Lisa Murray

1220 Howard Ave., Ste 250
Burlingame, California 94010
United States
Office Phone: 650-548-1171
Member since 2004
Membership Type: IACP


Area(s) of Practice: Collaborative Divorce, Family Law, Mediation, Negotiated Settlement/Traditional Negotiation
License(s): Licensed by the State Bar of California and the State Bar of Hawaii

Professional Activities

Vice Chair of Collaborative Practice San Mateo County, 2007. ~Member of the Norther California Public Education Committee to increase awareness of Collaborative Practice as an alternative dispute resolution method in California (2004 through present) ~Member of Collaborative Practice California (2004 through present) ~Co-Chair of the California State Bar Childrens' Issues Committee (2002 through 2004) ~Co-Chair of the Family Law Section of the San Mateo County Bar Assn. (1994)

Undergraduate Education

Boston University

Postgraduate Education

University of San Francisco


After years of representing parents and children in divorces using the litigation model and seeing the damage it can do the individuals involved, I was attracted to collaborative practice. I have seen that collaborative practice is resolution model for divorce which acknowledges and addresses the concerns and desires of each member of the family. Family relationships are maintained and communication enhanced, to enable the family to work together in a positive, forward-moving manner. <br> <br>I am currently an active member of two local California groups, and am working with the collaborative practice group in Hawaii. I have served on the training committee and as a trainer for the Peninsula Collaborative Family Law Group. I am an active member of Collaborative Practice San Francisco. I am an active member of the Northern California Public Education Committee and Collaborative Practice California. <br> <br>I also serve as a Court Appointed Child Advocate for minors in litigated divorces. I served as a co-chair of the Northern California Children's Issues Committee of the California State Bar (2002-2004). I served as a co-chair of the Family Law Section of the San Mateo County Bar Association (1994).