Get to Know Lisa Stern


Lisa D. Stern is a family law attorney who represents couples in all areas of domestic relations such as pre-nuptial agreements, divorce and custody cases as well as post judgment proceedings. She is often called upon to assist clients regarding equitable division of assets such as closely held businesses and large marital estates.

A partner at Hertz Schram PC, Stern is at the forefront of the emerging issues confronting members of the LGBT community as they navigate the uncharted waters of marriage, second family adoption, divorce and child custody issues. Her advocacy on behalf of community members led her to be selected to be a member of the Fair Michigan Board.

Named to 2016 Super Lawyers and “10 Best 2016” in Client Satisfaction, she is a member of the State Bar of Michigan, Family Law Section.

Stern is a graduate of Michigan State University and Wayne State University Law School.

She is an avid Spartan fan, although she has opened her heart to her husband (a graduate of the University of Michigan) and her son, who is currently a student at U-M. She remains hopeful that her daughter will follow in her footsteps and attend her alma mater. 

By Jo Mathis
Legal News

Favorite website: Amazon.

What was always written on your grade school report card?
“Talks too much.”

What is your happiest childhood memory?
Playing on the neighborhood trampoline.

When you were considering law school, what was Plan B? To become a geography professor.

What do you wish someone would invent?
A washing machine that would automatically transfer clothing to the dryer.

Do you prefer email, text, or a phone call?
Email. Emphatically, email!

When you look back into the past, what do you miss most?
Having more energy!

What is your most typical mood?

If you could have witnessed any event in history, what would it be? I would like to have witnessed biblical times so that there would be no question as to authenticity.

What were you doing in your last selfie?
At a restaurant with my family.

What question do you most often ask yourself?
Why. Simply, why??!!

If you could trade places with someone for a day, who would that be?
Gisele Bundchen (for obvious reasons).

What’s the most awe-inspiring place you’ve ever been?
Mont. St. Michel, Normandy, France. I watched the tide roll in and it was incredible.

What’s something you changed your mind about recently?
An outfit to wear.

What is your proudest moment as a lawyer? Prevailing in my first custody trial.

What word do you overuse? It would be impolite to say.

What is one thing you would like to learn to do? I would love to learn to rock climb.

What is something most people don’t know about you?
I spent the last year learning to box.

What is the best advice you ever received?
Don’t be intimidated. People are not as smart as you may think.