Lisa Gilbreath is an associate in the Environmental & Land Use and Energy Infrastructure Development, Acquisition & Financing practice groups. Lisa works on a wide variety of environmental and energy matters, offering clients strategic advice in regulatory, legislative, and judicial proceedings.

In her environmental practice, Lisa assists clients with numerous issues including energy project development permitting, environmental litigation, hazardous substances and hazardous waste management, and contaminated property remediation and cleanup. She has broad experience obtaining the regulatory approvals for large transmission projects, and works closely with her colleagues in the Energy Infrastructure practice group to provide clients with comprehensive transmission development and siting counsel. Lisa’s background in energy law gives her a unique ability to advise clients in matters that intersect environmental and energy law issues.

Prior to joining Pierce Atwood Lisa was a senior managing associate in the New York office of Dentons US LLP. There, she represented energy generation, distribution, transmission, and retail companies in a range of regulatory, litigation, and legislative matters. Lisa has also worked for state environmental agencies in California and Kansas, and interned with the Office of the Maine Attorney General in the Natural Resources and Government divisions.

At Pierce Atwood, Lisa is a member of the firm's Pro Bono Committee, and is dedicated to providing legal work for the public good.

Professional Activities

Member, Environmental Law Institute

Member, New York State Bar Association

Member, Energy Bar Association, Electricity Regulation Committee

Alumna, NARUC rate school, "The Basics Practical Regulatory Training for the Electric Industry"

Alumna, Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association Leadership Academy

Practice Areas

Lisa works on a wide variety of environmental and energy matters, offering clients strategic advice in regulatory, legislative, and judicial proceedings. She has broad experience obtaining the regulatory approvals for large transmission projects, and helps the Energy Infrastructure group provide clients with comprehensive transmission development and siting counsel. Lisa’s background in energy law gives her a unique ability to advise clients in matters that intersect environmental and energy law issues.