Lisa Hayes

Lisa tries to take every opportunity to experience this amazing planet, and delights in scuba diving with 20-ton whale sharks off Honduras, building housing for locals in the Kalahari Desert, backpacking through Asia, or hauling her toddler through the mists of Iguazu Falls.

Naturally, like anyone who lives for adventure in the great outdoors, Lisa enrolled in law school.

Lisa started her career in private practice, eventually making partner as a litigator in a Seattle firm, where her practice included serving as lead counsel in more than a dozen trials and appeals, often involving Constitutional questions of law. Beyond the courtroom, Lisa averaged 600 hours a year of community service while in private practice, much of it focusing on the rights of women, the homeless, minorities and the environment.

But public policy and social change beckoned, and she is now VP of Development and Senior Counsel for the American Constitution Society, an organization working to ensure that the law is a force to improve the lives of all people. Lisa is a published author, frequent speaker at educational and civic events, and has been repeatedly honored on a local and national level for her professional and community efforts.