Alisa joined Hallett Whipple Weyrens in February 2023. Prior to joining the firm, she spent over six years with the Georgia Public Defender Council representing indigent defendants charged with criminal offenses in the Atlantic Judicial Circuit of Georgia. In her capacity has an Assistant Public Defender, she represented criminal defendants in hundreds of court hearings, from first appearances through sentencing, as well as probation revocations. Alisa is an experienced litigator with significant jury trial experience. She has served as lead council on multiple jury trials for charges punishable with life sentences. Alisa also has experience representing plaintiffs in personal injury and other tort matters.
Alisa attended Walter F. George School of Law at Mercer University, where she was a scholarship recipient in recognition of her academic achievements. Throughout her time in law school, Alisa worked with the Georgia Capital Defenders, representing criminal defendants in death penalty cases. She was a member of Mercer Law Review. Prior to law school, Alisa graduated from Florida State University with a Bachelor's degree in Criminology & Criminal Justice, with a minor in Psychology.
At HWW, Alisa's practice is focused on representing criminal defendants in State and Federal Court. She also represents plaintiffs in personal injury and other civil litigation matters.
Alisa is admitted to practice in Maine State and Federal Courts, as well as the State of Georgia. She lives in Scarborough with her family. In her free time, Alisa enjoys running and reading historical fiction novels.