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Lisa Taylor

Lisa Taylor brings three decades of legal experience and almost two decades of alternative dispute resolution experience to Professional Resolution Experts of Michigan, focusing exclusively on the use of mediation to resolve domestic disputes since 2008.

After earning both her Bachelor of Arts in Economics and her Juris Doctor from the University of Michigan, she represented clients in a variety of litigation matters, concentrating on employment and family law. Because her focus since 2008 has been family law, Lisa is very knowledgeable about all such issues: determining spousal and child support, detailing parenting schedules, handling business and real estate interests, dividing retirement and non-retirement investments, allocating debt, and resolving tax issues.

Lisa believes that although litigated family disputes are always painful, the court process should not worsen the situation. She therefore encourages mediation early, so that family members can begin discussing disputed issues before positions harden, allowing for more effective and efficient decision-making.

Lisa is very successful working with parties, guiding the discussions and helping them stay focused and rational, so they can identify options and find solutions best suited to their situation. Lisa prides herself on empowering the clients to craft the agreements, and because they feel empowered, there is actually laughter in the room, people talking with each other and very little buyer’s remorse.

In addition to completing the Institute of Continuing Legal Education (ICLE) Family Law Certificate program, Lisa trained as a mediator with ICLE and the Oakland Mediation Center. She is a member of the State Bar of Michigan’s Family Law Section and currently serves as Secretary of the State Bar’s Alternative Dispute Resolution Section Council. Lisa was appointed by the Supreme Court Administrative Office to serve on the Collaborative Law Court Rules Committee, that drafted new court rules providing for joint filing and a streamlined court process for parties who work collaboratively in family law cases.

Lisa received the Alternative Dispute Resolution Section’s George N. Bashara, Jr. Award for exemplary service in 2016 and its “Hero of ADR” Award in 2017. She also has an AV Preeminent Lawyer rating from Martindale Hubbell, representing the highest level of peer recognition.