Lisa Walton

J.D. · Case Western Reserve University Law School

Lisa Walton is a freelance writer at Nolo specializing in small business law. She is a graduate of James Madison University, Slippery Rock University, and Case Western Reserve University Law School.

Early career. Lisa started her career in Pittsburgh at Kirkpatrick & Lockhart where she practiced private finance, corporate and non-profit law. In 2001 she moved to Hermitage, PA, and worked at The Wallace Law firm before beginning her own practice. Lisa focused her practice on small business, employment law, and estates/elder care. She was an associate professor at Thiel College from 2004-2015, where she taught political science and legal studies and served as co-director of the Dietrich Honors Institute.

Nolo. Lisa joined Nolo as a freelancer in 2020. She loves writing about the law and making it accessible to others. Lisa is excited to contribute to Nolo to continue building their resource library and to help provide answers and insight into common legal questions.

Other pursuits. When she’s not writing for Nolo, Lisa writes about law, education, entrepreneurship, and productivity. She is a ghostwriter who creates website copy, blog posts, articles, emails, and books for clients. In her spare time, she runs, teaches Pilates, and writes YA novels and short stories.

Articles By Lisa Walton

Social Media Policy
Learn why your business needs a social media policy.
How to Run an Online Contest Giveaway
Learn how to set up a popular and successful online giveaway or raffle.
Rules for Running an Online Contest
Before you launch an online contest, you need to make sure your rules follow state and federal regulations and social media platform online contest requirements.
Rules for Using Customer Testimonials
Customer testimonials are a powerful marketing tool for your small business but there are some things you need to know.
Starting a Home-Based Business
Learn the basics of how to start a home business.