Attorney Lisa McCall

over 16 yrs of experience

Lisa R. McCall

Certified Family Law Specialist

Lisa R. McCall has been a licensed practicing attorney for more than fifteen years. She has extensive experience in family law writs, 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.

Lisa R. 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.

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 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 also participates in the following capacities throughout the state:

  • Chair of the Board of the Orange County Bar Association Family Law Section

  • Secretary of the Association of Certified Family Law Specialists Orange County Chapter

  • Amicus Committee of the Association of Certified Family Law Specialists, reviewing appellate cases to advocate for publication or depublication

  • Member of the Editorial Committee of the Family Law Specialist, editing and submitting family law articles

  • Volunteered with Public Law Center, where she has represented pro bono family law litigants

  • Volunteered with Constitutional Rights Foundation of Orange County, where she served as an attorney judge at the annual Constitutional Rights Foundation mock trial competitions.

  • Served as an appellate attorney judge at the annual California State University Long Beach moot court competitions.

  • Privately tutored law students in the areas of legal writing and law school examination preparation.

  • 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.

  • Served 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)

Preserving Your Client’s Appellate Rights At Trial, ACFLS Family Law Specialist, Fall 2023

Published Cases

In re Marriage of Lietz (2024) 99 Cal.App.5th 664

Last v. Superior Court of Orange County (2023) 94 Cal.App.5th 30

In re Marriage of Belthius (2023) 88 Cal.App.5th 1

LaSalle v. Vogel (2019) 36 Cal.App.5th 127

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

In re Marriage of Georgiou and Leslie (2013) 218 Cal.App.4th 561

In re Marriage of Ficke (2013) 217 Cal.App.4th 10

In re Marriage of Bendetti (2013) 214 Cal.App.4th 863

Brennan v. Townsend & O’Leary Enterprises, Inc. (2011) 199 Cal.App.4th 1336

In re Marriage of Tong and Samson (2011) 197 Cal.App.4th 23

Gdowski v. Gdowski (2009) 175 Cal.App.4th 128


Whittier Law School, Costa Mesa, CA
Juris Doctor 2006, Cum Laude
Dean’s Merit Scholarship
Class Rank: 42/249, Top 17%
Cumulative G.P.A.: 85.32/100

  • Senior Member of Whittier Law Journal of Child and Family Advocacy
  • Member of the Dean’s List
  • Member of Whittier Public Interest Law Foundation
  • Computer-Assisted Legal Institute Award, Highest Grade in Information Privacy Seminar

California State University, Long Beach
Bachelor of Arts, Political Science, 2004
G.P.A.: 3.862/4.0, Magna Cum Laude, Phi Beta Kappa

  • Winner of the Outstanding Graduating Senior Award, Political Science Department
  • Winner of the Robert L. Delorme Scholarship for Academic Excellence
  • Member of the Dean’s/President’s Honor List Every Semester
  • Vice President/Secretary of Pi Sigma Alpha Honor Society
  • Represented the Political Science Department at the 46th Annual Air Force Academy Assembly
  • Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society
  • Model United Nations

Bar Admissions

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

Certified Legal Specialties

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

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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What Our Clients Think

Amazing attorney! Lisa and her office were amazing! They are very prompt, thorough, and didn’t overcharge it run up fees. In fact, they were the opposite of what feels to be the normal practice of crazy billing and endless fees. I felt completely in beyond capable hands throughout this entire process. I cannot say enough what a pleasant experience I had with Lisa and her staff. Highly highly recommend!
Christina, February 2023
Lisa McCall and her entire staff were extremely engaging in helping me with my issue. At a time when I was stressed and needed assistance - Lisa and her office were efficient, professional and caring. Lisa resolved my issue and made me feel at ease.
Angela, June 2022
Lisa McCall and her entire staff were extremely engaging in helping me with my issue. At a time when I was stressed and needed assistance- Lisa and her office were efficient, professional and caring. Lisa quickly resolved my issue and made me feel at ease during the process.
A Carter, May 2022
Lisa professionally guided me through the challenging, emotional, and difficult process of building a temporary restraining order case, combined with divorce and custody cases. Lisa kept me clear and focused on the facts, and guided me to make realistic, proper decisions based on those facts. Lisa took the time and energy to make sure I was just as prepared as she was.
Stafford, June 2018
Divorcing from a woman with lawyers up and down her family tree was daunting and yet I’m not about to back down when I know I’m in the “right”. I met with LISA from a referral from my sister. We talked on the phone and in her office multiple times. She helped me before I was even a client and made it very clear. There are several parties in the divorce and she and her firm was one of them.
Steve, July 2018
I am thrilled to offer my highest recommendation for Ms. Lisa McCall, the family attorney who represented me in a high-conflict custody and divorce battle. At our initial consultation I found her to be knowledgeable, thorough, compassionate and surprisingly generous with her time. That continued to be true throughout my divorce case, which was settled out of court in only six months, thanks to Lisa’s work.
Jami, May 2019
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