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Lisa M. Steets Hostetler

Elder law Attorney at Columbia, SC

4.0   13 reviews

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Lisa Hostetler Brown is the Managing Attorney of LawyerLisa, LLC.  LawyerLisa's focus is to better serve our clients in an easy to understand and accessible manner.  Keeping pace with the changing market, timely communication with clients and agents and thoughtful legal advice are the cornerstones of the Firm.  Lisa Hostetler Brown is a Certified Elder Law Attorney certified by the National Elder Law Foundation which is accredited by the American Bar Association.  Lisa focuses on comprehensive estate plans that protect client interests and avoid unnecessary expenses and time delays.  

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Licensed for 30 years
State NC
Status Active
Acquired 2014
Updated 10/03/2022
State SC
Status Good Standing
Acquired 1992
Updated 11/23/2022

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

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LawyerLisa, LLC
3202 Fernandina Road
Columbia, SC, 29210
LawyerLisa, LLC
5175 Sunset Blvd
Ste 1
Lexington, SC, 29072
LawyerLisa, LLC
100 Williams Street
Greenville, SC, 29601
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4.0 / 5.0
  13 customer reviews
Posted by Alex | July 30, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great experience with the LawyerLisa Team!
We had a great experience with the LawyerLisa team. Our recent home purchase was complicated, and they navigated with ease and were extremely responsive along the way. It’s not everyday you hug the entire closing attorney team at the closing (before social distancing)!
Posted by Brenda | July 16, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Services Ren
It is indeed a pleasure to write a review of Lawyer Lisa, whom I trust and who has been extremely professional and consistently demonstrated the highest level of integrity relevant to developing a Will and Estate Planning for two individuals close to my heart. Lisa has without failure kept me apprised of the various steps involved to bring closure to the services rendered by her and her staff. Lawyer Lisa was referred to me by a very prominent attorney who spoke very highly of her knowledge relevant to creating wills, Estate Planning, Real Estate and more. I was very moved that my initial attorney recognized his limitations on what my needs were and recommended Lisa's firm. Though the individuals she initially represented died within weeks of each other, needless-to-say, during the bereavement process Lisa and her staff showed compassion and acknowledged that they will continue to be supportive of me until closure of all the required legalities. I would without giving a second thought to anyone who is seeking a Lawyer regarding having a will written, estate planning, real estate, etc., with an attorney who puts the needs of the client in the forefront of all she does, contact Lawyer Lisa. As a matter of fact I recommended Lisa to a dear friend who has expressed satisfaction with the services being provided by Lisa and her firm. It is with deep appreciation that I say thank you to Lisa and her team for services rendered. Brenda Barnett
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Posted by anonymous | May 2, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Estate planning and real estate
Lisa and her team have been so helpful with getting our wills and estate planning set up. It is so relieving to know that if anything happened to my husband or myself, our son will be careful for exactly as we would want.
Posted by Jeff Howle | May 2, 2018
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Excellent Work
Lisa and her team completed a complicated closing for my Church. The work was excellent. I highly recommend Lawyer Lisa, LLC for your Real Estate and Estate Planning needs.
Posted by Clyde | January 19, 2017
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Great legal service
Attorney is very helpful and I had a great experience with her. Very friendly.
Posted by MicahLeddy | June 3, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Helped me out big time
Lisa is a top notch estate planning and real estate lawyer. Lisa has performed both estate planning and real estate work for me and did an awesome job. I recommend Lisa Hostetler without reservation.
Posted by anonymous | December 29, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great for closings and Estate planning.
I have used Lisa's office for all of my real estate closings over the past few years and it has been an absolute pleasure to do business with her. Lisa's office is always on top of everything and are very accommodating when last minute changes need to be made regarding real estate closings.
Posted by Teri | December 28, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Knows What She's Doing-Gets Things Done Fast & Affordably
I use LawyerLisa for my real estate transactions and she also drafted my Will, Power of Attorney and Trust documents. Everything was done right and done quickly and I didn't get stuck with a "big law firm" sized bill, although her legal work product rivals all the "big fancy law firm" work I've seen. As a fellow attorney, I respect the amount of work that goes into a real estate closing or trust & estates work and I admire that Lisa can get the work done more quickly and for much less than others - and stay on top of the latest changes in the law, while still maintaining top-notch quality work. I have referred her to my family, friends and colleagues and would do it again and again. She's a knowledgeable one-stop shop for building and protecting your wealth and giving you the confidence of knowing your affairs are in order and your loved ones will be protected when you're gone.
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Posted by Chris | December 12, 2014
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Excellent work
Ms. Hostetler is the kind of lawyer everyone would be thankful to have on their side. She was so knowledgeable, and professional. I would recommend her highly.
Posted by Thomas | March 9, 2018
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
The jury has yet to reach a verdict …
As for their service (deed preparation), I gave them three stars out of five; as for their product (deed and affidavit), I’m without basis for rating. I found them to be timely with responding and pricey for their service. My experience follows. After I provided the information they requested, they scheduled an appointment with their attorney. The earliest appointment was in ten business days (9 March 2018). I said okay and later considered 1st) their rate for deed preparation had risen from two hundred dollars to three hundred dollars, 2nd) after providing the information they requested, they requested I enter a legal service agreement, and 3rd) I had two weeks before an appointment. I researched and contacted other attorneys. I found another attorney, cancelled with LawyerLisa, and on 7 March 2018, the other attorney had finalized a product (deed and affidavit) for me. The other attorney charged two hundred dollars for their service and the resulting product; and they gave me a fifty dollar discount since I provided the current deed. The other attorney was without request for a legal service agreement to prepare a deed. And, in less than ten business days, the other attorney had produced a product. To conclude! The pros! Given my research, I liked what I read about their firm i.e. LawyerLisa. I liked that they were responsive. The cons! I disliked their rate for deed preparation i.e. compared to other attorneys. I disliked how long it took to get an appointment. I disliked the “legal service agreement” they required simply for “deed preparation”. For a matter other than deed preparation, I’d again consider LawyerLisa.
