Lisa Hostetler Brown

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Estate Planning & Probate Attorney in Columbia, SC

LawyerLisa, LLC
 | 3202 Fernandina Road, Columbia, SC 29210
Phone: 803-563-8994
Fax: 888-958-7850
Selected To Rising Stars: 2014 - 2020
Licensed Since: 2007
Practice Areas:
  • Estate Planning & Probate (50%),
  • Elder Law (30%),
  • Estate & Trust Litigation (10%),
  • Real Estate: Consumer (10%)
Attorney Profile

The managing attorney of LawyerLisa, LLC, Lisa Hostetler handles cases of elder law, probate, estate planning, and wills and trusts for clients in Columbia, Lexington and Greenville. Certified by the National Elder Law Foundation as an elder law attorney, she was named one of the Best & Brightest 35 and Under honorees by the Columbia Business Monthly, and also named one of the “Influential Women in Business” with the Rising Star Award by the Columbia Regional Business Report. She is a Paul Harris Fellow of the Rotary Foundation and former Star of the Quarter for the South Carolina Bar Young Lawyers Division.

Ms. Hostetler is a licensed broker with real estate commission, an LLR-certified continuing legal education instructor and is also accredited as an attorney by the VA. In 2004, she graduated summa cum laude from Bethany College with a Bachelor of Arts and then earned a Juris Doctor from the University of South Carolina in 2007. For her commitment to legal ethics and professional accomplishments, she earned the highest possible peer rating of AV Preeminent* from Martindale-Hubbell.

She is a member of the Young Lawyers Division of the South Carolina Bar, a member of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys, the Richland County Bar Association, the Lexington County Bar Association and the North Carolina State Bar. Founder of the Young Real Estate Professionals of the Midlands, Ms. Hostetler has also been involved with the American Land Title Association and the Palmetto Land Title Association.

An active member of her community, she was a member of the board of directors for the Greater Irmo Chamber of Commerce and The Cooperative Ministry, and a closing attorney for Habitat for Humanity. Ms. Hostetler also volunteered for South Carolina Law Answers and was the president of Sherwood Forest, South Carolina.

* AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished and Martindale-Hubbell Notable are certification marks used under license in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell® is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Rating™ fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.

Practice Areas
  • 50%Estate Planning & Probate
  • 30%Elder Law
  • 10%Estate & Trust Litigation
  • 10%Real Estate
Focus Areas

Estate Planning, Guardianships & Conservatorships, Living Wills, Power of Attorney, Probate & Estate Administration, Trusts, Wills, Will Contests


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Rising Stars: 2014 - 2020

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Admitted: 2007, South Carolina

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  • Lisa was selected by Columbia Business Monthly to the 2016 class of the Best and Brightest, 35 and under., Best and Brightest, 35 and under, Columbia Business Monthly, 2016
  • Lisa was awarded the 2016 Halo Award by Habitat for Humanity., Halo Award, Habitat for Humanity, 2016
  • Leukemia & Lymphoma Society of the Midlands' Woman of the Year, 2017, Raised over $52,000 to benefit LLS, Recognized with Research Grant naming rights
  • Palmetto Land Title Association - J. Lee McDonald award for excellence, 2016
  • Irmo Chamber of Commerce "New Business of the Year", 2015
  • AV Peer Review Rated, Martindale-Hubbell
  • South Carolina Journal of International Law and Business, Business Editor
  • VA Accredited Attorney
  • Recognized in Estates & Tax and in Real Estate Standards for inclusion available at No payment was made in exchange for this designation., Legal Elite of the Midlands, Columbia Business Monthly, 2018
  • Lisa was awarded the J. Lee McDonald award for excellence by the Palmetto Land Title Association., J. Lee McDonald award for excellence, Palmetto Land Title Association, 2016
  • Certified Elder Law Attorney*, *Certified as an Elder Law Attorney by the National Elder Law Foundation, the only organization approved by the American Bar Association to certify elder law attorneys
  • Best of Free Times, Best Law Firm Runner up, 2017
  • Habitat for Humanity - Halo Award, 2016
  • Rising Star, Super Lawyers, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018
  • Legal Elite of the Midlands, Columbia Business Monthly, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015,2016, Recognized in Trusts & Estates and Real Estate categories
  • University of South Carolina School of Law - Dean's List
  • LLR Certified Continuing Education Instructor, Licensed Broker with Real Estate Commission
  • Lisa earned her CELA designation from NELF., Certified Elder Law Attorney, National Elder Law Foundation, 2016
  • Lisa was recognized by The State Newspaper as a 20 Under 40 Honoree., 20 Under 40 Honoree, The State Newspaper, 2015
  • Leukemia & Lymphoma Society of the Midlands' Woman of the Year, 2017, Raised over $52,000 to benefit LLS, Recognized with Research Grant naming rights
  • Best and Brightest 35 and Under Honoree - Columbia Business Monthly, 2016
  • The State Newspaper's 20 Under 40 Honoree, 2015
  • "Influential Women in Business" Rising Star Award Winner - Columbia Regional Business Report, 2013
  • Rotary Foundation - Paul Harris Fellow
  • South Carolina Bar Young Lawyers Division - Star of the Quarter

