Lisa Fadler is assistant dean of career and professional development and adjunct assistant professor of law. Before joining Wayne Law in 2022, she was assistant dean of career and professional development and visiting professor of law at the Western Michigan University Thomas M. Cooley Law School.
Expert in legal and medical professional liability and litigation, Dean Fadler has for years taught Evidence and courses in Professional and Personal Responsibility.
Before entering academia, Dean Fadler was a trial and appellate litigator at Collins, Einhorn, Farrell & Ulanoff, P.C. in Southfield, Michigan; Kitch, Saurbier, Drutchas & Wagner, P.C. in Detroit, Michigan; and Roberts, Perryman & Bomkamp, P.C. in St. Louis, Missouri. Throughout her career, Dean Fadler has represented lawyers, doctors, hospitals, and private corporations in the areas of malpractice and professional liability, insurance coverage, product liability, environmental law, and premises liability.
Dean Fadler earned her J.D. from St. Louis University and her B.A. from Kalamazoo College. She also studied at the University of Hanover, West Germany.
Dean Fadler has long professional affiliations with the State Bar of Michigan, the Detroit Bar Association, the Oakland County Bar Association, the American Bar Association, and the National Association for Law Placement. She also has extensive contacts with lawyers, law firms, courts, prosecutors' and defenders' offices, and corporate and governmental legal departments across the nation.
She has been named a Life Fellow of the Oakland County Bar Foundation and has devoted substantial effort to mentoring prospective law students. She serves as a member of the Kalamazoo College Pre-Law Society and Alumni Career Mentoring Network, where she has spoken to undergraduate students about law careers. She has also served as a mentor to the Walled Lake Consolidated Schools, where she sponsors an annual scholarship, Pontiac High School, and the Brighton Area Schools.
Degrees and Certifications
J.D., St. Louis University, St, Louis, MO
B.A., Kalamazoo College, Kalamazoo, MI
Admitted to the State Bar of Michigan
Admitted to the Bar of the United States Supreme Court
Admitted to the Illinois and Missouri Bars (currently inactive)
Personal and Professional Responsibility