Lisa N. Blitstein

“In the age of artificial intelligence and knowledge at your fingertips, your attorney must be more than an academic advocate. Creativity, empathy, and a scrupulous attention to detail make the difference between satisfactory and superior client outcomes, whether it be in the first discussion with a client or in the ultimate resolution of the case.”


Lisa Blitstein is an Associate in the Litigation practice at Miller, Miller & Canby, focusing on Land Use, Zoning, Eminent Domain, Real Estate, and Trusts & Estates.

Prior to joining the firm, Lisa completed an appellate clerkship with the Honorable Kathryn G. Graeff of the Appellate Court of Maryland.  With a breadth of experience drafting judicial opinions in multi-issue civil matters and high-profile disputes, Lisa understands the unique considerations required for complex cases to succeed on appeal.  In law school, Lisa developed her interest in litigation while clerking for Angelos Legal Group, P.C., where she collaborated with the firm’s attorneys to develop novel trial strategies and, in many cases, find desirable resolutions outside of the courtroom.

Lisa formerly served as a federal legal extern in the Office of General Counsel for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).  She generated written guidance for senior EPA leaders, with recommendations for the agency to more expansively investigate violations of federal nondiscrimination laws that result in disparate environmental impacts to air, water, and human health for communities across the United States.  Lisa’s research on environmental and energy laws, Materializing President Biden’s “Clean Energy Revolution” Through Federal Land Acquisitions, was awarded publication in the University of Baltimore Law Review

Lisa is admitted to practice law in Maryland and the District of Columbia.  She joined the legal profession after more than a decade of theatrical studies, including seven years of training as an actor at performing arts schools in Baltimore and extensive international travel as a Dean’s Scholar in Shakespeare with the George Washington University, where she earned her B.A. in communication.  She still frequents the theatre scene in her free time, and she can otherwise be found throwing axes with her axe league or zealously trying out new restaurants in the D.C. area.

Bar Admissions

  • Maryland
  • District of Columbia

Professional Affiliations

  • Maryland State Bar Association
  • Bar Association of Montgomery County
  • Member, Montgomery Chapter of the Simon E. Sobeloff Jewish Law Society
  • Adjunct Professor, University of Baltimore School of Law – National Environmental Moot Court


  • University of Baltimore School of Law, J.D., magna cum laude, 2022
  • The George Washington University, B.A., Communication, magma cum laude, 2019


Honors and Awards

  • Awardee, University of Baltimore Law Dean’s Citation, 2022
  • Distinguished Scholar, Royal Graham Shannonhouse III Honor Society
  • Feature, “Domestic Impacts of Climate Change,” University of Baltimore Law Magazine, 2022
  • First Place Winner, “Ecocritical Shakespeare,” The George Washington University Research Days, 2019
  • First Place Thesis Publication, The George Washington University Undergraduate Review, Vol. 2, 2019
  • Recipient, The George Washington University Undergraduate Research Award, 2018
  • Winner, The George Washington University DeWitt Clinton Croissant Prize, 2017 and 2018


Volunteer Work

Lisa enjoys volunteering with local environmental organizations, and she has led waterway cleanup and sustainable urban gardening projects.