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.
This lawyer was disciplined by a state licensing authority.
updated on 01/07/2014
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.
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Top 100 Trial Lawyers||National Trial Lawyers||2017|
|10 Best||American Institute of Criminal Law Attorneys||2017|
|Top 100 Trial Lawyers||The National Trial Lawyers||2016|
|Top 100 Trial Lawyers||The National Trial Lawyers||2015|
|Partner||GUNN KIEKLAK DENNIS LLP||2016 - Present|
|Of Counsel||The Gunn Firm||2011 - 2016|
|Deputy Prosecuting Attorney||Washington County, State of Arkansas||2001 - 2011|
|Deputy Public Defender||Benton and Washington County||1997 - 2000|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Arkansas Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers||N/A||N/A|
|Washington County Bar Association||N/A||N/A|
|Benton County Bar Association||N/A||N/A|
|National Association of Drug Court Professionals||Board Member||N/A|
|University of Arkansas - Fayetteville||JD - Juris Doctor||1992|
|Crossbow murder||Juvenile court|
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