Lisa Stevens is a member whose practice focuses on corporate bankruptcy, creditor rights, commercial litigation and insurance recovery. She has significant experience working with businesses in financial distress and has represented corporate debtors, lenders, secured creditors, and unsecured creditors in all aspects of litigation, deal making and dispute resolution.Prior to joining Yumkas, Vidmar, Sweeney & Mulrenin, Ms. Stevens represented corporate policyholders in insurance coverage disputes in state and federal courts throughout the country and abroad in international arbitration. She has been involved in all aspects of litigation and has successfully recovered millions of dollars for her clients. In addition to her insurance coverage work, Ms. Stevens has litigated complex commercial contract disputes and business-related torts.
Ms. Stevens is the Immediate Past Chair of the Greater Maryland Network of the International Women’s Insolvency and Restructuring Confederation. Prior to this position, she served as the Co-Chair, Co-Chair for the Events Committee and as an At-Large Director on the Board. She is actively involved in the Bankruptcy Bar Association of Maryland (“MBBA”) and serves as the Secretary with prior involvement as the Chapter Events Chair and member of the Board of Directors. Ms. Stevens has been involved in redesigning the MBBA’s website and has been a presenter for the MBBA’s monthly meetings and annual Spring Break events. In addition, she is the Co-Chair of the Community Service Committee and Board Member of the Anne Arundel Bar Association (“AABA”). She served on the planning committee for the 2019 and 2017 AABA Bar Weekends and has judged the annual AABA high school essay contest and moot court competition.
Ms. Stevens serves on the Judicial Nominating Committee for the Women’s Law Center of Maryland that reviews and recommends candidates for judicial positions throughout the State of Maryland. In addition, Ms. Stevens has been instrumental in the reestablishment of the Maryland Chapter of CARE (Credit Abuse Resistance Education), a national, nonprofit organization that focuses on helping schools, community organizations and others to provide meaningful financial literacy training to young people and their families.
Ms. Stevens served as a law clerk for The Honorable James P. Salmon of the Maryland Court of Special Appeals from 2004 to 2005. In 2003, she was a Rose Zetzer Fellow at the National Women’s Law Center and a summer associate at Dickstein Shapiro, LLC. During law school, Ms. Stevens was a research assistant for the Center for Health and Homeland Security and interned with The Honorable Andre M. Davis of the United States District Court for the District of Maryland.
Ms. Stevens received her J.D., with honors, from The University of Maryland School of Law, where she served as the Notes and Comments Editor of The Maryland Law Review. In addition, Ms. Stevens was awarded The Joseph Bernstein Prize for the most significant piece of legal writing submitted for publication in The Maryland Law Review during 2003 to 2004. She received her B.S., cum laude, in microbiology, with distinction, from The Ohio State University, where she was awarded the Presidential Leadership Citation Outstanding Senior Award and was inducted into the SPHINX Senior Honorary.