Lisa Lerner is an accessible attorney who delivers responsive, personalized attention to all her clients. Ms. Lerner focuses on Community Association Law and has been managing real-life issues affecting people and their homes since she joined the firm in 1983. She is a Board Certified Specialist in Condominium and Planned Land Development Law by The Florida Bar, one of only 129 attorneys certified in this category throughout the state.
She earned a Bachelor of Arts, magna cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa, from Tulane University and received her Juris Doctor from the National Law Center, George Washington University. She maintains an "AV" rating (the highest available for an individual) from Martindale-Hubbell, the national legal directory. Ms. Lerner is listed in The Best Lawyers in America, which is the oldest and one of the most respected peer-reviewed listings in the legal profession, and was named to the Best Lawyers in America: Women in the Law listing in 2016 and 2017. She is also listed in the South Florida Legal Guide as one of the top lawyers in her field in South Florida.
Ms. Lerner has written and spoken on a number of Community Association Law topics. She was a contributing author of Florida Condominium Association Operations, A legal Perspective. In addition, she co-authored a chapter in the Third Edition of the Florida Condominium and Community Association Law Manual published by The Florida Bar, entitled "The Role of the Association in Condominium Operations." She has spoken at the University of Miami Institute of Condominiums and Cluster Development on topics such as "Tort Liabilities of Condominium or Homeowners Associations, Unit Owners and their Directors" and "Preparing for and assuming turnover of control - Developer and Association Perspectives."
Ms. Lerner was also appointed to serve as an original member of the Condominium and Planned Development Law Certification Committee, a nine-person committee which is responsible for developing and overseeing the board certification process for all community association lawyers in Florida. This Committee is charged with creating and grading examinations, reviewing applications and recommending those individuals found to have met the standards provided by the approved certification plan to the Board of Legal Specialization and Education.
She is a member and former director of the Greater Miami Chapter of the Community Association Institute and has contributed articles to the Institute's newsletter. Ms. Lerner is a member of the Florida and Miami-Dade County Bar Associations.