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Lisa Kirsch Satawa

Lisa Kirsch Satawa

Zealous Defense of the Falsely Accused!
  • Criminal Law, Family Law, Juvenile Law ...
  • Michigan
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Biography

I'm Lisa B. Kirsch Satawa, and together with Christina Daskas (deceased), I founded Kirsch Daskas Law Group in 2015 with a mission close to our hearts: preventing wrongful convictions by defending against false allegations, one client at a time. Our vision wasn't just about legal representation; it was about nurturing young lawyers into compassionate advocates who see beyond the accusations to the person behind them.

Born in Detroit, MI in the 1960s, I was raised with invaluable lessons by my parents—lessons in the importance of a strong work ethic, humility, gratitude, and family. Married to criminal defense attorney Mark Satawa for nearly 30 years, we've made Bloomfield Hills our home, raising our two children, Megan, 23, and Justin, 21, along the way.

I have a passion for learning, especially at the intersection of law, psychology, medicine, and justice. Outside of work, I find joy in cooking, sailing, traveling, skiing, and sharing laughter with loved ones. As a hockey, softball, and baseball mom, I take pride in supporting my children's interests and serving as a mentor to aspiring young lawyers.

Teaching and making a difference are central to my life philosophy. I believe in doing one thing every day that makes you smile, and I strive to live by that mantra. My dedication to justice extends beyond the courtroom; I'm committed to being an ally, confidante, and voice for my clients as they navigate the complexities of the legal system.

Every day, I uphold the principles of the Constitution and advocate for justice. I'm deeply involved in supporting the community, including providing assistance to a disabled veteran and her four children. Offering discounted rates for veterans and individuals in recovery is another way I give back.

My professional journey has been diverse, but my purpose remains unchanged: to be a voice for the voiceless and a defender of justice.

