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Lisa M. Tatum

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Business & Corporate Attorney in San Antonio, TX

LM Tatum, PLLC
111 Soledad Street, Suite 902
San Antonio, TX 78205
Phone: 210-249-2981
Fax: 210-569-6380
Email: Lisa M. Tatum
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2014
Selected to Rising Stars: 2007
Licensed in Texas Since: 1995
Practice Areas: Business/Corporate (50%), Employment & Labor (30%), Government Finance (20%)
Attorney Profile

As the principal and managing partner of LM Tatum, PLLC, of San Antonio, Texas, Lisa M. Tatum brings two decades of legal experience to a practice that focuses on public and government finance, local government, board governance, employment law, elder guardianships, and general and litigation counsel. Ms. Tatum's geographical practice area includes the entire state of Texas, focusing on San Antonio and outlying areas of south central Texas. Previously, she served as an assistant district attorney in Bexar County. She handled a variety of criminal cases, to include DUIs, violent crimes and drug charges.

Ms. Tatum earned her Bachelor of Arts from Smith College in 1991 and subsequently enrolled at Santa Clara University School of Law, where she received her Juris Doctor in 1994. As a member of the State Bar of Texas, she is admitted to practice in the state courts of that jurisdiction. She has also been admitted to practice before the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces.

Throughout her career, Ms. Tatum has distinguished herself from her peers. She has held the presidency of the State Bar of Texas, as 2013-2014 President, and serves as a member of its board of directors. Ms. Tatum previously worked as counsel to numerous governmental agencies throughout south central Texas, including the San Antonio Development Agency and the San Antonio Housing Authority.

Ms. Tatum is also a member of the American Bar Association, the National Bar Association, the Federal Bar Association – San Antonio Chapter and the National Association of Bond Lawyers. She is a former Vice Chair of the Commission for Lawyer Discipline of the State Bar of Texas and an alumnus of Leadership San Antonio. She is a member of her local area chambers and Rotary International. Ms. Tatum has also taught as an adjunct professor at the University of Texas at San Antonio.

About Lisa M. Tatum

First Admitted: 1995

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Scholarly Lectures/Writings

  • Adjunct Professor, University of Texas, San Antonio

Pro bono/Community Service

  • Member, Local Chambers and Rotary International

Bar/Professional Activity

  • Former Region V Director, National Bar Association, 2004
  • Member, National Bar Association, 2003
  • Member, San Antonio Bar Association, 1995
  • Member, Texas District and County Attorneys Association, 1995 - 2005
  • Immediate Past President, San Antonio Black Lawyers Association
  • African American Lawyer's, Section SBOT, 2001
  • Immediate Past Chair, African American Lawyer's, Section SBOT, 2004
  • Chair of the Board of Management, YMCA Southwestern Bell Branch
  • Board of Management, YMCA of San Antonio
  • Member, Bexar County Women's Bar Association, 2000
  • Member, San Antonio Black Lawyers Association, 1994
  • Member, Board of Directors, San Antonio Bar Association, 2000 - 2004
  • Chair, State Bar of Texas, African-American Lawyers Section
  • Appointee, State Bar Grievance Committee District 10
  • Member, Federal Bar Association, San Antonio Chapter, 2002
  • Member, American Bar Association, 1995
  • Board of Governors, National Bar Association, 2003
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for Armed Forces
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Texas
  • U.S. Bankruptcy Court Western District of Texas
  • U.S. Bankruptcy Court Southern District of Texas
  • U.S. Bankruptcy Court Northern District of Texas
  • U.S. Bankruptcy Court Eastern District of Texas
  • State Bar of Texas, 1995
  • Past President of the San Antonio Black Lawyers Association
  • Past Chair of African American Lawyers Section  
  • Former Director, State Bar of Texas
  • Commission for Lawyer Discipline 2010-2012, 2010
  • President, State Bar of Texas 2013-14, 2013

Educational Background

  • Smith College, Northampton, Massachusetts, B.A., 1991


  • Fellow, Texas Bar Foundation
  • Fellow, American Bar Foundation
  • Lisa Tatum has the privilege and honor of being selected as a Texas Rising Star by Super Lawyers in April 2007. This selection was featured in Texas Super Lawyers and in Texas Monthly in April 2007.    , Texas Rising Stars 2007, Texas Monthly
  • Lisa Tatum was featured in the Texas Bar Journal's 2006 "A Day in the Life of Texas Lawyers" article which followed selected Texas lawyers journaling a day in their lives., A Day in the Life of Texas Lawyers, Texas Bar Journal, 2006
  • Lisa Tatum was featured in The Horse’s Mouth, Being a Lawyer, Texas Monthly, July 2012., The Horse's Mouth, Texas Monthly, 21012

Other Outstanding Achievements

  • Outstanding Third Year Director of the State Bar of Texas, 2010

Industry Groups

  • Commercial Transactions
  • Employment
  • Outside General Counsel
  • Public Finance
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Office Location for Lisa M. Tatum

111 Soledad Street
Suite 902
San Antonio, TX 78205

Last Updated: 1/2/2019

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