Law Practice:

Lisa joined Cosgrave in 2015 as a member of the firm’s complex tort and product liability practice group, and the professional liability practice group. Lisa represents individuals and businesses in complex litigation, professional liability, financial services, and employment matters.

Prior to joining Cosgrave Lisa worked as an Assistant Attorney General for the Colorado Department of Law, representing the Department of Corrections and Division of Adult Parole in state and federal cases. Lisa also worked for eight years at a large east coast firm focused on complex commercial litigation, as well as securities, intellectual property, products liability, government investigations and land use. She represented domestic and international clients in a variety of industries including lithography, construction, medical devices, financial services, and pharmaceuticals.

Lisa served a two-year federal clerkship for the Honorable Mary M. Lisi of the United States District Court for the District of Rhode Island. She also served a six-month appointment as Special Assistant District Attorney in Massachusetts and first-chaired nine jury and bench trials.


Education & Bar Admissions:

Lisa earned her undergraduate degree in social psychology from Tufts University, graduating magna cum laude. While at Tufts University she was the recipient of the 1993 Rudolph J. Fobert Award for best multi-sport athlete and academic excellence.  Lisa received her Juris Doctorate from Boston College Law School in 1999.

Lisa was admitted to the Massachusetts Bar in 1999, the United States District Court for Massachusetts in 2001, the Colorado Bar in 2012, the United States District Court for Colorado and the United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit in 2013, and the Oregon Bar Association in 2014.


Lisa is serving a two year term as a board member of Queen’s Bench, the Multnomah County Chapter of Oregon Women Lawyers.  She is also a member of the Multnomah Bar Association, and the Oregon Association of Defense Counsel.


Lisa is a life-long competitor who on May 12, 2012, summited Mt. Everest (29,029”).  At Tufts University she was captain of the womens tennis and squash teams and was recognized as an outstanding student athlete.  Lisa has completed 14 marathons and several ultra-marathons including the 2013 Bryce 100K, the rim-to-rim-to rim double-crossing of the Grand Canyon, and circumnavigating Mt. Hood in a snowstorm.

During 2009-2012, Lisa completed the Seven Summits mountaineering challenge by summiting the highest mountain on all seven continents.  In 2015, Lisa and her husband Duane became the parents of twins, and can now attest that raising twins is, by far, the best and most challenging endurance event of all.


  • 2010 President’s Volunteer Service Award for work in Namibia on behalf of Lawyers Without Borders
  • Superlawyers’ Rising Star 2006 and 2007