Why Lisa?

Office Staff:

Secretary Summer Massaro schedules appointments and keeps clients up to date on court settings. She has worked with Lisa for nearly four years.

Attorney Profile of Lisa Haines

  • Licensed by the State Bar of Texas more than 18 years (May 5, 1997)
  • Areas Of Practice: Criminal Defense; ​ Mental Health Detention Warrants and Commitments
  • State Bar Admissions: Texas 1997 Attorney and Counselor
  • 2010 to Present : Law Office of Lisa Haines, Professional Corporation
  • 1997 – 2010: Assistant Criminal District Attorney, Tarrant County District Attorney’s Office, Fort Worth, Texas:

Felony Criminal Division, Misdemeanor Criminal Division, Juvenile Unit, Narcotics Unit, Mental Health Unit, Child Protective Services Unit, Occupational Drivers License Hearings, Probation Revocations, Grand Jury Prosecutor, etc. Extensive jury trial experience, juvenile cases, and probation revocations


  • Juris Doctorate, Southern Methodist Dedman School of Law, Dallas, Texas 1996
  • Order of Barristers; Faculty Barrister Award, SMU Best Oral Advocate and 1st Place Team Mock Trial,
  • SMU Regional Negotiations Team, SMU State Mock Trial Team, SMU Client Counseling finalist, Faculty award for pro bono student attorney
  • Master of Arts, Ohio State University 1979 magna cum laude
  • Bachelor of Science, State University of New York at Brockport 1977 magna cum laude

Professional Associations and Memberships :

  • State Bar of Texas
  • College of the State Bar of Texas
  • Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
  • Tarrant County Bar Association (Criminal Law Section CLE Coordinator)
  • Tarrant County Criminal Defense Lawyers Association

Former Public School Teacher:

  • Lifetime Certification K-12 grades
  • State of Texas Master Teacher
  • Richardson Independent School District 1985 -1993:
  • Elementary [K-6th] and Preschool Physical Education Teacher [Canyon Creek Elementary]
  • Teacher of the Year RISE [Ross Perot Award] Recipient, Richardson Independent School District 1988
  • Teacher of the Year, City of Richardson 1989
  • Grand Prairie Independent School District 1980 – 1985:
  • Elementary [K-5th] Physical Education Teacher

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What Sets Lisa Apart?

  • Avvo Superb 10.0 Rating
  • 19+ Years of Criminal Law Experience
  • Former Tarrant County Assistant District Attorney (13 yrs)
  • Specializing In Clients with Mental Health Issues
  • Personal attention to each client during the entire legal process