Lisa A. Mathewson

Board of Directors, Director, First Term, Class of 2025

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Lisa Mathewson has defended clients in criminal matters for nearly twenty-five years. She has an active appellate practice spanning multiple circuits and the U.S. Supreme Court. She also handles matters from the investigative stage through trial and sentencing, and co-counsels with colleagues who value her appellate expertise to present and preserve legal issues at the grand jury and trial stage.

Ms. Mathewson is currently a Vice-Chair of NACDL’s Amicus Curiae Committee, with responsibility for the Third Circuit, Co-Chair of NACDL’s White Collar Committee; and a member of its Bylaws Committee. Outside of NACDL she is a member of the Selection Committee for the Criminal Justice Act Panel for the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania. Ms. Mathewson has been recognized by her peers as a Pennsylvania “Super Lawyer” in the area of white collar criminal defense every year since 2011, and before that as a “Rising Star Super Lawyer. Before forming The Law Offices of Lisa A. Mathewson in 2009, she was a partner in a boutique Philadelphia white collar defense firm and practiced with a large international law firm. She graduated with highest honors from the University of Connecticut School of Law in 1995, and clerked at the District of Columbia Court of Appeals.

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