|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Rising Star||Super Lawyers||2017|
|Excellence in Clinical Education||University of Colorado||2011|
|Partner||Smith, Shellenberger & Salazar, LLC||2013 - Present|
|Associate Attorney||Smith, Shelton & Ragona, LLC||2012 - 2013|
|Associate Attorney||Smith, Shelton, Ragona & Salazar LLC||2011 - 2012|
|Clerk||Colorado Supreme Court||2010 - 2011|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Colorado Revised Statues, Juvenile Rules Committee||Committee||2016 - Present|
|Indian Child Welfare Court, Denver||Committee||2016 - Present|
|Colorado Court Improvement Program||Committee||2015 - Present|
|Colorado Bar Association||Member||2011 - Present|
|American Bar Association||Member||2011 - Present|
|Colorado Pay Equity Commission||Member||2014 - 2015|
|Cengage Learning||NATIVE AMERICANS: The Reasoning for and Purpose of the Bureau of Indian Affairs||2012|
|University of Colorado - Boulder||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||2011|
|Truman State University||Public Communication||BA - Bachelor of Arts||2007|
|University of Colorado||Family Law||2016|
Posted by Nick
I hired Lisa for representation in a step-parent adoption case. When my wife and I first met with Lisa to discuss our case, it was clear to us that she was knowledgable and trustworthy. We hired her to represent us and I couldn't be happier with that decision. Throughout the entire process she helped to guide us and make informed decisions and was diligent in answering all of our questions with a quick response. Lisa made us feel comfortable, and even though I knew she was extremely busy, she has a way of making us feel like we were her most important clients. Our case ended up in trial before a court, and this is where Lisa's skills really shined. She was absolutely brilliant in the court room; she was very professional, tenacious and well prepared. The result of the case is that the court ruled in our favor, and I credit a lot of that decision to Lisa's abilities. There is no other attorney that I would recommend for an adoption case, Lisa is simply the best!
Posted by Dawn
I initially hired Lisa to represent me in my divorce. After our first meeting I knew that she was absolutely who I needed to hire. From the start it was clear that she took her job very seriously and representing her clients to the best of her ability was first and foremost. Neither of us had any idea of the wild ride we were embarking on and I believe my case is one that will always stand out in her mind. Her professionalism and presence in the courtroom is impressive. Couple that with her knowledge of the law and her compassion and kindness and she's quite a force to be reckoned with. I was always so thankful that she was on my side in that courtroom. I have hired Lisa for subsequent issues after my divorce case because I know I can count on her to fight hard for me while maintaining her integrity and mine. I would absolutely hire her again.
Posted by Luke
Lisa is the best! I had a 20 year law enforcement career and I have worked with and around many attorneys over those years and Lisa is the best. She made me feel comfortable from the start and gave me the individual attention on my case which made me feel like I was her friend and only client, she genuinely cares and her work proves it. Lisa is extremely smart, professional, ethical and very dependable. Lisa did such a good job for me the first time that I hired her a second time and if the need arises I will hire her again and again. Thank you Lisa!
Elizabeth Bonanno, Family Attorney
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
Lisa is quick-witted, smart, poised and compassionate. She truly gives it her all and deeply cares about her work and her clients. Lisa can be trusted to put real thought into each of her cases - even the thorniest of issues - to find whatever creative solution there may be. I would want Lisa on my side.
Amber McClain, Child custody Attorney
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
I met Lisa several years ago on the other side of a fairly high conflict matter that included complex tribal law and family law issues. Lisa is smart and creative when it comes to conflict resolution/strategy. She is trustworthy and respectful in her approach. I found her to be a fair opponent and I call her often for advice. I would hire Lisa in a heartbeat to handle any family law case and I have referred some of my closest friends to her for legal services.
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