Juvenile Law Center

Executive Director
Deputy Director and Chief Counsel
Associate Director
Child Welfare Policy Director
Senior Supervising Attorney
Staff Attorney
Staff Attorney
Staff Attorney
Staff Attorney
Staff Attorney
Zubrow Fellow
Zubrow Fellow
Juvenile Life without Parole Fellow
Stoneleigh Emerging Leader Fellow
Litigation Paralegal
Development Associate, Database Specialist
Youth Advocacy Program Manager
Marketing Manager and Digital Strategist
Director of Development
Youth Advocacy Program Manager
Director of Communications
Director of Operations
Operations Associate
Co-Founder and Executive Director Emeritus

Lisa B. Swaminathan, Esq.

Staff Attorney

Lisa joined Juvenile Law Center in August 2016 as a staff attorney.  Previously, Lisa was a litigation associate at Ballard Spahr where she represented clients in a variety of commercial disputes, including securities and construction matters.  Lisa maintained an active pro bono practice focused on expanding the protections afforded to property owners facing civil forfeiture claims. Prior to entering private practice, Lisa was a staff attorney in the Family Advocacy Unit of Community Legal Services, where she represented parents in child welfare cases and advocated for systemic change on behalf of court-involved families.

Lisa graduated with honors from Duke University School of Law where she was student note editor of the Alaska Law Review.  Lisa also holds a B.A. in International Studies and Business and a B.S. in Economics from the University of Pennsylvania.


Before attending law school, Lisa was the special projects assistant to the Chief Financial Officer of the School District of Philadelphia.


Articles and Publications by Lisa

Lisa Bolotin, When Parents Fight: Alaska's Presumption against Awarding Custody to Perpetrators of Domestic Violence, 25 Alaska L.R. 264 (2008).

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