Practice Areas
Criminal Law
Criminal Appeals, Drug Crimes, Expungement, Fraud, Gun Crimes, Internet Crimes, Sex Crimes, Theft, Violent Crimes
Family Law
Adoption, Child Custody, Child Support, Father's Rights, Guardianship & Conservatorship, Paternity, Prenups & Marital Agreements, Restraining Orders, Same Sex Family Law
Juvenile Law
Education Law
Domestic Violence
Domestic Violence Criminal Defense, Domestic Violence Restraining Orders, Victims Rights , Victims Rights
White Collar Crime
DUI & DWI
Divorce
Collaborative Law, Contested Divorce, Military Divorce, Property Division, Same Sex Divorce, Spousal Support & Alimony, Uncontested Divorce
Traffic Tickets
Suspended License
Bankruptcy
Chapter 13 Bankruptcy, Chapter 7 Bankruptcy, Debt Relief
Additional Practice Areas
  • Child Abuse
  • Sex Crimes
  • Protective Services
  • Termination of Parental Rights
  • CSC
  • Expungement
  • Firearms
Fees
  • Free Consultation
    Free Consultation with Client Engagement Specialists
  • Credit Cards Accepted
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Michigan
State Bar of Michigan
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Languages
  • English: Spoken, Written
  • Spanish: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
Chief Criminal Litigator
Kirsch Daskas Law Group PLLC
- Current
Chief Litigator and Advocate
Kirsch Daskas Law Group Full-time
- Current
KDLG is a full-service leading criminal defense and family law firm representing clients across MI, dedicated to guiding residents through pressing legal concerns. We understand that this may be one of the most difficult times of your life. We will partner with you through each stage of your case, ensuring that you have the information you need to confidently make important decisions. When you work with our firm, you can trust that you will receive ethical, qualified, and results-oriented representation. Led by Lisa Kirsch Satawa, Chief Litigator and Strategist, with nearly 30 years of experience, we defend individuals in cases of sexual assault and child abuse while advocating for custody and parental rights. Specializing in school law and education advocacy, we ensure a tailored approach to diverse learners. Our expertise spans Sex Crimes, Child Abuse, Firearms/Gun Rights, School Boards/Education Law, and Expungement. Trust KDLG to be your advocates for justice and protection.
Chief Criminal Litigator
Lisa B Kirsch Satawa PLLC
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Managing Partner/Chief Litigator
Kirsch Leach + Associates
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Innovative team approach to defending and protecting what matters most: Liberty, Family, Citizenship and Education!! Meet our firm!
Member
Clark Hill PLC
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Lisa is a criminal defense attorney specializing in consulting and defending allegations of child sexual assault and child abuse. She represents both adults and juveniles charged with crimes or individuals at risk of losing their children due to abuse or neglect. Her multi-state practice includes trials, consultation and appeals. Her unique multidisciplinary approach to this specialty focuses on linguistics, forensic interviewing, psychology and medicine coupled with the law.
Trainer and Trial Consultant
LKS Trial Consulting
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Trainer and trial consultant for attorneys handling cases involving child sexual assault, child abuse and other child witness issues. Forensic interview analysis, identification and evaluation of trial issues and necessity of experts. Develop effective cross-examination plans, focus groups and mock juries. Nationwide assistance available.
Partner
Kirsch & Satawa PC
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Specialize in defending falsely accused juveniles and adults in courts across Michigan, family law and child protective services issues.
Education
Detroit College of Law
J.D.
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Boston University
B.A.
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Awards
Influential Women of Law
Michigan Lawyers Weekly
Recognizing Excellence in Criminal Defense Law
Lawyers of Distinction
Kimberly Cahill Young Leadership Award
Michigan State Bar
Right to Counsel Award
Criminal Defense Attorneys of Michigan
Criminal Law
Elite Advocate
Top Women Attorneys in Michigan
Hour Detroit
2014, 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022
Nation’s Top 1%
National Association of Distinguished Counsel
2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2021, 2022
Client Satisfaction Award
American Institute of Family Law Attorneys
2016, 2020
Michigan Top 50 Women Lawyers
Crain’s Detroit Business
2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022
Michigan Super Lawyers
Super Lawyer
2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022, 2023
Top Attorney in Michigan
NYT
2011, 2012, 2014, 2018
Top Lawyers
Hour Detroit
2018, 2019, 2021, 2022
Excellene in the Field of Criminal Law
National Academy of Criminal Defense Attorneys
2017, 2019, 2020
Professional Associations
Oakland County Bar Association
Member
Current
Activities: Criminal and Children's Law Committee
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National Association
Counsel for Children
Current
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Criminal Defense Attorneys of Michigan
Board of Directors
Current
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National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
Juvenile Law Committee
Current
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National Child Abuse Defense Resource Center
Member
Current
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National Association
Criminal Defense Attorneys
Current
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Oakland Country Bar Association
Juvenile Law Committee
Current
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National Counsel for Children
Member
Current
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State Bar of Michigan
Member
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Activities: Children's Law, Criminal Law, Young Lawyers, Family Law Sections.
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State Bar of Michigan
Children's Law Section Counsel
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Websites & Blogs
Website
Law Firm Website
Blog
Kirsch Daskas Law Group
Contact & Map
Kirsch Daskas Law Group
Bloomfield Township Office
3883 Telegraph Rd
Suite 103
Bloomfield Township, MI 48302
Telephone: (248) 792-0450
Monday: 8:30 AM - 5 PM
Tuesday: 8:30 AM - 5 PM
Wednesday: 8:30 AM - 5 PM
Thursday: 8:30 AM - 5 PM
Friday: 8:30 AM - 5 PM
Saturday: Closed (Today)
Sunday: Closed
Kirsch Daskas Law Group
Big Rapids Office
302 South Warren Avenue Suite A1
Big Rapids, MI 49307
Telephone: (248) 792-0450
Monday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Tuesday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Wednesday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Thursday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Friday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Saturday: Closed (Today)
Sunday: Closed
Kirsch Daskas Law Group
Detroit Office
1939 Adelaide St Suite 204
Detroit, MI 48207
Telephone: (248) 792-0450
Monday: 8:30 AM - 5 PM
Tuesday: 8:30 AM - 5 PM
Wednesday: 8:30 AM - 5 PM
Thursday: 8:30 AM - 5 PM
Friday: 8:30 AM - 5 PM
Saturday: Closed (Today)
Sunday: Closed