Lisa   Seltzer Becker
Principal

Contact

Phone: 240.507.1780
Fax: 240.507.1735
Mailing: 4800 Montgomery Lane ,
9th Floor , Bethesda , MD   20814
Linkedin: Lisa Becker

PRACTICE FOCUS

Lisa Seltzer Becker began practicing law in 1996.  Her practice has always focused on Family Law and Education Law.

In her Education practice, she has represented many students and families in school disciplinary matters, in both public and private schools.  Lisa is experienced in representing college students in campus sexual misconduct/Title IX cases, as well as academic misconduct (cheating and plagiarism) cases.  She routinely represents secondary and college students in suspension and expulsion hearings and appeals.  She has successfully prevented students from expulsion and has obtained settlements removing suspension from students’ records.  Lisa also handles bullying, school transfer and special education matters, as well as contract disputes with colleges and private schools.

As an experienced Family Law attorney, Lisa has helped numerous clients in Maryland and the District of Columbia with their divorce and custody matters.  Her practice includes representing high-asset and high-income individuals in divorce, representing clients in high-conflict divorces and custody cases, drafting and negotiating premarital and post-marital agreements, and handling post-divorce enforcement and custody modifications.  Lisa brings her education background to custody cases involving special needs children.  An experienced litigator, Lisa is also a trained Collaborative practitioner and a skilled negotiator.  She uses these skills whenever possible to reach an agreement outside the courtroom, so as to obtain the best outcome for her clients in the most cost-efficient manner.  Lisa is a trained mediator and offers this service for divorce and custody cases.

SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTS

  • Presenter, “Special Education Legal Updates,” NBI, Inc. seminar, Rockville, Maryland, March 2018
  • Presenter, CLE on Religion and Divorce. Family Law Section of the Bar Association of Montgomery County, September 2015
  • Presenter and co-author of manual, “Maryland Special Education Law,” NBI, Inc. seminar, Baltimore and Rockville, Maryland, June 2013

“I understand that my clients are often facing overwhelming and life-changing problems. I am compassionate to their needs while relentlessly advocating on their behalf.”

— Lisa Becker

Practice Areas

Additional Practice Areas

  • Education Law

Education & Admissions

  • J.D., Washington College of Law, American University
  • B.A., University of Maryland
  • Maryland
  • District of Columbia
  • U.S. District Court, District Court of Maryland

Activities

  • Co-chair, Education Law Section, Bar Association of Montgomery County
  • Member, Family Law Section, Bar Association of Montgomery County
  • Board Member, Jewish Coalition Against Domestic Abuse
  • Member of Legal Task Force and Legal Access Committee, Jewish Coalition Against Domestic Abuse

Posts

"Divorcing FERS: Refunds & Rollovers of FERS Contributions"

When negotiating a divorce property settlement with a spouse employed under the Federal Employment Retirement System (FERS), it is important…

"Ten Dos AND Don’ts: If You Are Accused of Campus Sexual Misconduct or are the Subject of a Title IX Investigation"

1. Call your parents and call an attorney experienced in college sexual misconduct cases immediately. Even if you are embarrassed,…