Lisa Wiseman

Probate Division
Title: Magistrate
Phone: 937-496-6680

­­Mag. Lisa WisemanMagistrate Lisa Wiseman serves to strengthen our community by protecting the interests of persons with incapacities, overseeing the administration of estates, and adjudicating probate matters fairly and efficiently.  She is appointed to the Supreme Court of Ohio’s Advocacy Committee on Language Services; is an active member of the Dayton Bar Association, the Ohio State Bar Association, and the Ohio Association of Magistrates; and co-leads the DBA’s Women in Law Section.


Prior to joining the Court, Magistrate Wiseman earned board certification as an estate planning, trust, and probate law specialist and partnership with an esteemed law firm serving individuals, families, and businesses across the Midwest.  She aptly advised clients on a broad range of personal, family, business succession, asset protection, and tax planning matters.  As part of her practice, Magistrate Wiseman authored articles for a variety of professional journals and news publications, such as the Dayton Business Journal, Dayton Bar Briefs, Dayton Daily News, as well as presented lectures at numerous professional, educational, charitable, and civic conferences and events.


Magistrate Wiseman believes that communities succeed when people are willing to commit their time, energy, and abilities to working together to make that happen.  She feels privileged and grateful to be able to serve our community in a meaningful way.   In addition to her professional efforts, Magistrate Wiseman actively contributes to our community through leadership and volunteerism.


Community Leadership and Professional Affiliations


  • Dayton Bar Association, Women in Law Section, Co-Chair
  • Dayton Bar Association, Estate Planning Trust & Probate Law Section
  • Dayton Bar Association, Inn of Court
  • Ohio State Bar Association
  • Ohio Association of Magistrates
  • Supreme Court of Ohio, Advocacy Committee on Language Services


  • American Cancer Society, Greene County Volunteer Leadership Council, President
  • American Cancer Society, Montgomery County Colorectal Cancer Task Force 
  • Centerville City Schools, Volunteer 
  • Children’s Medical Center of Dayton, Planned Giving Advisory Committee Member
  • Culture Works, Board of Trustees 
  • Dayton Art Institute, Associate Board
  • Dayton Art Institute, Planned Giving Committee Member
  • Dayton Bar Association, Estate Planning, Trust and Probate Law Committee, Chair
  • Dayton Bar Association, Bar Exam and Qualifications Committee Member
  • Epiphany Lutheran Church, Church Council Member
  • Hospice of Dayton, Committee Member
  • Partnership for Philanthropic Planning of Greater Dayton, President
  • Partnership for Philanthropic Planning of Greater Dayton, Program Committee, Chair
  • The Disability Foundation, Board of Directors
  • Wright State University Alumni Association, Board of Directors
  • Wright State University, Planned Giving Advisory Council 

Awards, Recognitions, and Accomplishments

  • Board certified as a Specialist in estate planning, trust, and probate law by the Ohio State Bar Association Specialty Board
  • Best Lawyer in America, recognizing the leading attorneys within a geographical area and legal practice area - Best Lawyers
  • Super Lawyer Rising Star, recognizing the top up-and-coming attorneys in the state - Cincinnati Magazine


  • University of Dayton School of Law, Juris Doctor, Top 5%, 2001
  • Wright State University, Bachelor of Arts, Summa Cum Laude, 1998
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