Passion. Experience. Diligence. Discretion. Results.


Lisa S. Core


Boston College Law School
Juris Doctor, 2003, with honors 

Dartmouth College
B.A., 1998


  • Massachusetts Association of Criminal Defense Attorneys
  • American Bar Association
  • Women's Bar Foundation
  • Essex County Bar Advocates Association


EXPERIENCE and Approach

Attorney Core has developed and sharpened her skills as a criminal defense attorney and developed her relationships in the court system for more than 15 years.  In the criminal justice system who you know can be as important as what you know.  Attorney Core strives to improve by keeping up on the latest developments in the law, litigation technology and investigative techniques.   

Whatever the charge, whatever your circumstances, Attorney Core gives each and every client the same dedication, professionalism and commitment to excellent advocacy.  Successful resolution of a case means something different to each client; Attorney Core will achieve the best outcome for you.

Appeals Court Clerk

After graduating from Boston College Law School, Attorney Core served as law clerk in the Massachusetts Appeals Court for Justice Kent Smith, and Justice Scott Kafker, who now sits on the Supreme Judicial Court.  While at the Appeals Court, Attorney Core developed strong research and writing skills and substantial relationships with the court staff and attorneys, which she uses to benefit her clients today.  

Commercial Litigation

From 2005 until 2007, Attorney Core worked as a litigator for two years at the large law firm of DLA Piper, in downtown Boston.  She learned how to be an aggressive advocate who uses rules, law and facts to her client's advantage.  Though her clients included multi-national corporations and government entities, she brings the skills she learned at DLA Piper to court with her today.  

Assistant District Attorney

Attorney Core spent six invaluable years from 2007 until 2013 prosecuting a wide variety of crimes as an Assistant District Attorney in the district and superior courts of Essex County.  As the supervisor of the busy Lynn District Court, she worked closely with investigators, police officers, witness advocates, probation officers, court clinicians and expert witnesses from the day a case was arraigned until it was resolved.  She visited crime scenes, interviewed witnesses and victims, and became and expert on the particular issues that each case involved.  Attorney Core relies on those relationships and skills to serve her clients today.   

       "Attorney Core has gone above and beyond any of my expectations.      I trust her with my life and would highly recommend her to anyone in need of legal help.  Most attorneys leave you feeling like a number. Not Attorney Core. She will have your back and make you feel as if you are her only client. "

- David W.

"I want to thank you for not giving up on me.  Without you I would've been talking into deaf ears.  ... You are truly good at what you do ... you're a hell of an attorney."

- Karl M.

"I am so blessed to have met you.  And not just because you are a BOSS lawyer.  But you are someone who really cares about other people."

- Carla D.