Lisa Wayne

Adjunct Faculty

401 UCB
2450 Kittredge Loop Drive
Wolf Law Building
Boulder, CO  80309

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Educational Background:
J.D.   Pepperdine University College of Law   1985  
B.A.   University of Colorado   1981  
Lisa Monet Wayne is an attorney in private practice in both state and federal courts around the country. She is also "Of Counsel" to Gerash and Steiner P.C. She represents individuals and corporations in both the investigation phase and criminally accused capacity. Previously, Wayne was a Colorado State Public Defender for 13 years where she served as office head, training director, and senior trial attorney. She lectures nationally with NACDL, National Criminal Defense College, National Institute of Trial Advocates, American Bar Association, and other legal organizations.

Wayne is currently an adjunct law professor at the University of Colorado where she teaches trial advocacy, and she serves on faculty at the Trial Practice Institute at Harvard Law School, The National Criminal Defense College, and Cardoza Law School. Ms. Wayne is an advocate in all venues of the media addressing important issues confronting the criminally accused. She is a legal analyst for numerous media outlets including, ABC, CBS, CNN, and Fox regarding high profile cases around the country.

She is frequently quoted in print media such as the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, Washington Post, Detroit Free Press, and the AP wire. Ms. Wayne testified before the United States Sentencing Commission in 2012 against the implementation of the Federal Sentencing Guidelines as mandatory.

In 2005, Wayne was honored with the Robert J. Heeney Award, NACDL's most prestigious recognition. Wayne is the Past President of NACDL, a member of the Foundation of Criminal Justice, and serves on numerous committees around criminal justice issues.


Spring 2020 Trial Advocacy LAWS 6109-801
Spring 2019 Trial Advocacy LAWS 6109-801
Spring 2018 Trial Advocacy LAWS 6109-001
Spring 2017 Trial Advocacy LAWS 6109-001
Spring 2016 Trial Advocacy LAWS 6109-800
Spring 2015 Trial Advocacy LAWS 6109-800
Spring 2014 Trial Advocacy LAWS 6109-001
Spring 2013 Trial Advocacy LAWS 6109-002