Lisa Mathewson has defended clients in criminal matters for nearly twenty-five years. She has an active appellate practice spanning multiple circuits and the U.S. Supreme Court. She also handles matters from the investigative stage through trial and sentencing, and co-counsels with colleagues who value her appellate expertise to present and preserve legal issues at the grand jury and trial stage.
Ms. Mathewson is currently a Vice-Chair of NACDL’s Amicus Curiae Committee, with responsibility for the Third Circuit, Co-Chair of NACDL’s White Collar Committee; and a member of its Bylaws Committee. Outside of NACDL she is a member of the Selection Committee for the Criminal Justice Act Panel for the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania. Ms. Mathewson has been recognized by her peers as a Pennsylvania “Super Lawyer” in the area of white collar criminal defense every year since 2011, and before that as a “Rising Star Super Lawyer. Before forming The Law Offices of Lisa A. Mathewson in 2009, she was a partner in a boutique Philadelphia white collar defense firm and practiced with a large international law firm. She graduated with highest honors from the University of Connecticut School of Law in 1995, and clerked at the District of Columbia Court of Appeals.
A Defender’s Guide to Federal Evidence: A Trial Practice Handbook for Criminal Defense Attorneys
This Guide to Federal Evidence is the only federal evidence handbook written exclusively for criminal defense lawyers. The Guide analyzes each Federal Rule of Evidence and outlines the main evidentiary issues that confront criminal defense lawyers. It also summarizes countless defense favorable cases and provides tips on how to avoid common evidentiary pitfalls. The Guide contains multiple user-friendly flowcharts aimed at helping the criminal defense lawyer tackle evidence problems. A Defender’s Guide to Federal Evidence is an indispensable tool in preparing a case for trial.
Modern Digital Evidence & Technologies in Criminal Cases
Modern cases need modern defenses, and modern lawyers can't practice with an outdated playbook. This program is a contemporary training that identifies emerging technologies and digital evidence encountered in today's criminal cases and arms you with the tools necessary to combat expert witnesses, prosecutorial overreach, and an uneducated judge and jury. This comprehensive CLE program covers both general aspects of new technologies as well as practical courtroom application and legal challenges to the use of these new technologies.
Top Shelf DUI Defenses: The Law, The Science, The Techniques (2021)
If you are serious about being an effective DUI defense advocate, or if you’re considering adding DUI defenses to your portfolio, you need to know the latest scientific and legal strategies to optimize your success at trial. Learn from the best-of-the-best in the field in this unique CLE Program, updated for 2021.
Defending Modern Drug Cases (2021)
From challenging the arrest and seizure to picking a jury and cross-examining police officers, defense attorneys handling drug cases must be able to construct a defense that will increase the chances of the client getting a positive result for your client.
Effective motion practice, juror selection, and storytelling have never been more important. This seminar will introduce defense counsel to techniques that have been used at recent drug trials to rebut specific claims and overcome the emotion created in today’s criminal legal system.