University of IllinoisB.A., 1975
University of IllinoisM.A., 1978
Arizona State University College of LawJ.D., 1992
- National Association of Women Lawyers, Outstanding Woman Law Graduate of Arizona State University Award
- Arizona State University Faculty Women's Association Distinguished Achievement in Graduate Studies Award
- Roger W. Perry Memorial Writing Competition Award
- Dean's Award
- Women Law Students' Association Outstanding Woman Graduate Award
- Snell & Wilmer Best Casenote Award
- The Best Lawyers in America
- Immigration Law (2005-present)
- Immigration Lawyer of the Year - Phoenix (2021)
- Immigration Lawyer of the Year - Phoenix (2015)
- Immigration Lawyer of the Year - Phoenix (2012)
- Arizona Business Magazine
- Most Influential Women in Arizona Business (2018)
- Global Law Experts
- Lawyer of the Year Award (Arizona) (2013)
- AV Peer Review Rated
- Southwest Super Lawyers
- Immigration (2007-2014, 2017-2018)
- The International Who's Who of Corporate Immigration Lawyers (2011-present)
- Named among the Top 25 Female lawyers in the Southwest (2013-2014)
- Selected Among Top 50 Arizona Lawyers (2011)
- Received the "Judge Learned Hand Emerging Leadership Award" (2002)
Lisa Duran practices exclusively in the area of immigration law. Her experience includes:
- Representing corporations in sponsoring foreign national professionals for employment-based non-immigrant and immigrant visas (“green cards”).
- Representing foreign national investors in obtaining E-1/E-2 non-immigrant visas.
- Representing foreign national investors in obtaining permanent residence through EB-5 investments in new businesses or Regional Centers.
- Representing foreign nationals in obtaining United States citizenship administratively and through federal court litigation.
- Representing employers charged with violating the Arizona Legal Workers Act (“LAWA”).
- Advising employers in connection with I-9 compliance and E-Verify.
- Representing employers in connection with I-9 inspections and other work site enforcement actions by the Department of Homeland Security and related litigation before the Office of the Chief Administrative Hearing Officer (“OCAHO”).
- Representing clients in federal mandamus and declaratory judgment actions involving immigration law and regulations.
- State Bar of Arizona, Immigration Section
- American Bar Association, Litigation Section
- American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA), Chair, Arizona Chapter, 1999-2001
- AILA California Service Center Liaison, 2001-2005
- AILA Nebraska Service Center Liaison, 2009-2013, 2015
- AILA Texas Service Center Liason, 2013-2014
- AILA Business Immigration Committee, 2015
- UMOM New Day Center, Board of Directors, 2011-2015
- Arizona State University Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law, Adjunct Professor, 1999-2000; 2009-2015
- Make-A-Wish Foundation of Arizona, Chair, Board of Directors, 2005-2006; Board Member, 2001-2008
- Panelist, “Beyond the Wall: Looking at the Present and Future of U.S. Immigration,” Arizona State University College of Law, March 1, 2017
- Panelist, “Hot Topics in Immigration,” ABA Law Practice Division and ABA Young Division Fall Meeting, October 11, 2013.
- Presenter, “Employer Compliance: Immigration, the Form I-9, and E-Verify,” Quarles & Brady Labor & Employment Seminar, January 24, 2012.
- Benjamin T. Kurten, Lisa D. Duran, “USCIS to Increase Employer Visits to Deter Visa Fraud”, Society of Human Resources Management Online Seminar, September 17, 2009.
- “The Illegal Immigration Issue: Are Schools Entering the Front Lines of the Debate?” Presented at the 33rd Arizona State School Boards Association Law Conference, September 11, 2009.
- Co-author, 2 "Arizona Appellate Handbook," Chapters 22 (“Justice of the Peace and Municipal Courts”) and 23 (“Justice Court Civil Appeals”); co-author, “The New Federal Disclosure and Limited Discovery Rules,” Arizona Attorney, December 1994.
- “Auditor Liability to Third Parties: Recent Developments in the Law of Negligence and Negligent Misrepresentation,” Hot Topics in Corporate Litigation (ABA Section of Litigation and the Division for Professional Education, 1993).
- Author, Note, “Limits on the Extraterritorial Reach of the Fourth Amendment: United States v. Verdugo-Urquidez, 110 S. Ct. 1056 (1990),” 23 Ariz. St. L. J. 261 (1991).