Lisa Margul joined the Dallas offices of Baron & Budd in 2019 as an attorney in our Pharmaceutical Group. She brings her strong sense of professional responsibility, integrity and compassion to the representation of our clients who have incurred serious injuries after having a defective medical device implanted or taking a dangerous prescription drug.
Prior to joining Baron & Budd, Ms. Margul spent eight years as a staff attorney at Legal Aid of Northwest Texas in Dallas. There, she managed a full load of complex and high-conflict custody, divorce, and protective order cases from initial client intake through entry of final order and resolution of any post-judgment motions. One of the more notable cases she worked on during this time was the Child Protective Services case resulting from a 2008 CPS raid on a polygamous sect’s ranch in San Angelo, Texas. The raid and the eventual return of the children to their parents garnered national attention. Ms. Margul represented two of the mothers seeking to regain custody. In 2015 Lisa Margul took her wealth of experience and expertise to a private law firm, where she was the only family law attorney in the busy practice.
A calling to ensure equal access to justice for the underrepresented next led Ms. Margul to an almost two-year stint as an attorney with a criminal defense firm. When she found herself mostly defending traffic citations, she launched her own family law practice, where she focused on custody, child support and Child Protective Services cases that better met her need to speak out for children and parents who might otherwise have no voice against those who would mean them harm.
Lisa Margul received her bachelor’s degree at American University in Washington D.C., where she concentrated on an education rich in studies about how social science, psychiatry, morality and justice all intersect with the law. She purposely chose the Washington College of Law at American University for her law degree because of its human rights orientation. While in law school, Ms. Margul participated in the Marshall Brennan Constitutional Literacy program, in which law students teach constitutional law to underprivileged area high school students. Ms. Margul credits her time in law school with cementing a lifelong desire to bring a human rights-oriented approach to the practice of law. Throughout her legal career, she has focused on giving voice to the underdog and providing equal bargaining power to those in need, and she relishes the opportunity to bring that “people first” compassion to Baron & Budd clients across the country who have been harmed by drugs and devices manufactured by unscrupulous corporations.
When she’s not at work, Ms. Margul enjoys travel, reading mysteries and spending time with family. An inveterate animal lover, she is always on the lookout for a neglected or abandoned pet to add to her menagerie.
Washington College of Law, Washington, DC (J.D., 2006)
American University, Washington, DC (B.A. in Law & Society, 2001)
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