Lisa has been speaking on a variety of topics at events around the country since the early 1990’s. Whether she is bringing hoteliers and meeting planners up to date on the latest trends in the industry, or explaining her strategies for finding balance and joy each day, Lisa’s fun, funny and personal presentations are based on her thirty years as a litigator and twenty five years practicing in the hospitality industry.
Lisa’s audiences always give her high marks for her presentation style and her ability to explain complicated legal issues in terms that are accessible to everyone. While Lisa’s practice is limited to representation of hotels, she is regularly asked to speak at events for meeting planners and their customers who appreciate her ability to cover all sides and angles of the legal and business issues she is asked to address.
Lisa was selected as One of Meetings and Conventions Magazine’s Top 25 Women in the Meeting Industry, 2015:
“While Lisa Sommer Devlin has practiced law since 1984, she didn’t narrow her focus to hospitality until the early ’90s. Today, as principal in the Devlin Law Firm in Phoenix, she creates standardized hotel contracts, provides legal training for hotel sales staff and handles meetings-related litigation for major hotel chains such as Hilton, Marriott and Starwood.
Planners and suppliers alike flock to Devlin’s sessions at industry events and conventions, where she stresses one main message: The parties in hotel agreements need to communicate better at the start in order to avoid problems later.”