HarperCollins Speakers Bureau

Lisa Green

Lawyer, Television Legal Analyst, and Author of On Your Case


  • Law Lessons for Smart Women — The Three Things Women Should Do To Be Prepared
  • Marriage and Divorce Law 101
  • Kids, Teens and the Law
  • Protecting Yourself
  • Caring for Your Parents


New York
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Lisa Green is a journalist, lawyer, legal analyst and author of On Your Case (William Morrow). Green brings a wealth of knowledge, warm demeanor and practical approach to her speaking presentations, leaving audiences equipped with the tools they need to tackle life’s legal issues head on.

Green has worked as a reporter for the Dow Jones News Service and Barron’s. After earning a law degree from NYU, she practiced law with Debevoise & Plimpton, litigating cases involving securities fraud, employment law, First Amendment, new media, and copyright claims. Missing journalism, she joined NBC News, first as a lawyer then as a senior producer for Weekend Today and an NBC News Legal Analyst. She currently serves as communications director for a major New York law firm. Green continues to make on-air appearances for NBC and MSNBC.

Green’s book On Your Case (William Morrow) is the very first book of its kind, filling a crucial gap in the women’s self-help/empowerment market by providing a clear, thorough, and deeply sympathetic guide to the range of legal issues a woman will face throughout life. Adviser, scold, and cheerleader by turns, the book is also (seriously) fun to read. From that first meaningful move-in relationship, to the first job (or start up), kids, teens, aging parents, and aging you (sorry, but it’s inevitable), On Your Case outlines the legal problems that can pop up at any point and offers you savvy advice on how to handle them. Green is a mediagenic legal life coach who’s able to communicate the law in simple, practical terms that relate to everyday life for women. Just as experts like Suze Orman opened the world of financial security for women through accessible coaching, Lisa will do the same for legal know-how. On Your Case explains the simple legal steps you can take now to protect yourself and your family when it comes to:

  • Relationships—the legal aspects of dating and cohabitating, from protections and warnings for dot-com daters to palimony and the “no nup.”
  • Marriage—what (and how) to share when it comes to taxes, accounts, and assets; the pre- and post-nup; common law marriage, overseas marriage, and domestic partnerships.
  • Separation and Divorce—property division, alimony, child support, custody
  • Children—reproductive rights, surrogacy, egg donors, and adoption; bullying and sexting
  • Employment—office discrimination; working while pregnant and breastfeeding at work; hiring, firing and being fired

An experienced public speaker, Green has spoken and given guest lectures at several universities including NYU, Princeton, Columbia, University of Maryland, and University of Richmond. Her experience in the field as well as being a trusted commentator on current events makes Green a perfect speaker for a variety of organizations ranging from universities and colleges to corporations, women’s networking group and Jewish groups.


Praise for On Your Case:

“On Your Case should be on every woman’s bookshelf. I would call it an insightful encyclopedia and brilliantly crafted.”
— Judge Judy Sheindlin

“Lisa Green’s compelling and breezily conversational book gives us the tool kit we’ve been waiting for to wise up and open our eyes. It’s a must-read for all women--and the earlier, the better.”
— Lee Woodruff, New York Times bestselling author of Perfectly Imperfect: A Life in Progress

"What sort of woman needs the straight-shooting, absurdly entertaining legal advice Lisa Green lays out in On Your Case? Mothers, daughters, wives (current and ex), those in the workforce and those at home . . .in other words, every one of us. I wish I'd read it twenty years ago."
— Jean Chatzky, best- selling author and financial editor, NBC Today

"Will serve as a trusted resource to show the layperson her legal rights and options. . . . The topics [Green] discusses . . . are absolutely necessary for women to lead proactive and independent lives. Part reference, part self-help, Green's winning book will empower women through knowledge of the law."
—Kirkus Reviews