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Lisa R. Murray

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Family Law Attorney in Burlingame, CA

Chase, Berenstein and Murray, Counselors at Law
1220 Howard Avenue, Suite 250
Burlingame, CA 94010
Phone: 650-642-3897
Fax: 650-548-0565
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2006 - 2022
Licensed in California Since: 1987
Practice Areas: Family Law (50%), Alternative Dispute Resolution (50%)
Attorney Profile

With more than 30 years of legal experience, Lisa R. Murray of Chase, Berenstein and Murray, Counselors at Law, provides family law services from its law office in Burlingame, California.

Ms. Murray devotes her practice equally among family law mediation, Collaborative Practice and litigation. As the owner of Chase, Berenstein and Murray, Counselors at Law, she ensures that her focus is on helping clients resolve family issues amicably and equitably, especially when children are involved. She believes mediation and Collaboration Practice give parents more options when determining their children's future and how they will be cared for. However, she also knows that in some cases, litigation is the best way to resolve issues.

Not only is she experienced with litigation and mediation, she also practices the full team model of Collaborative Practice, where spouses can develop open communication and resolve their disputes without going to court. This is based on a belief that if communication problems are not addressed before the divorce negotiations, both parties could end up unsatisfied with the result. The Collaborative model includes working with financial, mental health, vocational and real estate professionals so that the couple receives the assistance they need to reach an efficient and satisfactory conclusion.

Ms. Murray is licensed in California and Hawaii, and she belongs to state and local bar associations' family law sections. She is also a member of the Collaborative Practice San Mateo County, Collaborative Practice San Francisco, and the International Academy of Collaborative Professionals. 

Practice Areas
  • 50%Family Law
  • 50%Alternative Dispute Resolution
Focus Areas

Dissolution, Divorce, Prenuptial Agreements, Marital Property, Mediation & Collaborative Law, Same Sex Family Law, Mediation


17 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2006 - 2022

About Lisa R. Murray

First Admitted: 1987, California

Professional Webpage:

Pro bono/Community Service

  • Member, Collaborative Practice San Mateo County
  • Since early in the 2010's, I have been presenting the Divorce Options Seminar, providing families with information about their process choices when going through a separation or divorce, and information about the divorce process itself.  Since Covid-19, we have been presenting information this seminar as a Webinar, which can make it more convenient for people to attend. If you are interested in attending a Divorce Options webinar, scheduling information can be found at   , 2020
  • Member, Collaborative Practice San Francisco
  • Member, International Academy of Collaborative Professionals

Bar/Professional Activity

  • U.S. District Court Northern District of California, 1987
  • California, 1987
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of California, 1987
  • U.S. District Court District of Hawaii, 2001
  • U.S. District Court Central District of California, 1987
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of California, 1987
  • Hawaii, 2001

Educational Background

  • Punahou Academy, Honolulu, Hawaii, 1980
  • Boston University, Boston, Massachusetts, B.A. in Political Science, Cum Laude, 1984

Special Licenses/Certifications

  • 16 hours of Collaborative Practice Training, plus continuing yearly education., 2003
  • 36 hours of Mediation Training, plus year continuing education. , 2003


  • The Eureka Award is awarded to honor those who “have made significant contributions and demonstration of abiding dedication to establishing and sustaining Collaborative Practice in California.” , Eurka Award, Collaborative Practice California, 2009

Industry Groups

  • Divorce
  • Families who want a separation
  • or legal separation process that honors their relationship and family.
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Office Location for Lisa R. Murray

1220 Howard Avenue
Suite 250
Burlingame, CA 94010

Phone: 650-642-3897

Fax: 650-548-0565

Last Updated: 1/20/2022

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