Lisa Franklin is the founder of The Franklin Law Office, est. 2011. She is Of Counsel with Slack & Associates. She is a graduate from UCSB (1990, linguistics) and Santa Clara College of Law (1995). She has twenty-three years of broad-based state and federal litigation and client advising experience in California and Washington state. The majority of her legal experience has been within Santa Barbara County in insurance defense litigation, torts, contracts, insurance bad faith, product liability, employment, construction defect, banking/ foreclosure, family law, dependency and estate planning. She has successfully represented numerous individual, corporate and non-profit clients in business transactions, settlement negotiations, mediations, arbitrations, court and jury trials and appeals. She has also provided countless pro bono hours supporting the Santa Barbara Superior Court and the local community as a judge pro tem in small claims court, a small claims mediator, a civil and unlawful detainer Settlement Master, a Teen Court Judge, a Court Appointed Special Advocate for abused and neglected children (SBCASA) and a College Diabetic Network (CDN) Ambassador assisting college students diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes transition to independence. She originally joined SBWL in 1995. She has been happily married for 24 years, has two sons (SDSU, DPHS) and a yellow lab. In her copious amounts of spare time, she enjoys travel, hiking, kayaking, recreational reading and yoga.