Panelist Profile: Tatum, Lisa M

Lisa M Tatum

Tatum, Lisa M

San Antonio, TX

Attorney; Arbitrator; Mediator

Birthdate: 1969

Education

J.D., Santa Clara University Law School (California), 1994
Bachelor of Arts, Government, Smith College (Massachusetts), 1991

Experience

Former Criminal Assistant District Attorney prosecuting over 100 cases through jury or bench trials to verdict; Engaged in civil practice since 2000; Litigation experience includes trial work before Federal, State and Justice of the Peace Courts as well as  various administrative hearings; Areas of Litigation include: employment law, civil right claims, school law and general commercial litigation including construction claims, contracts disputes and commercial real estate transactions and governmental entity liability; Areas of General Counsel service include: management, governance, student discipline, administration, employment, and general operations; Public Finance practice includes school district, county, and municipal bond transactions as both Bond Counsel and Underwriter’s Counsel.

Managing Attorney West & Associates, L.L.P – San Antonio Branch since 2006

Membership & Affiliations

Licensed to practice in all Texas State Courts, the United States Western District of Texas, and United States Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals.

U. S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit  since 2005, Federal Bar of the Western District of Texas since 2000, State Bar of Texas since 1995, African American Lawyer’s Section SBOT since 2001 – Past Chair, San Antonio Black Lawyers Association since 1994 – Past President,  Texas District and County Attorneys Association 1995-2000, San Antonio Bar Association since 1995, American Bar Association since 1995, American Bar Foundation Fellow since 2005, National Bar Association since 2003 – Past Affiliate Representative, Region V Director and Member of the Board of Governors, Texas Bar Foundation Fellow since 2008, Bexar County Women’s Bar Association since 2000 – Past Director of the G.A.L.S. Program, Federal Bar Association San Antonio Chapter since 2002 , State Bar of Texas Board of Directors since 2004, YMCA of Greater San Antonio Board of Directors since 2006 - Director

Honors

Featured in the Texas Bar Journal, A Day in the Life of Texas Lawyers, July 2006

Voted one of the Texas Rising Stars 2007 in Texas Super Lawyers, April 2007 and Texas Monthly, April 2007

Rates

TWO PARTY ARBITRATIONS/MEDIATIONS:  $175/HOUR PER PARTY

ALL OTHER ARBITRATIONS/MEDIATIONS:  $150/HOUR PER PARTY

REDUCED FEE ARBITRATIONS/MEDIATIONS:  $75-$100/HOUR PER PARTY (REGARDLESS OF NUMBER OF PARTIES)

Hobbies & Interests

Enjoying the Arts, Community Service, Family and Friends

Lisa Tatum is an experienced panelist for Conflict Solutions of Texas, the state's premier roster of attorney mediators and arbitrators. CS of TX offers a broad range of services to resolve disputes and are designed to be more cost-effective and timely than conventional arbitration offerings.