Lisette M. McCormick, Esquire

Lisette M. McCormick, EsquireAttorney McCormick is currently serving as the Executive Director of the Pennsylvania Interbranch Commission for Gender, Racial and Ethnic Fairness where she directs the implementation of recommendations from the 2003 study on racial and gender bias by the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania.  Since her graduation from Duquesne University Law School in 1981, she has focused her career on public interest law, beginning with a position as a staff attorney for Neighborhood Legal Services Association in Pittsburgh, PA.  Following the defunding of the program in 1982, Attorney McCormick moved to the Allegheny County Public Defender's Office.  She served in the trial division there for several years before taking a position as Assistant Counsel and Deputy Attorney General for the Toxic Waste Unit of the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection.  Attorney McCormick later spent nine years in private practice with the law firm of Tabakin, Carroll and Curtin in Pittsburgh, focusing on environmental counseling and plaintiff's employment litigation.  She is a frequent lecturer on the findings of the Supreme Court study on racial and gender bias and is an active member of the Allegheny County Bar Association where she serves as a member of its Board of Governors, Immediate Past Chair of the Women in the Law Division and Co-Chair of the Diversity Committee.  Attorney McCormick also serves as an Adjunct Professor at Duquesne University School of Law and is active in community service, including volunteering as an attorney for victims of domestic violence in Protection from Abuse cases and serving on the Board of the Program for Female Defenders.  She is married to a plaintiff's employment attorney, Jim Carroll, and is the proud mother of three teenaged children.