Lisa Harman-Wakefield has worked for attorneys, with attorneys, and as an attorney herself for most of her adult life. Beginning in high school, she worked for a law firm part time and then, after graduating from Guilford College, she worked with a large firm in Greensboro, North Carolina. Subsequently she moved on to a career as a legal assistant in New York and Los Angeles. In 1993 she graduated from Wake Forest University School of Law. Throughout law school she worked for a Winston-Salem attorney and was a law clerk for Ward and Smith in New Bern and Greenville. Following her law school graduation, she joined John Trimpi and Thomas P. Nash, IV in Elizabeth City, North Carolina.
In 2005 she opened her own office focusing exclusively on family law issues with the belief that families going through the turbulent issues surrounding a divorce deserve an attorney who will guide them through their difficulties with personal, responsive and compassionate advice, all while zealously protecting their interests.
Ms. Harman-Wakefield is an active member of the North Carolina Bar Association (Family Law Section) and the First Judicial District Bar (serving as its president from 2004 - 2006). She was an adjunct faculty member of the College of the Albemarle's paralegal program from 1996 - 1999 and a member of the Paralegal Advisory Committee at the College of the Albemarle during the same time. Since 1995 she has served as an Attorney Advocate for the First Judicial District's Guardian Ad Litem Program. From 1997 - 2008 she was the attorney for the Albemarle Child Support Enforcement Agency. She is on the board of the Northeastern North Carolina SPCA and the Arts of the Albemarle, and also serves as Chancellor for Christ Episcopal Church in Elizabeth City, North Carolina.