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Lisa Ghan Blumenstock has been practicing in Southwest Missouri, primarily in the Family Law area, since 1986.  She has extensive experience in all areas of Family Law:  divorces, modifications, adoptions, paternity actions, and juvenile court matters.  She has litigated and/or settled hundreds of cases, many of which have involved children, substantial assets, and/or businesses.  In recent years she has expanded her practice in the area of family law mediation, in which she assists clients in resolving their case without the necessity of courtroom litigation.  She emphasizes personal attention in her practice and enjoys helping clients deal with difficult life issues.

Education

  • B.A., University of Missouri – Columbia, 1982
  • J.D., University of Missouri – Columbia, 1986

Court Admissions

  • Missouri
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Missouri

Honors and Awards

  • Named Super Lawyer in Missouri, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012
  • Named as one of the Top 50 Women attorneys in Missouri, 2008
  • Named in The Best Lawyers in America© in 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017
  • Named as a first tier Best Lawyers® Law Firm in family law and family law mediation by US News-Best Lawyers, 2011, 2012, 2014
  • Named Best Lawyers® Springfield, MO Family Law “Lawyer of the Year” in 2013 and 2016
  • Named as one of the Top Ten attorneys in southwest Missouri by 417 Magazine, March, 2007
  • Recipient of the David J. Dixon Appellate Advocacy Award from the Missouri Bar Foundation, 1993
  • Recipient of the 2010 Ozzie Award for support of the arts, 2010
  • Named Outstanding Board Volunteer, Boys and Girls Clubs Area Council, 2010

Memberships

  • Springfield Metropolitan Bar Association
  • Order of Barristers Honor Society
  • Phi Beta Kappa
  • Phi Alpha Delta Law Fraternity
  • Association of Missouri Mediators

Professional/Civic Activities

  • Member, Springfield Metropolitan Bar Association Juvenile Court Committee, Family Law Committee, Bench and Bar Committee, and Alternative Dispute Resolution Committee
  • President of the Board of Directors, Boys and Girls Clubs of Springfield, 2009
  • Prior member, Board of Directors of Court Appointed Special Advocates, 2002-2008 (President of the Board, 2008)
  • Prior Member, Springfield Arts Council Board of Directors, 2001 – 2007
  • Co-chair of Artsfest of Springfield, 2006 – 2008
  • Prior member, Red Cross Disaster Relief Board of Directors, Regional Girls Shelter Board of Directors, Springfield Metropolitan Bar Association Board of Directors and the Affordable Housing Action Board
  • Frequent speaker at continuing legal education seminars
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