Lisa S. Becker

Top rated Family Law attorney in Bethesda, Maryland

Offit Kurman
Lisa S. Becker
Offit Kurman

Practice Areas: Family Law, Schools & Education; view more

Licensed in Maryland since: 1996

Education: American University Washington College of Law

Selected to Super Lawyers: 2023 - 2024

Offit Kurman

7501 Wisconsin Ave
Suite 1000W
Bethesda, MD 20814 Visit website

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Lisa Seltzer Becker is a family and education law attorney at the law firm of Offit Kurman, which has multiple office locations in Maryland – Baltimore, , Columbia, Frederick and Bethesda. She serves clients throughout the entire state of Maryland, especially Montgomery County, from her office in Bethesda. Her practice area is focused on:

Family law: Divorce, custody issues, child support, alimony, post-divorce enforcements, domestic violence and protective orders, same-sex marriage and separation, and premarital and post-marital agreements

Education law: Title IX matters, sexual harassment, academic misconduct, expulsion hearings, special education and disciplinary matters, students’ rights and student honor council hearings

Graduating with a B.A. in government and politics from University of Maryland, Ms. Becker went on to earn her law degree from the American University Washington College of Law in 1995. She is licensed to practice in Maryland (1996), the District of Columbia (2000) and the U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland. 

A seasoned attorney with more than 25 years of experience, Ms. Becker is a skilled mediator with admirable negotiation skills. She strives to reach a reasonable resolution to all her cases, nevertheless, she is an aggressive advocate for her clients’ rights in the courtroom. Her clients view her as a compassionate lawyer who is ready to listen to their needs and reach a practical solution with their best interests in mind. Moreover, she has helped several students from getting expelled, obtained settlements and removed suspension records that could affect the student’s future.

Recognized by the legal community as an experienced practitioner, Ms. Becker has been listed among the Top Attorneys in both family law and education categories by the Bethesda Magazine & Bethesda Beat. She also holds a “Superb” rating on Avvo, in addition to numerous five-star client reviews and peer endorsements.

An active affiliate in legal associations, Ms. Becker is a co-chair of the Bar Association of Montgomery County’s Education Law Section. She is also a member of the Legal Task Force and Legal Access Committee of the Jewish Coalition Against Domestic Abuse. Sharing her legal knowledge with young attorneys, she often presents at seminars and continuing legal education programs conducted by the National Business Institute.

Practice areas

Family Law, Schools & Education

Focus areas

Alimony & Spousal Support, Child Support, Custody & Visitation, Dissolution, Divorce, Domestic Violence, Education, Marital Property, Mediation & Collaborative Law, Name Change, Paternity, Prenuptial Agreements, Same Sex Family Law, Schools

  • 60% Family Law
  • 40% Schools & Education

First Admitted: 1996, Maryland

Professional Webpage: https://www.offitkurman.com/attorney/lisa-becker/

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Educational Background:
  • University of Maryland, College Park, B.A. Government & Politics, 1987
Special Licenses/Certifications:
  • Divorce Mediation Training, 2014
  • Collaborative Divorce Interdisciplinary Team Training, 2006
Pro bono/Community Service:
  • Board of Directors, Jewish Coalition Against Domestic Abuse (JCADA) (2013-2019), 2019
  • JCADA Legal Access Task Force (2014-2019), 2019
  • JCADA Legal Access Committee (since 2015), 2018
Honors/Awards:
  • School/Education , Top Attorney, Bethesda Magazine, 2021
  • Family Law and School/Education, Top Attorney, Bethesda Magazine, 2019
Scholarly Lectures/Writings:
  • Presentation regarding legal issues faced by college students, including the college disciplinary process, Title IX, and academic misconduct, April 2022. , Speaker, Things to Know About College Before You Get There (part 2), Bethesda-Chevy Chase High School PTSA, Education Law, 2023
  • Presented at CLE for family law attorneys on handling family law cases involving children with special needs, December, 2022., CLE instructor, Family Law Cases Involving Children with Special Needs, Bar Association of Montgomery County, Family Law Section, Family Law, Special Needs, 2022
  • Presented on college Title IX process, concerning evidentiary and burden of proof issues, before the Practical Applications in Forensic Psychiatry Grand Rounds Seminar, Department of Psychiatry, University of Pennsylvania., November, 2022., Speaker, Campus Sexual Assault/Title IX Adjudications: Balancing the Rights of the Accuser and the Accused: Evidentiary, Due Process, Standard of Proof and Clinical Considerations , University of Pennsylvania, Perelman School of Medicine, Department of Psychiatry, Title IX, Education Law, 2022
  • Presented on legal issues regarding students through Offit Kurman Breakfast Bar Series, February 2022., Speaker, Your Children's Education Rights, Offit Kurman Breakfast Bar Series, Education Law, 2022
  •  Presented on legal issues concerning school discipline in Offit Kurman webinar, February 2022., Speaker, School Discipline A-Z, Offit Kurman, P.A., Education Law, 2022
  • CLE instructor in Top Challenges in Maryland Family Law, July 2021., CLE instructor, Top Challenges in Maryland Family Law, National Business Institute, Inc., Family Law, 2021
  • Presented on issues concerning special education in webinar for parents of special needs children, March 2021., Speaker, Planning and Protections for the Special Needs Child, Offit Kurman, P.A., Special Needs, 2021
  • Presentation regarding legal issues faced by college students, including the college disciplinary process, Title IX, and academic misconduct, March 2021. , Speaker, Yikes! Your Child is Turning 18 and There's a Lot You and They Need to Know, Bethesda-Chevy Chase High School PTSA, Education Law, 2021
  • CLE instructor and co-author of manual on family law issues, Baltimore, MD, July 2019., Co-author of manual and CLE instructor , Family Law Start to Finish, National Business Institute, Inc., Family Law, 2019
  • CLE instructor and co-author of manual for IEP and 504 Plan Legal Workshop, NBI, Inc. CLE, Columbia, MD, May 2019.  , Co-author of manual and CLE instructor, IEP and 504 Plan Legal Workshop, National Business Institute, Inc., Special Education, 2019
  • Presentation regarding legal issues faced by college students, including the college disciplinary process, Title IX, and academic misconduct, February 2019. , Speaker, Yikes! Your Child is Turning 18 and There's a Lot You and They Need to Know, Bethesda-Chevy Chase High School PTSA, Education Law, 2019
  • CLE instructor on How the 504 Plan Process Works and 504 Plan Eligibility, Rockville, MD, March 2018., CLE instructor, Special Education Legal Updates, National Business Institute, Inc., Special Education, Education Law, 2018
Bar/Professional Activity:
  • Member, Family Law Section, Montgomery County Bar Association (since 1996), 2023
  • Member, Family Law Section, District of Columbia Bar Association (since 1998), 2023
  • Education Section Co-Chair (2016-2019), Bar Association of Montgomery County, 2019
  • Member, Simon E. Sobeloff Society (2011-2018), 2018
  • U.S. District Court, District Court of Maryland, 2004
  • District of Columbia, 2000
  • Maryland, 1996
Industry Groups:
  • Individuals
  • Schools

Office location for Lisa S. Becker

7501 Wisconsin Ave
Suite 1000W
Bethesda, MD 20814

Phone: 240-507-1780

Selections

2 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2023 - 2024

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