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Posted by James M. | September 13, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Unprofessional and careless
Sept 13, 2018: I am editing the review I posted August 30, 2018 following contact from LawyerLisa. I repeatedly requested invoices months ago, having not received one since April 5th. I waited and then gave up. Sept 11, LawyerLisa sent me an invoice so I could finally see how my retainer was spent over April, May and June and how much is left. This somewhat alleviates one aspect of my negative impression of LawyerLisa. I am editing my review so it continues to reflect my overall experience; comments which previously referred to non-provision of invoices after April 5th, now refer to the invoice provided Sept 11. Edited text is enclosed in brackets and prefaced by “edit”. _______ I am a UK resident with family in South Carolina. I was asked to sign a release relating to the termination of a South Carolina-based trust. I asked LawyerLisa to review the document so I could sign with peace of mind. I thought it would be straightforward to review a three-page document. I thought any attorney at the top of their game could quickly knock this out of the park. Sadly, LawyerLisa accomplished the opposite of this. In my experience, LawyerLisa were unprofessional and careless. Most egregiously, they failed to provide monthly invoices. (edit Sept 13, 2018: I received one invoice April 5th, and the second and final invoice on Sept 11th. The majority of work was done in April, so to not receive an invoice until September is hardly satisfactory. It is preferable, however, to not receiving an invoice at all and being left to wonder why.) _______ We started off on the wrong foot: they asked me to sign an engagement letter which included the name of a complete stranger. I saw this as silly rather than alarming so I signed the corrected letter and paid the $1000 retainer March 8th. Big mistake. Note that the letter was to be signed by both parties - to my knowledge LawyerLisa never signed it. I certainly didn't receive a copy. They estimated the review would be complete by "the middle of next week", and then went silent for three weeks. They said the review was complete, then went silent for another three weeks. I chased them, as two months had passed since we first made contact with LawyerLisa. They said it had been "hard to find the time to write everything out in email". Finally, they sent the review April 27th. The content was what I hoped to hear: no complications, terms are normal etc... It took them SIX WEEKS to provide this review. _______ The delay was a problem because of LawyerLisa's lack of communication. They could have told me that it was going to take longer than expected. They could have provided updates on their progress instead of going silent. Simple courtesy would have made the client feel valued rather than taken for granted. How not to manage a clients expectations: they sent the review two days after saying they'll "make sure to get it done today". Why not just say "by the end of the week"? _______ Unprompted, they then advised I had the option to "not the agreement as well". It took them one week to clarify this nonsensical suggestion. (edit Sept 13, 2018: The invoice I received Sept 11 indicates this extra slice of legal advice cost $39 for the suggestion, and another $39 for the clarification.) They sent one invoice April 5th (36 minutes worked in March). In June, they said "we should be able to produce an invoice soon". (edit Sept 13, 2018: I didn’t hear from them again until Sept 11, 2018) (edit Sept 13, 2018: They finally provided a second invoice covering April to June including an extra charge for March not included in the first invoice. This is better than nothing, but much less satisfactory than the terms laid out in their own engagement letter: "While the case is pending, you will receive an itemized statement each month listing the services rendered and costs and expenses incurred in this matter.”)
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Posted by Sean Heideman | January 27, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Horrible Law Firm ~ Stay Clear and Don't Work With Them
I own a property in Columbia, SC that I purchased through a tax lien sale that I have been trying to sell since 2012 (4 + years). I completed a quit title law suit to change the title from a tax deed to a fee simple deed (Process to rightfully take ownership of the property). I finally located a willing and able buyer to purchase the property and I needed an attorney to meet with the buyer to sign the purchase agreement because I live in Phoenix. I hired LawyerLisa, LLC to facilitate the sale. Prior to Pamela Price meeting with our buyer I emailed her an explanation of how we acquired the property through a tax deed and how we received a court order from a judge stating we have fee simple title to the property. Pamela met with our buyer without reading this email and the court order and advised him that if he buys our property the owner who did not pay their taxes could tell him to get off the property if a quit title lawsuit isn't completed. This put fear in our buyers mind and he later decided not to purchase our property. The buyer stated he had a cashier's check in his hand at the time for half the purchase price. Due to the lawyers at LawyerLisa, LLC I was not able to sell our property and if not sold by the end of this year I will lose it because I can't afford to pay the property taxes anymore. I would advise anyone and everyone to avoid hiring this law firm for any matters because they will not represent your best interest and they will not read important documents that could dramatically change the outcome of your transaction or legal proceeding. Stay clear of this company!
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Posted by Shan | December 27, 2015
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Lacks Professionalism and Customer Service
Lisa Hostetler, until this day and after our initial correspondence, has not returned my emails or responded, with an email, even after my many attempts at contacting her to see if she could assist me with my situation. If she could not assist me then she could simply just have told me that. I am currently stationed overseas and I spent my time and money staying up late hours trying to contact her from an international location. However, her staff personnel, which whom I had the pleasure of speaking to on several occasions, were really nice.
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AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Managing Attorney
  • LawyerLisa, LLC
  • 2014 - Present
  • Department Head & Shareholder
  • Rogers Townsend & Thomas, PC
  • 2012 - 2014
  • Attorney
  • Rogers Townsend & Thomas, PC
  • 2007 - 2014
  • Law Clerk
  • Rogers Townsend & Thomas, PC
  • 2006 - 2007
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Education

