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Lisa Maki is a Principal with Louison, Costello, Condon and Pfaff. Lisa is an experienced trial and appellate attorney who represents clients in all stages of litigation in state and federal courts as well as administrative agencies. Her practice is focused on employmentand civil rights litigation as well as school law, government liability, employment and labor disputes and defense litigation. In addition to her litigation practice, Lisa advises clients on municipal law including labor and employment matters.
Prior to joining LCCP, Lisa was the Director of Labor Relations for the Boston Public Schools where she oversaw the administration of twelve collective bargaining agreements governing more than 11,000 employees. Lisa also advised the Superintendent and School Committee on labor and employment issues and oversaw all labor/employment litigation. Prior to serving as Director of Labor Relations for the Boston Public Schools, Lisa was the Town Solicitor for the Town of Braintree where she served as the chief legal officer and advised the Mayor, City Council and Department heads on all areas of municipal law. During her tenure in Braintree, Lisa successfully defended the Braintree Board of Health's revocation of Motel 6's operating license after a police officer was shot and wounded by a hotel patron while executing a search warrant at the Motel in G6 Hospitality Property v. Town of Braintree, Braintree Board of Health.
Lisa began her legal career as an Assistant Corporation Counsel for the City of Boston where she represented the City of Boston, its officials, and employees in civil rights and employment litigation for nearly seven years. During her time as an assistant corporation counsel, Lisa tried numerous police misconduct and employment discrimination cases in state and federal court and obtained many defense verdicts. During her tenure in Boston, Lisa successfully defended the constitutionality under the Second Amendment of the City of Boston's fire licensing policy which was affirmed by the First Circuit Court of Appeals in Hightower v. City of Boston.
Lisa also worked as an adjunct professor at Suffolk University Law School where she taught Legal Writing and Practice Skills from 2014-2016. She also taught Legal Research and Writing II at New England Law Boston from 2011-2013. Upon graduation from law school, Lisa served as a judicial law clerk to the Honorable Chief Justice, Frank J. Williams of the Rhode Island Supreme Court from 2009-2010.
Lisa has been recognized as an Up and Coming Lawyer in 2013 by Massachusetts Lawyers' Weekly and was selected in 2015 by the Womens' Bar Association for the Womens' Leadership Initiative, a Womens' Bar Association program that identifies “rising stars” for leadership development. Lisa has served as a presenter and panelist on a number of federal litigation and police misconduct panels and presentations at the International Municipal Lawyers' Association and Federal Bar Association.
In addition, Lisa has authored several articles in the area of employment and police misconduct litigation. Lisa is admitted to practice in Massachusetts, the United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts and the United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit.
Lisa resides in Boston with her husband and four children.
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