With the intention of making a positive impact on the lives of others, Lisa Paine is a Partner at Phoenix-based Partner at Jaburg Wilk with a focus on estate planning, probate, trust administration and business transactions. Learn about Lisa Paine…
Hometown: Phoenix, Arizona
First job: My first job was selling newspaper subscriptions door to door in the eighth grade. I was out working the day Phoenix set the record for the hottest temperature – 122 degrees. I must have been crazy.
Favorite ways to spend your free time in AZ: I am a weekend warrior. I love hopping in the car, or minivan these days, and finding a new place to explore. I also enjoy spending down time relaxing in the pool in the backyard.
Person who has impacted your life the most and why: My husband and children have had the most profound impact on my life. They remind me to slow down and make conscious choices about what I commit to and how I spend my time.
Your biggest accomplishment in your eyes and why: Finding a career where I can help others and make a positive difference has always been a driving force in my life. I was able to fulfill those goals in my current law practice, which is my biggest accomplishment. I am a Partner at Jaburg Wilk here in Phoenix, and I focus my practice on estate planning, probate, trust administration and business transactions. I love working with families and business owners to help protect their interests and the interests of their loved ones. Active listening and forming relationships are key. I recognize that each situation is unique and listen to my clients’ concerns and goals before suggesting a path forward.
The biggest obstacle you have overcome: The biggest obstacle I have overcome is working my way through my undergraduate degree and my law degree. It was always important to me to complete my education with as little debt as possible, so I worked while going to school. My first year of law school, I worked a full-time job during the day, attended law school Monday through Thursday evening, and then did my studying on the weekend. I always stopped at 2 p.m. Sunday afternoon so my husband and I could do something fun together. Having such a short period of time each week to complete my studies forced me to really focus on the essentials and find ways to become efficient.
Someone who inspires you and why: I’m inspired by the teachers and education administrators who have worked endlessly, and at times thanklessly, to put systems in place to educate our children during the Covid pandemic. No system is perfect, but these educators immediately jumped into action when our schools shut down back in March 2020 and have been navigating uncertainty since then to support our students in an effective, but safe, manner.
Favorite quote: “It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood.” –Theodore Roosevelt
Advice to someone pursuing a career path in what you do: Invest in relationships with others pursing the same career path. It is invaluable to have someone to collaborate with on a challenging issue.
What you think makes someone fabulous: I really admire people who pursue a passion, whether it be a hobby, a profession, social reform, nonprofit work or anything else that drives them to better themselves or society.