Lisa Schenkel

PO Box 11315
Lynchburg, Virginia 24506
United States
Office Phone: 434-385-0174
Member since 2006
Membership Type: IACP



The focus of my practice for the last 37 years has been Family Law. In addition to my litigation practice I served as substitute Judge in the district court system and as a Judge Pro Tempore in the circuit court system. However, since I discovered the Collaborative Process, I am focusing my practice on helping families to restructure by using this client centered process. I am also, very excited to be part of CPTI, LLC, Collaborative Practice Training Institute, a group of collaborative professionals whose mission is to train other professionals in the Collaborative Process.

Area(s) of Practice: Family Law
License(s): Virginia State Bar

Professional Activities

Founding Member of CPTI (Colllaborative Practice Training Institute

Undergraduate Education

Cornell University 1978

Postgraduate Education

College of William & Mary, Marshall-Wythe School of Law 1982


Over the years we have learned from the experiences of divorcing couples, parents trying to raise children in separate households, and from the people who are divorcing now who are children of divorce. These lessons learned, tell us that there are aspects of divorce which are unique to that process that require a different approach. One of the best ways that individuals can reshape their families and/or determine how to co-parent their children is to use the Collaborative process. A process that places strong emphasis on creating value in the problem solving process, maintaining parties' dignity, and focusing on the long term relationships that inherently must survive.
Training Offered

I am a member of CPTI (Collaborative Practice Training Institute). We provide a variety of Collaborative practice and skills trainings. Please see our website for further inforamtion:

Training Conducted

I have trained at 2 and 3 day collaborative practice trainings as well as 30 hour interest based negotiation and mediation skills trainings. I have also assisted in teaching mediation and collaborative courses at Washington and Lee Law School. Lastly, I have presented at Virginia Mandatory continuing Legal Education programs.

Collaborative Training Offered

2007 Basic Collaborative Law Training;
2009 30 Hour Interest Based Negotiation/Mediation Skills Training-Feb.;
2009 30 Hour Interest Based Negotiation/Mediation Skills Training-Nov.;
2009 3 Day Basic Team Training;
2010 Practicing Zealous Advocacy By Using Non-Adversarial Negotiation Techniques;
2010 30 Hour Interest Based Negotiation/Mediation Skills Training March and Nov.;
2010 3 Day Team Training - Nov.;
2011 3 hour Webcast, Having Productive Difficult Conversations;
2011 30 Hour Interest Based Negotiation and Mediation Skills Training;
2011 Delving into the Heart of Conflict;
2012 3 Day Team Training
2012 Navigating Emotional Currents and Having Productive Difficult conversations
2013 3 Day Team Training - Fairfax,Va.