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Lisa is a native of Fayetteville, Arkansas where she received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration and a Juris Doctor Degree from the University of Arkansas. She was admitted to the Arkansas Bar in 1992 and the United States District Court for the Western District of Arkansas in 1995. 

Lisa handled several high profile criminal cases including rape trials, drug trials, and a capital murder trial during her years at the Benton County and Washington County Public Defenders Office.  She later served as a deputy prosecuting attorney for the acclaimed Washington/Madison Drug Court presided over by Judge Mary Ann Gunn.  After over 10 years as a prosecutor, she started a law practice with Judge Gunn and another respected local attorney, Ken Kieklak.  GUNN KIEKLAK DENNIS LLP provides an array of legal services for a holistic but aggressive approach to legal representation. Lisa's practice primarily includes criminal law, divorces, custody matters, and visitation cases

Lisa is a member of the National Association of Drug Court Professionals. She served as a board member for the Arkansas Association of Drug Court Professionals Association and an officer on the Board of Directors for the Washington/Madison Counties Friends of the Drug Court Foundation. She is a member of the Arkansas Bar Association, the Washington County Bar Association, and the Benton County Bar Association and the Arkansas Association of Criminal Defense Attorneys.  She has been recognized as a Top 100 Trial lawyer in 2015 and 2016 by the National Trial Lawyers.


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Practice areas


  1. Family: 50%
    16 years
  2. Criminal Defense: 50%
    16 years



Hourly ($90-250/hour), Fixed (sometimes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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  • Louis Sung-Hoon Lim

    I endorse this lawyer. I have known and worked with Lisa for the last 15 years. She is a great trial attorney before both bench and juries. I watched her first jury felony drug delivery case 15 years ago when she won the case by directed verdict. I have the utmost respect for her integrity and work ethic.


    Louis Lim Criminal defense Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

Contact info


3900 Front Street Suite 103
Fayetteville, AR, 72701-4202



Professional misconduct

This lawyer was disciplined by a state licensing authority.

  1. Caution
    issued in AR, 2004


    A caution means that an attorney did something wrong, but may still practice law. The attorney was cautioned in hopes that he or she will not repeat the behavior. Details of the infraction are made part of the public record.

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Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Top 100 Trial LawyersThe National Trial Lawyers2016
Top 100 Trial LawyersThe National Trial Lawyers2015
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PartnerGUNN KIEKLAK DENNIS LLP2016 - Present
Of CounselThe Gunn Firm2011 - 2016
Deputy Prosecuting AttorneyWashington County, State of Arkansas2001 - 2011
Deputy Public DefenderBenton and Washington County1997 - 2000
Association namePosition nameDuration
Arkansas Association of Criminal Defense LawyersN/AN/A
Washington County Bar AssociationN/AN/A
Benton County Bar AssociationN/AN/A
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Crossbow murderJuvenile court
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Arkansas - FayettevilleN/AN/AN/A