Ms. Lisa Tatum, named a 2014 Super Lawyer and a 2007 Texas Rising Star by SuperLawyers, was admitted to the State Bar of Texas in 1995.
Featured in Texas Monthly’s The Horse’s Mouth in July 2012, Lisa Tatum is the proud owner of LM Tatum, PLLC, informally known as The Tatum Law Practice, established in 2011. Her firm focuses on corporate, labor and employment and public finance law. The firm also serves in the capacity of Underwriter’s Counsel and Co-Bond Counsel providing legal services related to financial transactions and is listed in The Bond Buyer’s Municipal Marketplace (The Red Book) as Co-Bond Counsel and Underwriter’s Counsel.
She is a former Assistant Criminal District Attorney the Bexar County, Texas who has prosecuted over 100 cases (misdemeanors and felonies) by jury and bench trials. First recruited into private practice by a locally based law firm and then by a Dallas based law firm, she built a satellite office from the ground up prior to opening up her own law practice.
Lisa is admitted to practice law before all courts of the state of Texas, the United States District Court of the Western District and the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit. She is a member of many law-related organizations. Lisa is one of the longest serving Board members of the State Bar.
Lisa, a graduate of Smith College and Santa Clara University School of Law, grew up in San Antonio. Her father was stationed at Randolph Air Force Base. Her mother was an English teacher and Speech and Debate Coach who taught in both the San Antonio and Judson Independent School Districts. A product of Judson Independent School District and a graduate of Incarnate Word High School, San Antonio is Lisa’s home.
She enjoys her service and loves being a lawyer. Lisa is a Leadership San Antonio graduate and a lifelong supporter of the YMCA. She is also a Rotarian and active in local chambers.
Lisa Tatum was sworn in as President at the Texas Bar’s Annual Meeting on June 21, 2013 and served as President of the State Bar of Texas from June 2013-2014. She was the first African-American to serve in this capacity.