- JD University of Houston Law Center
- MA Penn State University
- MSS U.S. Army War College
- BA University of Texas Arlington
- Washington DC
- Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces
- Military Law
- Washington DC
Lisa M. Windsor, Esq.
After working for 22 years with the Judge Advocate General's Corps, Lisa retired as an Army Colonel and joined Tully Rinckey PLLC to continue practicing military law and serving the military community. Throughout Lisa's long military career, she was privileged to serve in many capacities, including military criminal defense counsel, legal assistance attorney, government representative in courts-martial and administrative separation boards, command legal advisor, deputy staff judge advocate and faculty instructor. She has special expertise in the areas of military criminal law and government ethics.
As a defense counsel for 9th Infantry Division and 1st Corps, and senior trial counsel for 1st Cavalry Division, Lisa has personally tried over 75 courts-martial and represented the government in over 100 administrative hearings. She has personally investigated dozens of cases and conducted countless witness interviews. As a litigator, she concentrated on offenses of child sexual abuse, drug distribution and aggravated assault. She also has worked on cases involving the mental incapacity defense. With her JAG experience, Lisa is very familiar with how government attorneys will approach active and veteran service members' cases, and she can incorporate this knowledge into an aggressive criminal defense strategy.
Lisa brings decades of expertise to Tully Rinckey PLLC where she continues her tenacity for achieving the best outcome possible for her clients, no matter the case. As a prosecutor, Lisa boasted a 99% win record and as a defense attorney at Ft. Lewis, Lisa held the record for least amount of jail time amassed for her clients. Dubbed by her supervisors as “The Yelling Rose of Texas”, no client of Lisa was sentenced to over 24 months in jail. Additionally, Lisa has represented clients in over 100 separation boards and served as legal advisor on hundreds of cases.
In the four-year period before Lisa joined Tully Rinckey PLLC, she served as a training branch chief for the U.S. Army Reserve Legal Command (LC) and a faculty instructor at the U.S. Army War College. At LC, she was responsible for the training and development of over 1,700 reserve attorneys, paralegals and legal administrators. For the seven-year period prior to this training experience, she served as a deputy staff judge advocate for the 63rd Regional Readiness Command and the 9th Regional Support Command. For years, Lisa has supervised, led and trained military attorneys and advised military commanders, and she will pull from this experience when squaring off against government prosecutors in court to defend the rights of service members.
Lisa received her juris doctorate from the University of Houston Law Center. Additionally, she received a master's of strategic studies from the U.S. Army War College, a master's degree in applied clinical psychology from Penn State and a bachelor's degree from the University of Texas Arlington. Her numerous military awards include the Legion of Merit and Meritorious Service Medal with silver oak cluster. She has also written research papers on secondary traumatization in military spouses, the affects of combat, sexual assault and post-traumatic stress disorder in female veterans and the effectiveness of current interrogation methods on Islamic fundamentalists.
Lisa currently lives in Washington, D.C. and has served as a volunteer with Habitat for Humanity, the Hawaii International Film Festival and the LA Harbor International Film Festival. She is a member of the Texas Bar Association – Military Law Section and a lifelong member of the U. S. Army War College Alumni Association.
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The female midshipman accusing three ex-U.S. Naval Academy midshipmen of rape ended testifying after her lawyer called defense lawyers’ questioning repetitive. The midshipman concluded her testimony Sunday after the proceeding was recessed Saturday when the woman’s attorney told the presiding …
On the Record / March 4, 2015 Company Connections Tully Rinckey was recently certified by the Division of Service-Disabled Veterans’ Business Development as a Service-Disabled, Veteran-Owned Business under a state law passed last year.
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When is bystander a conspirator? By, Mathew B. Tully Q. If a service member knows some friends are stealing goods but does not report them, can he be charged with conspiracy? A. Conspiracy, a violation of Article 81 of …
By Lisa M. Windsor It’s said that love blossoms even in times of war. For the past decade, service members have had to celebrate Valentine’s Day while wars waged in Iraq and Afghanistan. Now with U.S. forces having been withdrawn …
By Lisa Marie Windsor ‘Tis the season for giving. Service members, however, must be very careful when giving gifts to superior officers, because when such presents are too valuable they could land subordinates on the military’s naughty list. As many …
By Lisa M. Windsor Six months into the federal government’s blitz on designer drugs, the military is making inroads in detecting synthetic marijuana users within its ranks. Citing statistics from the Armed Forces Medical Examiner System, Air Force Times reported …