- Bankruptcy Law and Litigation
- Business Torts
- Commercial Contracts
- Employment Law and Employee Relations
- Insurance Law and Litigation
- Construction Litigation
- New Jersey
- U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Pennsylvania
- U.S. District Court, District of New Jersey
- U.S. Court of Appeals, 3rd Circuit
- Temple University School of Law (J.D., magna cum laude, 1996) Bonnie Rome Scholarship, 1993 - 1994;
Staff Member, Temple Law Review, 1994 - 1995;
Associate Research Editor, Temple Law Review, 1995 - 1996
- University of Pennsylvania (M.Arch., 1982) Certificate in Urban Design
- The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art (B.Arch., 1981) AIA Henry Adams Medal;
Peter Bruder Memorial Prize in Structures;
DelGaudio Award for Excellence in Design;
Alumni Association Service Award
Lisa A. Barton
Lisa A. Barton has practiced as a commercial litigator since 1996, with a focus on construction law, including contractor payment disputes, mechanics’ lien claims, and construction defect and delay litigation. Ms. Barton’s areas of practice also include breach of contract disputes, bankruptcy law (including creditors’ rights and preference action defense), employment law and employee relations, insurance law, and business torts, as well as a variety of general commercial litigation matters. Ms. Barton’s clients include individuals and corporate entities, such as real estate developers, contractors and subcontractors, universities, third party administrators, insurance companies, and local and national corporations.
Her recent experience includes:
- representing a local real estate developer in multiple contractor and subcontractor payment disputes;
- representing major universities in litigation matters involving construction defects and construction delays on various new construction and renovation projects;
- representing a national insurer as a major creditor in numerous bankruptcy cases;
- representing a shareholder in a closely-held New Jersey corporation asserting breach of fiduciary duty claims against the other shareholder;
- representing a large telecommunications company in litigation involving thefts of copper cabling;
- representing an urban school district in matters involving charter schools and labor contracts; and
- representing a third party administrator of employer-funded employee benefit plans in various contract and preference actions.
Ms. Barton has also assisted clients in interpreting and negotiating employment contract provisions, and advised health care providers and third party administrators regarding patient confidentiality matters and HIPAA compliance. Ms. Barton has presented CLE programs in Plan Reading and Scheduling.
Ms. Barton earned a J.D. degree from Temple University School of Law, magna cum laude, where she was the recipient of the Bonnie Rome Scholarship and a member and associate research editor of the Temple Law Review. While attending law school, Ms. Barton interned with the Honorable Marjorie O. Rendell in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, and with Justice Russell Nigro in the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania. She is admitted to the State Bars of Pennsylvania and New Jersey.
Ms. Barton earned a B. Arch. Degree from the Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art and an M. Arch. Degree and Certificate in Urban Design from the University of Pennsylvania. She became a registered architect in New York in 1984 and in Pennsylvania in 1991. Prior to law school, Ms. Barton practiced architecture for 10 years in the Philadelphia area, and was an Instructor in the Architectural Studies Department at the University of the Arts.
Ms. Barton is a member of the board of directors of Exceptional Care for Children, a non-profit pediatric hospice and long-term care facility located in Newark, Delaware. Ms. Barton is also a member of the combined board of directors of Choral Arts Philadelphia and the Bach Festival of Philadelphia, two local non-profit performing arts organizations.