Lisa A. Anderson

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Lisa A. Anderson is an associate with the firm, practicing in the areas of municipal law, zoning and land use defense. She is experienced in all phases of litigation and has successfully represented her clients in both state and federal courts, including trial and appellate levels. Lisa has handled a wide range of litigated matters, including complex constitutional and civil rights claims involving land use and zoning disputes, First Amendment issues, inverse condemnation and taking claims, due process and equal protection allegations, police misconduct, employer defense, and other issues involving the defense of municipalities and government officials. In addition to litigation, Lisa assists municipalities with drafting ordinances and resolutions, reviewing and administering contracts, complying with the Open Meetings Act and the Freedom of Information Act, and other general counsel matters.

As a former law clerk with the Michigan Supreme Court, the Sixth Circuit Bankruptcy Appellate Panel and Federal Bankruptcy Court, and the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan, Lisa leverages her knowledge of the internal workings of the courts to advocate for her clients. She has served on her community planning commission, zoning board of appeals, and board of review for more than 10 years and has a firsthand understanding of the unique challenges faced by those boards.

Lisa is the current Chair of the Municipal Law Committee for the Oakland County Bar Association. She attended the University of Detroit Mercy School of Law where she graduated first in her class and served as an Associate Editor of the University Law Review, earning various academic awards and scholarships.

Contact Information

Farmington Hills Office

Phone: (248) 489-4100
Fax: (248) 489-1726

Practice Areas

Education
  • University of Detroit Mercy School of Law, J.D., Summa Cum Laude
  • Michigan State University, B.S.

Professional Activities / Memberships

Chair, Municipal Law Committee, Oakland County Bar Association, 2016-2017  
Vice Chair, Municipal Law Committee, Oakland County Bar Association, 2015-2016
American Bar Association
State Bar of Michigan, Public Corporation Section
Federal Bar Association

Publications/Presentations

  • Author – “New FAA Drone Regulations, What You Need to Know,” – October 2016 Edition of Laches, published by the Oakland County Bar Association.
  • Co-Author – Case Law Updates, Planning and Zoning News – 2014-2016.
  • Co-Author - Federal Preemption and the Bankruptcy Code, NABTalk, Winter 2008, Volume 24, Issue 4.
Community Activities/Involvement
  • Board Member, Northville Township Planning Commission – 1999 to 2007; 2014 to present
  • Board Member, Northville Township Zoning Board of Appeals – 1999 to 2007; 2013-2016
  • Member, Northville Township Board of Review – 1998-1999