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Office: 612-466-7190
FAX: 612-861-3004

Lisa M. Elliott - Shareholder

Lisa launched Elliott Law Offices in 1995 with a solid legal foundation developed while clerking for a Court of Appeals Judge, followed by working for Arthur, Chapman and McDonough in Minneapolis. Once on her own, Lisa’s client base expanded to include individuals in family law, criminal matters, estate planning and probate. Lisa’s solid legal background and interpersonal skills, along with her incredible work ethic and commitment to building and maintaining relationships are a true asset to her clients. These qualities prove invaluable as she guides them through the litigation process to achieve their goals. She strives to ease the emotional and financial challenges of litigation by utilizing alternatives to trial, such as mediation, Social Early Neutral Evaluation and Financial Early Neutral Evaluation. Whether a case goes to trial or alternative dispute resolution, Lisa always remains a strong advocate for her clients.

While Lisa is engaged in a general practice of law, including areas such as general litigation, criminal defense and estate planning, her practice focuses primarily in two areas:

  • Representing individuals and families in all matters of family law, including marriage dissolution, paternity, custody and adoption. Lisa has extensive experience in successfully representing clients in high conflict custody disputes and cases involving complex financial and property issues.
  • Defense of individuals and companies in civil litigation throughout Minnesota and South Dakota. She has represented product sellers and manufacturers in toxic tort litigation, including L-tryptophan, asbestos, and silica sand. She also continues her general liability practice in the areas of automobile liability, and homeowners and premises liability.

Lisa has been recognized by her peers by achieving a rating of AV by Martindale Hubbell, in addition to being named a Rising Star and Super Lawyer.

Primary Practice Areas

  • Marriage Dissolution
  • Paternity/Custody
  • Adoption
  • Estate Planning
  • Probate
  • Criminal Defense
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution
  • Mass Tort Litigation
  • General Liability

Bar Admissions

  • Minnesota
  • South Dakota
  • Colorado
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Minnesota


  • J.D., University of Minnesota Law School (1989), cum laude
  • B.S. Business Administration, Regis College (1986), magna cum laude
  • B.A. Public Relations, Regis College (1986), magna cum laude

Professional Associations

  • Minnesota State Bar Association
  • Hennepin County Bar Association
  • Hennepin County Bar Association, Family Law Section
  • Rule 114 Certified Mediator for Civil cases and Family cases
  • DRI (Defense Research Institute