For the past 30 years, Lisa Hu Barquist has practiced law in state and federal courts, public and private sectors, national and boutique law firms, on civil and criminal matters, and for several years serving as General Counsel for a food manufacturer and logistics company servicing major supermarket chains. Lisa’s most memorable experience was serving for 11 years as an Assistant United States Attorney prosecuting criminal narcotics violations and civil Medicare fraud in Miami, FL and Rochester, NY. The FBI, DEA, IRS, Bureau of Prisons, and local law enforcement officers recognized her for her service.
As an immigrant to this great country, having worked at her parents’ restaurant starting the age of 13, as a secretary/clerk during college summers, and on high-stress legal matters all honed Lisa to be the person and advocate she is now.
All matters – in life and law -- are dealt with eclectic approaches and persistence and grounded by her resolute belief system in what is right and just, and that she can achieve and overcome pretty much everything she undertakes.
· Florida Bar Committee on Rules of Civil Procedure (July 2013 to 2016).
· President-Elect, Asian Pacific American Bar Association - Southeast Region (July 2013).
· Chairwoman Ex-Officio Miami-Dade County Asian American Advisory Board (member/officer since 2007).
· Director/Officer of Florida China Chamber of Commerce (2006 to present).
· Member, Chinese Cultural Foundation and Chinese Cultural Association (2006 to present).
· Trust Member, Vizcaya Museum and Gardens Trust (2010-2011).
· Organizer: "CV/Resume Review & Mock Interview Workshop and Networking Event" for minority law students, hosted by the Gwen S. Cherry Black Women Lawyers Association (“GSCBWLA”), South Asian Bar Association (“SABA”), and the Asian Pacific American Bar Association.