Email Lisa A. Bothwell Phone: 570-342-6100
Fax: 570-342-6147


Lisa Bothwell joined Myers, Brier & Kelly, LLP in 2015.  Her practice is concentrated in estate planning, estate and trust administration, and individual and corporate business and tax matters.

Lisa works extensively with individuals and families to develop and implement sophisticated estate plans customized for their unique needs and wishes.  Her practice includes planning for individuals with special needs.  Lisa counsels clients on the formation, operation, acquisition, and sale of closely-held businesses, along with business succession planning.  She has also represented clients in corporate tax audits.

Lisa earned her J.D. from the Boston University School of Law where she served as an Editor for the Professional Articles and Notes & Comments for the Review of Banking and Financial Law.  While in law school, Lisa completed an externship at the Office of Chief Counsel, Internal Revenue Service and was a member of the Sutherland Cup Moot Court team.  Prior to attending law school, Lisa was a paralegal at a boutique entertainment law firm in New York City.


  • Pennsylvania Bar Association
  • Lackawanna County Bar Association
  • Tax Preparer (pro-bono), Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program
  • Business Plan Review Committee, Women in Philanthropy, Scranton Area Community Foundation
  • Loan Review Committee, Women in Philanthropy, Scranton Area Community Foundation
  • Entrepreneurship Mentor, Women in Philanthropy, Scranton Area Community Foundation
  • Presenter, Women’s Entrepreneurship Center StartUp, The University of Scranton Small Business Development Center

Publications/Speaking Engagements:

  • Note, Aberration or Seminal Decision?: Examining the Impact of Zucker v. FDIC (In re BankUnited Financial Corp.) On Bankruptcy Law, 34 REV. BANKING & FIN. L. 369 (2014);
  • Arnold v. Life Partners, Inc.: Life Settlements are Securities in Texas, 33 REV. BANKING & FIN. L. 545 (2014).

Bar Admissions:

  • Pennsylvania
  • Massachusetts
  • U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania


  • J.D., Boston University School of Law, 2015
  • B.A., History, Political Science and Latin American Studies, Pennsylvania State University, 2008