KCMBF’s Military Matters is proud to shine the November #ProBonoSpotlight on Lisa A. Hansen, owner of Law Office of Lisa A. Hansen, LLC .
Lisa has volunteered her time with Military Matters for years, as she initially heard about the program through KCMBA’s Family and the Law Section of which she is now President. When she learned of the program, she thought “There’s no reason why I shouldn’t be volunteering my time for this.” Lisa has been a stellar volunteer, who ensures to accept almost all referrals that come her way through the program.
Lisa’s father was in the Air Force for nine years, and she also has a niece who served in the National Guard. Lisa says if her father would have had his way, she and all of her siblings would have gone into the military to serve. While that didn’t happen, she has channeled her passion for supporting the armed services into the Military Matters program finding ways to use her expertise to help military service members.
Lisa distinctly remembers when she first decided to be a lawyer. As a junior in high school she saw a mini-series on TV based on a true story, about a military doctor who went free from a crime he committed for 11 years – killing his pregnant wife and two children. Once he was convicted he was eligible for parole after only 17 years. She was livid! Lisa thought from that point she was going to be a prosecutor. After attending the University of Nevada for her undergraduate she became a social worker for seven years, and then attended the University of Kansas to gain her Masters in Social Work. She then worked at the Jackson County Family Court which inspired a change of interest to become a family law attorney. Lisa attended UMKC School of Law and has practiced family law ever since. She had worked at Cordell & Cordell P.C . for almost five years before she made the decision to start her own law office, where she still practices family law today.
Outside of her business, Lisa loves to travel and try new restaurants and experiences. She also loves to cook and is a fan of wine tastings. Although the pandemic has stopped these kinds of pursuits, she looks forward to the opportunity to travel once again in the future. In the meantime she continues to spend her time serving military service members. Lisa believes attorneys should give back, and this is the way to do it. “Those who have served our country deserve time an attorney can donate the most, and there’s no reason not to get involved.” In her experience most cases aren’t that intensive and don’t take much time. “They are doing a job I don’t have the guts to do, so the least I can do is serve them this way.”
Thank you, Lisa, for your dedication to KCMBF’s #MilitaryMatters!
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