Lisa Greenman

Lisa Greenman

Lisa Greenman is a criminal defense attorney in Washington, DC with specialized expertise in mental illness and developmental disability.  She began her career at the Washington, DC Public Defender Service, where she worked for ten years in the trial, appellate and mental health divisions and now serves on the board of trustees. For the last 20 years she has focused primarily on death penalty defense, consulting with lawyers in jurisdictions across the country and participating as faculty in national training programs.  In addition to working with lawyers,  Lisa also collaborates with groups such as the American Association on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, The Arc of the United States and the National Institute of Mental Health, and other national, state and local disability organizations, to address complex issues at the intersection of disability and criminal justice. In 2016 she received the National Legal Aid and Defender Association’s Kutak-Dodds Award for Extraordinary Contributions to Advancing Access to Justice.  She graduated from Yale College and NYU Law School.