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Lisa Ketai

Professional Experience
Lisa Ketai has had the privilege of practicing law for more than 30 years. She gained valuable courtroom and litigation experience during her tenure as equity partner in a well-respected Houston law firm, as senior litigation counsel for an international corporation, and as senior litigator for a large governmental entity. Throughout her long career, Lisa has handled a variety of cases including:

  • Cases involving Governmental Immunity and the Tort Claims Act
  • Condemnation/Eminent Domain/Inverse
  • Breach of Contract
  • Complex Commercial
  • Construction
  • Personal Injury
  • Product Liability
  • Premises Liability
  • Property Damage
  • Mass Tort
  • Environmental

Professional History

  • LK Mediation Services LLC  2018-present
  • Attorney/Mediator
  • The City of Houston Legal Department  2013-2018
  • Senior Assistant City Attorney II - Litigation
  • Chevron Phillips Chemical Company LP  2007-2013
  • Senior Health & Safety Litigation and Corporate Counsel
  • Beirne Maynard & Parsons, LLP  1997-2007
  • Equity Partner
  • Thompson Coburn  1995-1997
  • Managing Partner

Admitted to Practice

  • Supreme Court of the United States
  • Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals
  • Southern District of Texas
  • Western District of Texas
  • Northern District of Texas
  • Eastern District of Texas
  • State Bar of Texas

Professional Affiliations

  • Houston Bar Association – ADR Section, Litigation Section, Construction Law Section
  • Texas Association of Mediators
  • Texas Bar College
  • Texas Bar Foundation – Sustaining Life Fellow
  • Houston Bar Foundation – Fellow
  • Texas Minority Counsel Program Sponsor


  • A.A. White Dispute Resolution Center, Houston, Texas – Mediation Training
  • South Texas College of Law, Houston, Texas – J.D.
  • Oxford University, Magdalene College, Oxford, England – Summer Law Program
  • University of Texas School of Public Health Houston, Texas – M.S. Occupational Health
  • University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan – B.S. Natural Resources