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.
Pre-Trial Suppression & Fourth Amendment Issues
This Trial Guide is a topical and practical handbook examining the nuts and bolts of the most current Fourth Amendment & Pre-Trial Suppression issues encountered in modern criminal cases.
Defense Counsel Playbook for Eyewitness ID Cases
This Trial Guide was written to help counsel use existing case law to its strongest advantage, and to create a framework for appellate challenges urging courts to adopt leading cases.
Ultimate Cross 2.0
This special CLE compilation program includes the highest-rated presentations on Cross-Examination techniques from NACDL's most recent seminars (2017-2019).
Forensic Sciences in Criminal Cases: A Multidiscipline Primer
In order to challenge forensic evidence, experts, reports and findings commonly encountered in the courtroom, an attorney must first have a basic understanding of the forensic issues that they will be confronting.