ATTORNEY BIO

Lisa R. McCall

Lisa R. McCall has been a licensed practicing attorney for more than ten years. She has extensive experience in family law writs and appeals and litigation. Ms. McCall is a Family Law Specialist certified by the State Board of Legal Specialization and has completed both the Houston Family Law Trial Institute, an extensive family law trial training program, and the Orange County Bar Association College of Trial Advocacy.

With her extensive experience preparing appeals and writs, primarily in family law cases, Ms. McCall brings unique “hindsight” insight to family law litigation – she knows what can go wrong and how to avoid potential pitfalls at trial. In addition, Ms. McCall understands how to carefully protect the record at trial, in the event the case ends up on appeal.  She has written articles in legal journals and presented to her peers on the extremely technical statement of decision process, post-judgment motions and preserving the record for appeal. 

Ms. McCall earned her J.D., cum laude, from Whittier Law School in 2006, where she was a senior member of the Whittier Law School Journal of Child and Family Advocacy, a teaching assistant in first-year legal writing, and an active member of the Public Interest Law Foundation. During law school, she became a certified mediator and mediated small claims cases at the Orange County Superior Court. She became a member of the bar of the United States Supreme Court in December 2010.

Ms. McCall has served as both program chair and section chair of the appellate section of the Orange County Bar Association, responsible for planning educational programs for appellate attorneys in Orange County and facilitating the relationship between the appellate bench and bar. She serves on the board of the Orange County Bar Association Family Law Section and is Secretary of the Association of Certified Family Law Specialists Orange County Chapter. She serves on the Amicus Committee of the Association of Certified Family Law Specialists, reviewing appellate cases to advocate for publication or depublication, and is a member of the Editorial Committee of the Family Law Specialist, editing and submitting family law articles.

Ms. McCall has volunteered with Public Law Center, where she has represented pro bono family law litigants, and with Constitutional Rights Foundation of Orange County, where she has served as an attorney judge at the annual Constitutional Rights Foundation mock trial competitions. She also regularly serves as an appellate attorney judge at the annual California State University Long Beach moot court competitions. Ms. McCall has privately tutored law students in the areas of legal writing and law school examination preparation. In Fall 2012, she was invited by her alma mater, Whittier Law School, to become an adjunct professor, where she co-taught an Appellate Advocacy course. Ms. McCall also currently serves as the Vice-President of Fundraising for her local temple Sisterhood board.


PUBLISHED WORKS

What Lawyers Need to Know About Statements of Decision, Orange County Trial Lawyers Assn., The Gavel, Vol. 12, No. 2, 2009
(Co-authored with Judge Franz Miller and Attorney Marjorie G. Fuller)


In re Marriage of Minkin: A Cautionary Tale, ACFLS Family Law Specialist, Fall 2017


Use of Motions in Limine in Family Law, ACFLS Family Law Specialist, Winter 2018


The Statement of Decision Process: what it is, when you are entitled to one, why it matters, and how to process it, ACFLS Family Law Specialist, Spring 2018
(Co-authored with Judge Franz Miller and Attorney Marjorie G. Fuller)


PUBLISHED CASES

In re Marriage of Minkin (2017) 11 Cal.App.5th 939

Certified Legal Specialties

  • Family Law, State Bar Board of Legal Specialization, 2016
  • Certified Mediator, Fair Housing Council of OC, 2006

Bar Admissions

  • California, 2007
  • U.S. District Court Central District of California, 2007
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 9th Circuit, 2007
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 2010

Education

  • Whittier Law School, Costa Mesa, California • J.D. cum laude - December 2006 • Honors: Top 17%
  • California State University Long Beach, Long Beach, California • B.A. magna cum laude - May 2004 • Major: Political Science • Collegiate Honors: Dean's List, Phi Beta Kappa, Phi Kappa Phi, Vice President/Secretary of Pi Sigma Alpha, Winner of the Outstanding Graduating Senior award – Political Science Department, Winner of the Robert L. Delorme Scholarship for Academic Excellence, Represented the Political Science Department at the 46th Annual Air Force Academy Assembly

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Orange County Bar Association, 2007 - Present
  • Family Law Section, California State Bar, 2014 - Present
  • Association of Certified Family Law Specialists, July 1, 2016 - Present

Pro Bono Activities

  • Volunteer, Public Law Center
  • Moot Court Attorney Volunteer, CSU, Long Beach
  • Moot Court Attorney Volunteer, Constitutional Rights Foundation of Orange County

Past Employment Positions

  • Law Offices of Dorie A. Rogers, APC, Associate Attorney, June 2012 - October 2018
  • Law Offices of Marjorie G. Fuller, Associate Attorney, April 2008 - June 2012

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