Lisa Kirsch Satawa

Kirsch Daskas Law Group PLLC
1133 West Long Lake Road, Suite 150
Bloomfield Hills, MI 48302
(248) 792-3060


CSC  Criminal Sexual Conduct
Juvenile Criminal Defense
Child Abuse
Family Law
Internet Crimes
Protective Services Defense
Child Protection
Termination of Parental Rights


Detroit College of Law, Detroit, Michigan
J.D. - 1994
Boston University
B.A. - 1987

Bar Admissions

Michigan, 1995
U.S. District Court Eastern District of Michigan, 1995
U.S. Court of Appeals 6th Circuit, 2003

Certified Legal Specialties

Certified adoption attorney

Professional Associations

Oakland County Bar Association, Member, Criminal and Children's Law Committee
State Bar of Michigan, Children's Law, Criminal Law, Young Lawyers, Family Law Sections, Member, 1996 to 2003
State Bar of Michigan, Children's Law Section Counsel, Member, 1996 to 2003
National Association, Member, Counsel for Children
Criminal Defense Attorneys of Michigan, Member, Board of Directors
National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, Juvenile Law Committee
National Child Abuse Defense Resource Center
National Association, Criminal Defense Attorneys
Oakland Country Bar Association, Juvenile Law Committee
Oakland County Bar Association, Juvenile Law Committee
National Counsel for Children

Current Employment Position

Lisa B. Kirsch Satawa, PLLC - Chief Criminal Defender, 2015
Kirsch Daskas Law Group, PLLC- Partner, 2015
LKS Trial Consulting, Consultant, 2012

Past Positions

Kirsch & Satawa PC, Principal Attorney, 1995 to 2013
Clark Hill, PLC, Member, 2013 to 2015


Michigan State Bar, Kimberly Cahill Young Leadership Award
Criminal Defense Attorneys of Michigan Right to Counsel Award
Elite Advocate Criminal Law
Top 5% America’s Most Honored Professionals
Hour Detroit, Top Women Attorneys in Michigan
National Association of Distinguished Counsel, Nation’s Top 1%
American Institute of Family Law Attorneys Client Satisfaction Award
Crain’s Detroit Business, Michigan Top 50 Women Lawyers


Collateral Consequences of Criminal Behavior: Central Registry & Family Law, 2020
Questioning Child Hearsay Witnesses, 2019
Child Witness Issues, 2019
The IEP Development Process, 2019
Issue Spotting and Choosing Experts- How Do I Know What I Need and Who Can Teach the Jury, 2018
Cross-examination of Child Witnesses, 2018
Intro to Criminal Sexual Conduct, 2017
Thematic Cross Examination, 2017
Bulletproofing and Shooting to Kill, 2017
Child Witnesses: A Linguistic Approach to Cross Examination, 2016
Reviewing Child Forensic Interviews: An Overview with tips to be a successful expert in this area, 2016
Forensic Interviewing, Suggestibility of Children and Cross Examination of Child Witnesses, 2015
Expert Witnesses: Bulletproofing yours while attacking theirs!, 2015
A Primer on Child Witness Issues, 2015
Hey Little Girl, Have a Praline: Cross Examining Children, 2015
Filtering, Facts, Fibs and Fantasy: Child and Expert Witnesses, 2009
Filtering Facts, Fibs, Fantasy: Child and Expert Witnesses, 2010
: An Age Based Approach to Cross-Examination of Child Witnesses, 2012
They Are Only Kids... A Primer on Child Witnesses and Forensic Interviewing, 2012
Suggestibility and Forensic Interviewing of Children, 2013
. Do Little People Lie in Court?, 2013
Examination of Child Witnesses, 2013
The Michigan Forensic Interviewing Protocol and Handling Child Witnesses, 2014
Protecting Employers/ Corporations from Employee Misconduct, 2014
Cross examining, Understanding and Analyzing Child’s Statements; Forensic Interviewing Protocols, Suggestibility and Linguistics to Combat Child Sexual Assault Allegations, 2014
Sexual Assault Update, 2014
Creative Sentencing in Sexual Assault Cases
, M and M, Prosecutorial Misconduct and Mistrial
Social Work in Court, 2001
A is for Attorney, 2005 to Present
Speaker Criminal Defense Attorneys of Michigan Trial College August 2011, Cross Examination, 2011
Speaker Criminal Defense Attorneys of Michigan Trial College August 2012, Closing Arguments, 2012