Lisa S. Lippiello

Lisa in a blue coatLisa S. Lippiello has over 30 years of experience in the criminal law field while now defending clients as a Massachusetts criminal defense lawyer. She has handled hundreds of criminal law cases involving serious misdemeanors and felonies in both the District and Superior Courts in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. As a retired Lieutenant with the New York City Police Department (NYPD), the insight and knowledge she gained through her experience are priceless to her practice of law today.

In 2006, Lisa was a staff attorney with the Public Defender’s Office of Massachusetts (Committee for Public Counsel Services). She handled hundreds of cases as a Northampton attorney and successfully defended people arrested for a variety of offenses, including, but not limited to, drug offenses, violent crimes, sex crimes, burglaries, larcenies, property damage, OUI/DUI, violation of restraining orders and probation violations.

Lisa also has extensive experience handling sexual harassment claims and employment discrimination cases. As a Lieutenant with the New York City Police Department and a Supervisor of Investigations with the Office of Equal Employment Opportunity, she has investigated hundreds of internal complaints of discrimination and sexual harassment in the workplace.

Her practice extends to personal injury, civil rights and LGBTQ related matters. Her practice is growing within the transgender community with many clients seeking Lisa’s steadfast commitment to equality and fairness within the LGBTQ community.

Lisa was featured in MassLive in an article about her distinct background and approach to law.


Lisa S. Lippiello received her B.A. from Hunter College in 1998 and her Masters of Public Administration from Marist College in 2002. In 2006, she earned a Juris Doctor from Western New England University School of Law as a four time scholarship recipient.

Court Admissions

Lisa Lippiello was admitted to the Massachusetts Bar in 2006 and practices in all District and Superior Courts in Massachusetts. In 2011, she was admitted to the United States District Court, District of Massachusetts.


Lisa lectures in various criminal law topics at Western New England University School of Law, Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education, and the Committee for Public Counsel Services. She also often serves as a judge for the Moot Courtroom at Western New England University School of Law.

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