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Lisa delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 10+ and special needs

Teaching since:

I adapt my teaching style to match your learning style. I have a wide variety of experience in: General Business, Legal Services, Social Sciences, Humanitarian /Political Organizations; and Teaching Academic English to non-native English speakers.

In addition to being a Doctorate level Professor for over eighteen years I am also: an author, public speaker, lawyer and business owner. I am a native English speaker recently relocated to Paris. I continue to practice law in the United States via a virtual law office and I am also writing a novel.

I am also the author of numerous articles on political, social, humanitarian, and feminist issues.


English Teacher
Jan 2018 - Present

Professor teaching business English..

I was chosen for my linguistic and pedagogical skills, and interpersonal skills.

Judge Pro Tempore
Mar 2008 - Present
Snohomish County Superior Court

Preside over all Superior Court matters including: criminal and civil jury trials, and
juvenile offender/dependency matters and mental health hearings.

Oct 2000 - Present
Moore Law Offices Advocates For Justice

Own and operate general practice law office. Areas of practice include:
employer/employee human resources rights and responsibilities;
civil litigation; family law; contracts; business formation; real estate
transactions; and pro bono representation of domestic violence victims,
juveniles, LGBTQ+, racial and other discrimination issues.

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Guest Lecturer
Sep 1997 - Present
Everett Community College

Subjects Taught: Criminal law, evidence, criminal procedure, juvenile justice. Worked in the criminal
justice program teaching students who are applying to the police academy.

Judicial Law Clerk
Sep 1998 - Jan 2000
Snohomish County Superior Court

Reviewed briefs, researched and analyzed substantive and procedural issues.
Assisted in all phases of criminal and civil trials, plea and settlement negotiations.
Managed 1000 file a week trial rotation on both the civil motions and criminal hearings
calendars, and video arraignment hearings. Juvenile-offender and dependency-rotation.
Jury management both in and out of trial. Reviewed and wrote over 400 community
violation reports and 500 guardianship files. Wrote jury instructions and CLE outlines.
I have also clerked for several other commissioners and pro tem judges serving on the Snohomish County Superior Court bench

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English Teacher
Jan 1999 - Dec 1999
Omachi High school

Taught English to Japanese high school students.


Doctor of Law-Law
Aug 1995 - May 1998
Seattle University School of Law
BA-Psychology and Anthropology with minors in American History and Women Studies
Sep 1993 - Jun 1995
University of Washington


Fluent / Native Proficiency
Limited Proficiency


Guardian ad Litem
Jan 2008
Washington State & Guam Bar Associations

Certified to act as a Guardian ad Litem in the State of Washington and territory of Guam. A “guardian ad litem” (GAL) is a person the court appoints to investigate what solutions would be in the “best interests of a child.” Here, I am talking about a GAL in a divorce or parental rights and responsibilities case.

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Judge Pro Tempore
Apr 2004
Supreme Court of Washington

Appointed to act as a substitute Judge at the District and Superior Court levels.

Guam Federal District Court
Oct 2000
Guam Supreme Court

Licensed to practice law in the Federal District of Guam

Western District of Washington Bar
Oct 2000
Washington State Surpreme Court

Licensed to practice law in the Western District (federal) of Washington State.

Washington State Bar
Oct 2000
Washington State Surpreme Court

Licensed to practice law in Washington State.

Guam Bar
Apr 2000
Guam Supreme Court

Licensed to practice in the territory of Guam.


Student of the Year
Aug 1997
Washington Women Lawyers
Dean’s Diversity Scholarship
Aug 1995
Seattle University School of Law
Commencement Speaker
Jun 1993
Everett Community College Honor Society
Success Scholarship
Jun 1993
Everett Community College
Commencement Speaker
Jun 1989
Mariner High School


American Bar Association
Aug 1998

To serve equally our members, our profession and the public by defending liberty and delivering justice as the national representative of the legal profession

The ABA achieves its mission through tireless work toward four goals. Serve Our Members, Improve Our Profession, Eliminate Bias and Enhance Diversity, and Advance the Rule of Law

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