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Lisa Smith Presta, Esq.

Chair, UPMC Hamot Board of DirectorsImage of Lisa Smith Presta

Lisa Presta is a senior partner at the law firm of MacDonald Illig Jones & Britton LLP and the Chair of its Litigation Department. She handles complex, multiparty litigation matters involving commercial disputes, employment issues, and professional services in both state and federal courts. Via appointment by the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania, Ms. Presta serves on the statewide, 12-attorney Rules of Evidence Committee. She also serves by appointment on the federal Lawyers Advisory Committee of the Judicial Council of the Third Judicial Circuit, which comments on proposed rules and acts as a liaison between the Court and the legal community.

In addition to Ms. Presta’s role as chair of the UPMC Hamot Board of Directors, she is a past president of the Erie County Bar Association and the Achievement Center Board of Directors. She currently serves as a board member of the Erie Club.

Ms. Presta graduated from the University of Pittsburgh School of Law, the University of Pittsburgh, and Pennsylvania State University.