Lisa R. Murray

Top rated Family Law attorney in Burlingame, California

Chase, Berenstein and Murray, Counselors at Law
Lisa R. Murray
Chase, Berenstein and Murray, Counselors at Law

Practice Areas: Family Law, Alternative Dispute Resolution; view more

Licensed in California since: 1987

Education: University of San Francisco School of Law

Selected to Super Lawyers: 2006 - 2023

Chase, Berenstein and Murray, Counselors at Law

1220 Howard Avenue
Suite 250
Burlingame, CA 94010 Visit website


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

Family Law, Alternative Dispute Resolution

Focus areas

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

  • 50% Family Law
  • 50% Alternative Dispute Resolution

First Admitted: 1987, California

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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.

Office location for Lisa R. Murray

1220 Howard Avenue
Suite 250
Burlingame, CA 94010

Phone: 650-642-3897


18 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2006 - 2023

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