Lisa Lopez-O’Bara is an Associate Attorney at Fenchel Family Law. She has experience working with a range of cases involving: high-asset dissolutions, parentage, interstate custody, international custody disputes, domestic violence, Marvin actions, support, default judgments, and pro-bono representation.
Lisa understands that divorce, child custody, domestic violence and support issues are among the most stressful events a client will experience, and seeks to provide the legal representation that will ease some of the high-stress surrounding these issues. Lisa competently and compassionately advocates for her clients’ best interests through negotiation, out-of-the box approaches to complex issues, and collaboration. Lisa also has experience working with survivors of domestic violence to obtain the restraining orders necessary to begin rebuilding their lives free from abuse.
Lisa is a graduate of Golden Gate University School of Law. As a law student, she was active in the student community as Co-President for Law Students for Reproductive Justice, which sought to educate future-lawyers about the roles they can play in preserving an individual’s right to reproduce when and how they want to. Lisa was also the Event Coordinator for the Public Interest Law Foundation, which raised funds to be able to provide grants to unpaid law-students working for non-profit legal organizations.
Lisa worked as a certified law intern at the East Bay Children’s Law Offices, where she represented foster-youth in Alameda County, and represented their best interest in administrative hearings. Lisa also interned at Justice Now, where she co-authored two articles featuring women in prison and was the lead intern in the “Let Our Family Have a Future Campaign.”
Prior to entering law school, Lisa graduated from San Francisco State University with her B.A. in Political Science.
“Women in the World – Child Brides of Yemen,” 9th Annual SFSU Human Rights Summit: April 25, 2012.