WE ARE WORKING!
As the situation with COVID-19 continues to develop and evolve, the safety, health and well-being of our clients and our team is extremely important to us. We are watching for the guidance of the Centers for Disease Control and international medical experts to learn how we can best manage our facility and our clients.
We would like to reassure you that The Law Office of Lisa A. Vance, P.C. will continue to be available to provide services to all of our clients.
Our lawyers and paralegals are working in the office and electronically, although most of us are working from home. Below is a list of FAQs regarding our response and commitment to you during COVID-19.
Can I even have a consultation with my lawyer remotely?
Yes, The Office of Lisa A. Vance, P.C. has a comprehensive remote working capability and all of our lawyers and paralegals are equipped to work securely from home.
Will my lawyer be available to answer questions and work on my case?
Yes, your legal matters will continue to receive our attention. You can email, call, or videoconference with your lawyer during this time.
We also have multiple videoconferencing options; please contact your attorney for the platform that works best for you
How are court hearings and appointments affected?
Court in Bexar County are now conducted by Zoom Please see our blog article Court via Zoom: It’s Actually, Really Court (and Here’s How It Works)
Can I consult with a lawyer about a new family law or divorce matter?
Yes, we have office staff working in house and remotely to ensure continuity in our business. For information about a family law or divorce matter, please call our office or complete the Request a Consultation Form.
Your family law matters remain our top concern and we are not going to permit this pandemic to take priority over your needs. We will remain confident, alert and prepared.
We wish you and your family well as we work through this difficult situation together.
With warm regards,
Lisa A Vance
J.D., St. Mary’s University School of Law (1981)
B.A. in English Literature (with Honors), University of Texas at Austin (1977)
Lisa has more than 35 years of wide-ranging experience as a trial lawyer in state and federal courts, winning significant verdicts for companies with challenging disputes, including dangerous vicarious liability claims of sexual assault and murder as well as document-intensive national litigation. She founded her own law firm in San Antonio, now focused on all aspects of family law, in 2001.
She advocates for a gentler focus on marital termination, convinced that a family's energies should be spent on the healthy development of children rather than end-of-marriage angst. Her practice has expanded from litigation to collaborative law, and in addition to practicing collaboratively when possible, she also advocates for working in tandem with mental health professionals to help married couples and their children work toward healing. When situations call for litigation, however, particularly in protecting families, she successfully promotes the best interests of her clients and their children in the courtroom.
Lisa wants her clients to know that she is a fierce advocate who will fight for her clients and do whatever is needed, in collaboration with the courts, to protect her clients. Though she has accumulated numerous awards throughout her career—including being named a Best Litigation Attorney in the city by SA Scene magazine, a Texas Super Lawyer, and an AV lawyer, being rated Superb every year since 2009 by clients and peers—she’s most proud of creating a firm registered in the Martindale-Hubble Bar Register of Pre-Eminent Lawyers, made up of talented, knowledgeable lawyers who allow her to serve the wide-ranging family law needs of a diverse clientele.
Areas Of Practice
- Family Law 50%
- Child Custody
- Military Divorce
- Father's Rights
- Child Support
- Custody & Visitation
- Estate Planning
Certified Legal Specialties
- Personal Injury Trial Law, Texas Board of Legal Specialization, 1986
- U.S. District Court Eastern District of Texas
- U.S. District Court Northern District of Texas
- U.S. District Court Southern District of Texas
- U.S. District Court Western District of Virginia
- U.S. Court of Appeals 5th Circuit
- U.S. Court of International Trade
- U.S. Supreme Court
- St. Mary's University School of Law, San Antonio, Texas
- J.D. - 1981
- The University of Texas, Austin, Texas
- B.A. - 1977
- Honors: With Honors
- Major: English Literature: Concentration on Medieval and Renaissance Literature
Professional Associations and Memberships
- San Antonio Bar Association, Member
- Association of Family Conciliation Courts, Member
Past Employment Positions
- Vance & Sailors, PC, Founder, 2004 to 2008
- The Law Office of Lisa A. Vance, P.C., Founder, 2001 to 2004
Pro Bono Activities
- Community Justice Program, 2010 to 2012
- Pro Bono Law Project