Lisa A. Vance

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  • Suite 1, 814 N. Alamo St., San Antonio, TX 78215
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  • Lisa A. Vance, family attorney. The Law Office of Lisa A. Vance, P.C.. This family Law firm is in San Antonio, Texas and Bexar county. Ms. Vance is an award winning lawyer, an AV rated lawyer. Lisa Vance is a trial lawyer who has won significant verdicts for companies with challenging disputes. These include dangerous vicarious liability claims of sexual assault and murder as well as document-intensive national litigation. Ms. Vance has tried first impression cases at all levels of state and federal courts throughout the southwest, arguing emergent theories of law in trial and on appeal
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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.AV rated by Martindale-Hubbell - highest level of professional excellence and ethics, every year since 1996. In 2011, a special award was given for 15 years of AV rating.


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The Bar Register of Pre-eminent Lawyers (a Martindale-Hubbell service) - every year since 1996. The Bar Register of Pre-eminent Women Lawyers (a Martindale-Hubbell service - every year since the inception in 2010 Superb rating by – highest rating of 10 - every year since 2009. Texas Super Lawyers in 2003, 2004, 2016 (a Thomson Reuters service). Top 50 Family Law Lawyers - SA Scene Monthly, 2016 Best Lawyers in San Antonio, Family Law - SA Scene Monthly every year since 2006. Best Lawyers in San Antonio, Litigation - SA Scene Monthly, 2012 & 2015. National Association of Professional & Executive Women, 2007 & 2008. National Association of Professional & Executive Women, Woman of the Year award (VIP Division of NAPEW) 2010, 2011, & 2012. National Association of Professional Women - Woman of the Year, Family Law in 2008 & 2009. Listed in "Best Lawyers in the U.S." in 2007 & 2008. Listed in "Best Lawyers in America" in 2003, 2004, 2005, and 2006.

The American Institute of Family Law Attorneys, Top 10 Award, 2015.

Board Certified Personal Injury Trial Law, Texas Board Of Legal Specialization

Areas of Practice (49)

  • Family Law
  • Collaborative Family Law
  • Divorce
  • Constitutional Law
  • Child Abuse and Neglect
  • Adoption Law
  • Child Abduction
  • Child Advocacy
  • Child Care
  • Child Custody
  • Child Custody Mediation
  • Child Dependency
  • Child Protection
  • Child Sexual Abuse
  • Child Support
  • Child Welfare
  • Childrens Rights
  • Fathers Rights
  • Foster Care
  • Grandparents Custody
  • Grandparents Visitation Rights
  • Independent Adoptions
  • International Child Custody
  • Interstate Adoptions
  • Interstate Child Custody
  • Juvenile Criminal Law
  • Juvenile Dependency
  • Juvenile Delinquency
  • Juvenile Law
  • Orphans Court Practice
  • Parental Kidnapping
  • Parental Rights
  • Parenting Time
  • Private Adoptions
  • Step Parent Adoptions
  • Surrogacy Law
  • Termination of Parental Rights
  • Third Party Custody
  • Visitation Rights
  • Domestic Partnerships
  • Family Mediation
  • Guardianship and Conservatorship
  • Family Partnerships
  • Same Sex Marriage
  • Contested Wills
  • Wills
  • Inheritance
  • Living Wills
  • Successions

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
210-745-9876  Phone
866-582-5887  Phone
210-582-5887  Phone
210-582-5878  Fax
University Attended:
University of Texas at Austin, B.A., with honors, 1977
Law School Attended:
St. Mary's University, J.D., 1981
Year of First Admission:
U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit; U.S. District Court, Northern, Southern, Eastern and Western Districts of Texas; U.S. Court of International Trade; 1981, Texas; U.S. Supreme Court
State Bar of Texas; American Bar Association; San Antonio Bar Association, Family Law Section; Association of Family and Conciliation Courts; College of the State Bar of Texas, Fellow.
English and Spanish
( Board Certified Personal Injury Trial Law, Texas Board Of Legal Specialization )
Payment Information:
  • Credit cards accepted
  • Accepts Visa, MasterCard, Discover and Other - Check, Cash
  • Fixed Hourly Rates
  • Fixed Fees Available
  • Minority - Owned

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San Antonio, Texas