Lisa's awards and accolades are numerous. Chambers USA selected Lisa as one of the top commercial litigators in Oregon. In a statewide survey of lawyers conducted by Oregon Super Lawyers magazine, Lisa is identified as a Super Lawyer, a designation limited to the top five percent of attorneys in Oregon. In 2012, she was ranked by Oregon Super Lawyers as one of the top 25 women attorneys in Oregon, and a Future Star by the national publication Benchmark Litigation. She is also recognized for commercial and real estate litigation in the legal profession's longstanding peer-review publication, The Best Lawyers in America. In 2007, Lisa was selected as one of the Portland Business Journal’s Orchid Award winners, an honor that recognizes outstanding women in business.
In 2014, Lisa and fellow Markowitz Herbold shareholder Renée Rothauge founded the Rothauge & Kaner Women's Trial Academy. Sponsored by Oregon Women Lawyers, the Academy is the first in Oregon to focus on building trial skills of women litigators. The National Conference of Women’s Bar Associations (NCWBA) elevated the Academy to the national stage when it presented Renée and Lisa with its Outstanding Member Program Award.
As part of her baccalaureate studies at the University of Pennsylvania, Lisa attended the University of Edinburgh in Scotland for a year. While at Villanova University School of Law, she was an associate editor of the Law Review. After graduation, she served for two years as a law clerk in Oregon to U.S. District Court Chief Judge Owen M. Panner. Lisa has spent most of her career with the firm, first joining in 1988. She spent a year in Philadelphia as an associate at Schnader, Harrison, Segal & Lewis, and rejoined the firm in 1991.
Lisa served as chair and legal counsel for the Oregon Holocaust Memorial Coalition, a multi-ethnic inter-faith group of organizations. She guided the coalition through a heated six-year legal battle ending in the Memorial’s unveiling in Portland's Washington Park in 2004. In 2008, Lisa received the Judge Learned Hand Special Recognition Award for those efforts. She assisted in creating and raising funds for a permanent endowment for the perpetual care of the Oregon Holocaust Memorial and for Holocaust education, which encourages educators to teach, and young people to learn, about the Holocaust and fight injustice in their own lives.
For more than a decade, Lisa served as a board member and an officer for the Oregon Chapter of The American Jewish Committee, the oldest human rights organization in the country. In 2014, the Oregon Area Jewish Committee presented Lisa with its Lifetime Achievement Award.
Experience and Affiliations
- Winner, Oregon Area Jewish Committee's Lifetime Achievement Award, 2014
- Winner, Oregon State Bar, President’s Public Service Award, 2006
- Winner, Portland Business Journal’s Orchid Award, 2007
- Special Recognition, Oregon Area Jewish Committee, 2008
- Recognition, Chambers USA, 2014 - present
- Super Lawyer, Oregon Super Lawyers magazine, 2006, 2008 – present
- Recognition, Best Lawyers in America, 2010 - present
- President, Owen M. Panner American Inn of Court, 2006 - 2008; member 1999 - present
- Board Member, U.S. District Court Historical Society, 2000 - 2004
- Member, Federal Bar Association
- Coach, Lincoln High School Constitution Team, 2009 - 2010
- Coach, Jefferson High School Mock Trial Team, 2001 - 2006
- Speaker and regular contributor to continuing legal education events
- Villanova University School of Law — J.D., magna cum laude
- University of Pennsylvania — B.A., cum laude
Admitted to Practice
- Oregon (1988)
- Pennsylvania (1986 - inactive)
- U.S. District Court, District of Oregon
- Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals
Rothauge & Kaner Women's Trial Academy
The Rothauge & Kaner Women’s Trial Academy©, sponsored by OWLS, is designed for young women civil litigators to hone their trial skills in a small group setting where each participant will receive individualized attention.
Markowitz, Herbold, Glade & Mehlhaf
The Care and Feeding of Commercial Litigation Clients
The key to most successful commercial litigation relationships is understanding the client's goals and setting realistic expectations. A number of common client misconceptions exist. Learn how to effectively respond and avoid traps. Any attorney involved in commercial litigation should attend this program.
Red Star Restaurant, Club Room, 503 SW Alder St, Portland
Pretrial Litigation Skills 101
A practical course on pretrial litigation, taught by experienced litigators, focused on the day-to-day decisions you have to make and the actions you have to take when bringing and litigating civil cases in Oregon.
Oregon Convention Center, 777 NE Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., Portland. Oregon
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