Liisa R. Speaker

Liisa R. Speaker

SPEAKER LAW FIRM, PLLC
  • Appeals & Appellate
  • Michigan
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Summary

Liisa R. Speaker was born in Lansing and lived her early years in the Upper Pennisula of Michigan. Her family relocated to Texas and Liisa attended Trinity University where she majored in Political Science and Spanish, graduating Cum Laude. After college, Liisa attended The University of Texas School of Law in Austin, Texas. Liisa was on the editorial board for The Review of Litigation. After practicing law in Texas for a few years, Liisa returned to Lansing, Michigan to be near family.

Practice Area
  • Appeals & Appellate
Additional Practice Areas
  • Family Law Appeals
  • Child Welfare Appeals
  • Probate Appeals
  • Civil Appeals
Fees
  • Credit Cards Accepted
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Michigan
Languages
  • English: Spoken, Written
  • Spanish: Spoken
Professional Experience
Past President, Member
Ingham County Bar Association Family Law Section
- Current
Owner/Attorney
Speaker Law Firm
- Current
Member & Amicus Committee
State Bar of Michigan, Family Law Section
- Current
Past Chair, Member
Appellate Practice Section, State Bar of Michigan
- Current
Education
Trinity University
B.A. / Political Science and Spanish (1994)
Honors: Cum Laude
University of Texas - Austin
J.D. / Law (1999)
Activities: Litigation Review
Awards
Distinguished Brief Award
Cooley Law School Review
Amicus brief on behalf of coalition protecting auto no-fault in UFG&G v Michigan Catastrophic Claims Association
Outstanding Note Award
University of Texas School of Law
Ethical Considerations in Preparing Witnesses for Depositions and Trial, 18 Rev. Litig. 135 (1999).
Professional Associations
SBM-Appellate Practive Section
Secretary and Treasurer
Current
Ingham County Bar Association
President Elect
- Current
Court Reporting and Recording Board of Review
Attorney Representative
- Current
Activities: Appointed by Michigan Supreme Court. Serving second term.
Ingham County Bar Association
Officer and board memeber
- Current
SBM-Family Law Section
Amicus Committee Member
- Current
SBM-Appellate Practice Section
Council Member
- Current
State Bar of Michigan
Member
- Current
SCAO Conference, Child Welfare Training
Preservation of issues for Appeal
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Activities: Presenter
SBM-Appellate Practice Section
Chair
-
Family Law Section Mid-Summer Seminar
To Appeal or Not to Appeal
-
Activities: Presenter
SBM- Family Law Section
Council Member
-
Appellate Bench Bar Conference
Remands in Family Law Appeals
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Activities: Moderator
Appellate Bench Bar Conference
Plenary Session on Appellate Emergencies
-
Activities: Co-moderator
Appellate Practice Section Webinar
Circuit Court Appeal Rules
-
Activities: Presenter
Ingham County Bench Bar Conference
Ethics and Attorney Client Privilege
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Activities: Panelist
Appellate Bench Bar Conference
Briefing and Research
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Activities: Moderator, May 2007
Michigan Association of Justice
Employment Cases You need to Know About
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Activities: Seminar Presenter. Novi. November 2007
Ingham County Bar Association Family Law Section
Advising your Domestic Relations Clients of Their Appeal Rights
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Activities: Seminar Presenter
Lorman
Witness Coaching and Ethical Implications
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Activities: Seminar Presenter
Michigan Trial Lawyers Association
Appellate Research Tips for Trial Attorneys
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Activities: Seminar Presenter
Appellate Practice Section
Seminar Presenter
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Activities: Technology and Economics of Appellate Practice-Novi June 2005
Publications
Articles & Publications
How Do You Know When to File Your Probate Appeal in the COA or Circuit Court
Michigan Estate Plannig and Probate Journal
The Trouble with Gaurdianship Appeals
Michigan Estate Plannig and Probate Journal
Using Motions to Remand in Probate Appeals
Michigan Probate and Estate Planning Journal
Mysterious World of Stays Pending Appeal in Probate Matters
Michigan Probate and Estate Planning Journal
Communicating with Children in Custody Disputes
Family Advocate
There's No Race to the Courthouse for adoption and paternity actions, but timing matters
Michigan Lawyers Weekly
Questions, standards of parental fitness raised in third-party custody cases
Michigan Lawyers Weekly
Overview of Stays Pending Appeal
Appellate Practice Section Newsletter
What Happens to Custody of Child when Adoption falls Apart
Family Law Journal
Michigan Supreme Court's Citation to Wikipedia
Michigan Lawyers Weekly
Michigan Supreme Court's Citation to Wikipedia
Appellate Practive Section Newsletter
A Review of MCR 7.215-Execution and Enforcement of Court of Appeals' Orders
Appellate Practice Section Newsletter
Websites & Blogs
Website
Speaker Law Firm
Blog
Speaker Law Blog
Social Media
Contact & Map
Speaker Law Firm
230 North Sycamore Street
Lansing, MI 48906
USA
Telephone: (517) 482-8933
Fax: (517) 482-8936