Managing Director

Managing Director

Lisa Foley is a highly experienced family law solicitor


“I'm one of those few people who actually loves their job, and I feel really lucky to be able to do what I do. I think one of the things I love the most about my work is getting people out of traumatic or conflict situations with as little fuss as possible.”
Lisa Foley
Managing Director


Lisa holds the position of Managing Director at DA Family Lawyers. Lisa holds a Bachelor of Arts and a Bachelor of Law with Honours from the Queensland University of Technology and has worked exclusively in family law and child protection law since her admission in 2006.

Lisa’s diverse experience includes: Brisbane CBD lawyer Lisa Foley

  • Parenting
  • International family law
  • Property Settlement
  • De facto property settlement
  • Divorce
  • Child support
  • Spousal Maintenance
  • Appeals
  • Domestic Violence Order proceedings
  • Child Protection Proceedings
  • Queensland Civil and Administrative Tribunal matters
  • Financial agreements including prenuptial agreements
  • Child Support Agreements

Lisa is experienced in appearing in the Federal Circuit Court of Australia, Family Court of Australia, the Children’s Court and Magistrates Courts.

Lisa has a special interest in international family law matters, including matters falling under the Hague Convention on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction. Lisa was actively involved in the well-publicised “Italian Sisters” international child abduction case.

Lisa is also a qualified collaborative law practitioner and believes in collaborative law and mediation as a successful alternative to litigation.

In 2016 Lisa presented a paper with barrister, Murray Green at the Family Law Residential entitled “The 1996 Hague Convention – What’s in its name”.

Lisa is an existing board member of the Family Law Practitioners Association of Queensland.  Lisa has been elected to the board of the Family Law Practitioners Association of Queensland for 2020 and 2021.

Professional background and education


  • Bachelor of Laws, Queensland University of Technology (Hons.)
  • Bachelor of Arts
  • Collaborative Practice


  • Queensland Supreme Court, 2006
  • High Court of Australia, 2006

Professional Memberships

  • Queensland Law Society
  • Family Law Practitioners’ Association of Queensland
  • Child Protection Practitioners’ Association (Qld)
  • Family Law Pathways Network
  • Queensland Collaborative Law
  • Family Law Council


Outside of work hours, Lisa is a gym instructor and enjoys spending time with her young family. Lisa thrives on juggling her working life with parenthood.

  • Leading Parenting & Children’s Matters Lawyers – Preeminent
  • Leading Family Law & Divorce Lawyers – Leading

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