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • North Carolina Bar
  • National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys - NAELA
  • Mortgage Lenders Association of Greater Columbia, Treasurer, 2011-2014
  • Palmetto Land Title Association Awards Committee Chair, Election Committee Chair, PALPAC Committee Chair 2016-2017, President 2015-2016, President-Elect 2014-2015, Scholarship Chair 2011-2014, Scholarship Committee 2008-2011
  • Alumna of The Washington Center, 2004
  • South Carolina Bar Young Lawyers Division of the South Carolina Bar
  • Irmo Chamber of Commerce, 2014-2017
  • Richland County Bar Association
  • South Carolina Women Lawyers Association
  • American Land Title Association
  • Risk Management Advisor to USC Phi Mu, Lambda Theta Chapter, 2009-2011
  • SC Bar Pro Bono Committee, 2011-2014
  • Lexington County Bar Association
  • National Elder Law Foundation - NELF
  • BIA of Central South Carolina, 2007-2016
  • Rotary Club of Five PointsBoard of Directors, 2010-2012, Fellowship Co-Chair, 2010-2013, Public Relations Chair, 2014-2016, Funds Disbursement Committee, 2014-2015
  • Young Real Estate Professionals of the Midlands, Founder, 2013

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • Rotary Club of Five Points Habitat for Humanity closing attorney and speaker
  • WREN Summit - Featured Speaker, 2019
  • Sherwood Forest SC, President 2017
  • South Carolina Bar Young Lawyers Division, Membership Publicity Committee, 2009, Cinderella Project Volunteer, 2008, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013-2014 Midlands Chair, 2014-2015 Statewide Chair, 2016, Edventure Summer Camp Volunteer, 2008
  • Rotary Club of Five Points, 2008-2017
  • The Cooperative Ministry, Board of Directors, 2012-2015
  • S.C. Law Answers, volunteer, 2013
  • Irmo Chamber of Commerce, Board of Directors, 2015-2017
  • Leadership Lexington County, Class of 2012, Chair of LICS (Lexington Interfaith Community Services) Project
  • Habitat for Humanity, Closing Attorney
  • Special Assistant Attorney General serving the Criminal Domestic Violence Pro Bono Prosecution Program
  • Chair of Law Clerk Committee, 2011-2014
  • 2017 Leukemia and Lymphoma Society Woman of the Year, raising over $52,000 to fight blood cancers., 2017
  • Leadership Columbia, Class of 2010 
  • South Carolina Bar - Law Related Education, Middle School Mock Trial Team Attorney Coach, 2008-2009, Mock Trial Judge, 2010
  • NAMI Walk Supporter
  • Young Leaders Society of the United Way, Co-Chair of RTT United Way Giving Campaign, 2013-2014

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

  • Irmo Sertoma Club, Guest Speaker, 2017
  • University of South Carolina School of Law, Guest Lecturer, 2015, 2016
  • University of South Carolina, Community Law Week Speaker, 2014, 2015, 2016
  • Co-presenter of the Real Estate Essentials CLE for the SC Bar, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017
  • Presenter and author of "10 Greatest Estate Planning Techniques" for the SC Bar on-demand program, 2015
  • LawyerLisa Real Estate School, SC LLR Certified Presenter, 2015, 2016, 2017
  • Habitat for Humanity class presenter on real estate and estate planning
  • First American Title Annual Seminar
  • Palmetto Land Title Association Annual Spring Convention: 2014 Probate Code Revisions & Other Tips & Tricks Every Lawyer Should Know, 2014
  • Palmetto Land Title Association Annual Spring Convention: Love & Marriage....and Title, 2015
  • Palmetto Land Title Association Annual Spring Convention: "It's a Matter of Trust" Probate Law and How it Affects Real Property, 2016
  • Law School for Non-Lawyers, Real Estate and Landlord-Tenant Law, 2015
  • Lunch and Learn Special Needs Trusts, 2013
  • Continuing Education Class: Estates and Trusts in Real Estate Transactions, 2013
  • Carolinas Council for Affordable Housing Annual Meeting ADA and Fair Housing Laws, 2012
  • Advanced Title Insurance Issues: Owners' and Lenders' Concerns and Advanced Issues in Due Diligence, 2012
  • Title Workshop: From Examination to Commitment, 2011
  • Advanced Real Estate, 2011
  • Annual Landlord-Tenant Law, 2011, 2016
  • University of South Carolina Paralegal Certificate Program, Contract Law Instructor, 2009-2016
  • YLD Diversity Seminar: Women in Law Taking Care of Business, Panelist, 2015
  • Women's Leadership Institute panelist: Women Entrepreneurs and the Law, 2016
  • 31st Annual Chicago Title Claims & Underwriting Seminar: "You Can't Always Get What You Want" Probate Panel, 2016
  • Rotary Club Speaker (various clubs), 2016, 2017 

Other Outstanding Achievements:

  • Best of Free Times, Best Law Firm Winner, 2018
  • 2019 “Phenom” Honoree - Columbia Regional Business Report, 2019

Educational Background:

  • Bethany College B.A. summa cum laude 2004 
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Office Location for Lisa Hostetler Brown

3202 Fernandina Road
Columbia, SC 29210

Phone: 803-563-8994

Fax: 888-958-7850

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Last Updated: 12/16/2019

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