  • University of South Carolina School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2007
  • Bethany College (Bethany, WV)
  • B.
  • 2004

Associations

  • Mortgage Lenders Association of Greater Columbia
  • Treasurer
  • 2011 - Present
  • Palmetto Land Title Association
  • Scholarship Chair, Member
  • 2007 - Present
  • South Carolina Bar Association
  • Young Lawyers Division
  • 2007 - Present
  • Lexington County Bar Association
  • 2007 - Present
  • Richland County Bar Association
  • 2007 - Present
  • Palmetto Land Title Association
  • President
  • 2015 - 2016
  • Palmetto Land Title Association
  • President-Elect
  • 2014 - 2015
  • Leadership Lexington
  • Class of 2012
  • 2012 - 2013
  • The Cooperative Ministry
  • Board Member
  • 2012 - 2015
  • Young Lawyers Division, SC Bar
  • Midlands Chair, Cinderella Project
  • 2012 - 2014
  • Rotary Club of Five Points
  • Board of Directors, Member
  • 2008 - 2011
  • South Carolina Women Lawyers Association
  • Ladder Committee
  • 2007 - 2011
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Awards

  • Best Law Firm Runner up
  • Best of Free Times
  • 2017
  • Halo Award
  • Habitat for Humanity
  • 2016
  • J.Lee McDonald award for excellence
  • Palmetto Land Title Association
  • 2016
  • Best and Brightest 35 and Under Honoree
  • Columbia Business Monthly
  • 2016
  • New Business of the Year
  • Irmo Chamber Of Commerse
  • 2015
  • 20 Under 40 Honoree
  • The State
  • 2015
  • Super Lawyer Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2014
  • Influential Women in Business Rising Star Winner
  • Columbia Regional Business Report
  • 2013
  • 2013 Legal Elite (in Real Estate and Trusts & Estates)
  • Greater Columbia Business Monthly
  • 2013
  • 2012 Legal Elite
  • Greater Columbia Business Monthly
  • 2012
  • AV Peer Review Rating
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2011
  • 2011 Legal Elite
  • Greater Columbia Business Monthly
  • 2011
  • Service Above Self Award
  • Rotary Club of Five Points
  • 2009
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Publications

  • www.LawyerLisa.com
  • Blog
  • 2014

Speaking Engagements

  • Real Estate Essentials
  • Real Estate Law
  • 2016
  • Real Estate Essentials
  • Real Estate Law
  • 2015
  • 2014 Mid-Year Update: The SC Appellate Courts and General Assembly
  • Civil Practice Update
  • 2014
  • Lunch and Learn
  • Special Needs Trusts
  • 2013
  • Continuing Education Class
  • Estates and Trusts in Real Estate Transactions
  • 2013
  • Carolinas Council for Affordable Housing Annual Meeting
  • ADA and Fair Housing Laws
  • 2012
  • Advanced Title Insurance Issues
  • Owners' and Lenders' Concerns and Advanced Issues in Due Diligence
  • 2012
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Attorney endorsements

Received (4)
Given (5)
Real estate Attorney | May 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Lisa form both the standpoint of a fellow attorney and as a client. Lisa has done excellent for me personally and has helped many of my clients."
Elder law Attorney | Aug 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Lisa is an excellent lawyer and one I highly recommend. Lisa is known in the legal community for being hardworking, trustworthy, and effective!"
Probate Attorney | May 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Lisa is an outstanding attorney with an excellent reputation. I highly recommend and endorse her."
Unknown Attorney | Jul 01
Relationship: Friend
"I endorse this lawyer. I know Lisa to be a very skilled and professional lawyer. I would highly recommend her to any potential clients out there."
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