa could have handled this part too. It would have saved me money. She also gets back to you quickly when you have a question. I highly recommend her!
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Posted by Tom | September 17, 2015
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Tom Hoffman review of Lisa Standish
When I was going through a tough divorce, Lisa was my attorney. She was capable and a great advocate for me. Couldn't have gotten through it without her.
Posted by Suzanne | September 17, 2015
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| Hired Attorney
Excellent Attorney
I am so thankful to have been referred to Lisa Standish. I was in a very awful living situation that I needed to get myself and my children out of. Lisa was a critical component to seeing this through. She is very compassionate and I truly feel that she always has my best interests and the interests of my children in mind. Lisa's professionalism is amazing. She has always been available when needed and her knowledge and experience is second to none. I highly recommend Lisa Standish. I would not be where I am today if it wasn't for her and I am extremely grateful for this.
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Posted by Chris | September 17, 2015
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Custody papers
Worked hard to advise and construct emails on difficult matters involving my children and our family as a whole! A very difficult situation indeed. Highly recommended!
Posted by anonymous | September 14, 2015
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| Consulted Attorney
Excellent attorney truly focused on her clients' interests and needs
Lisa is a strong, compassionate, and professional advocate for her clients. She takes a rational approach to meet her clients needs, and is also fair and objective. She does not recommend any strategy to simply generate her fees, but rather, always considers her clients' needs first. Ultimately, she is concerned with the best possible outcome for her clients, and she has the experience to not only understand what is attainable, but also how to work with her clients to attain those outcomes.
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Posted by Aaron | September 12, 2015
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Knowledge is key
Lisa's in depth knowledge of the law made me feel more at ease in a very trying situation. Divorce is hard on everyone involved but her attitude and confidence definitely was helpful throughout the ordeal.
Posted by anonymous | September 11, 2015
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Divorce and Custody
I have a 15 year history with attorney Lisa Stadish representing me in a very complicated divorce and custody case. Lisa was always professional yet I feel she was so caring and supportive during a very difficult time, that we developed a friendship also. A busy practice yet she always knew the details of my complicated case and was prepared when she entered the courtroom. I was completely satisfied with the outcome of my case and have called on her over the years when other legal matters have come up. Without hesitation I would highly recommend her practice.
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Posted by anonymous | September 10, 2015
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She's amazing!!
Lisa is absolutely amazing. She has gone above and beyond for me and I would never be able to get through my current divorce and child custody issues without her. She's very knowledgable about the laws and very thorough. She always returns phone calls and emails promptly and never lets you feel like you are going through things alone. I highly recommend Lisa!
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Posted by Peter | September 10, 2015
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Solid Support
Lisa has provided solid support and legal advice with my divorce. She responds well and in a timely manner which is important. She has helped this progress as well as expected. Billings are reasonable and well documented in her invoices
Posted by anonymous | September 10, 2015
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Compassionate Attorney
In what was the worst period of my life, Lisa linstened to my concerns and addresses them head-on. She explained my options and brought me some much needed relief.
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Cost

Rates
  • Retainer Always
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Owner
  • Law Offices of Lisa Standish
  • 2010 - Present
  • Partner
  • Kowall & Standish
  • 2004 - 2010
  • Associate
  • Kowall & Associates
  • 1999 - 2004
  • Law Clerk
  • Begler Kowall
  • 1996 - 1999
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Education

  • University of Pittsburgh
  • J.D.
  • 1998
  • Washington and Jefferson College
  • B.A.
  • 1995

Associations

  • Pennsylvania Bar Association
  • Southwestern Representative for Collaborative Law Group
  • 2014 - Present
  • Collaborative Solutions North
  • Founding Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • Allegheny County Bar Association
  • Chairperson Collaborative Law Commitee
  • 2014 - Present
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association
  • Member of Collaborative Law Section
  • 2014 - Present
  • Collaborative Law Association of Southwestern Pennsylvania
  • Member of Pro Bono Commitee
  • 2014 - Present
  • Collaborative Law Association of Southwestern Pennsylvania
  • Chairperson on Retreat Commitee
  • 2012 - Present
  • Allegheny County Bar Association, Alternate Dispute Resolution Committee
  • Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • Collaborative Law Association of Southwestern Pennsylvania
  • Chairperson of the Policies & Procedures Commitee
  • 2012 - Present
  • Collaborative Law Association of Southwestern Pennsylvania
  • Member of the Executive Council
  • 2010 - Present
  • Allegheny County Bar Association, Collaborative Law Committee
  • Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • Collaborative Law Association of Southwestern Pennsylvania
  • Member
  • 2008 - Present
  • International Academy of Collaborative Professionals
  • Member
  • 2008 - Present
  • Pittsburgh Matrimonial American Inn of Court
  • Member
  • 2005 - Present
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1999 - Present
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association
  • Member Family Law Section
  • 1999 - Present
  • Allegheny County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1999 - Present
  • Allegheny County Bar Association, Family Law Section
  • Member
  • 1999 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Lead Counsel Family Law
  • Lead Counsel
  • 2015
  • Lead Counsel Divorce
  • Lead Counsel
  • 2015
  • Clients' Choice Award
  • AVVO
  • 2015

Publications

  • North Hills Monthly
  • Collaborative Law
  • 2012

Speaking Engagements

  • Winter CLE
  • Allegheny County Generations Program
  • 2015
  • Bench Bar
  • The Lawyers Ethical Obligation to Describe Process Options to their Clients
  • 2015
  • Bench Bar
  • The Use of Collaborative Practice in Civil Litigation
  • 2014
  • Winter CLE
  • The Use of Collaborative Practice in Estate Disputes
  • 2013
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Attorney endorsements

Received (10)
Given (30)
Endorse Lisa
Child custody Attorney | Apr 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Lisa is an excellent attorney committed to providing the highest quality representation to clients. I endorse this attorney without reservation."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Mar 03
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Attorney Standish was very professional and courteous as we worked to settle a case on behalf of our respective clients. I found her to be knowledgeable and honest and can state that she is a highly qualified and respected attorney in the area."
Family Attorney | Aug 24
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Lisa is extremely knowledgeable and professional. I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Nov 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Lisa is an excellent attorney and an asset to the legal community."
Family Attorney | Nov 23
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Lisa is very knowledgeable and professional and is a pleasure to work with."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Sep 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Lisa. She is a patient and kind person who is reasonable and a strong advocate for her clients. We have worked on opposing sides of collaborative divorce cases and work extremely well together while zealously representing our clients. I would highly recommend Lisa for family law matters."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Sep 14
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse Lisa Standish. She's intelligent, compassionate and understands the process of helping her clients from start to finish."
Family Attorney | Sep 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Lisa is an experienced attorney who fights for her clients."
Family Attorney | Jun 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Lisa is an excellent family law attorney."
Family Attorney | Jun 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I have referred several people to Lisa for their divorces and custody issues. I hear nothing but high praise for how she handled their cases. Everyone says she is very professional and does not drag the case out. She is upfront about her fees and is very kind and compassionate to her clients."
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Wexford Family Lawyer Lisa M. Standish
Lisa M. Standish
Family Attorney
Wexford, PA
Licensed for 25 years