Senior Counsel

Lisa M. Saltzburg

Lisa Saltzburg represents individuals, government entities and institutional clients in complex securities and consumer fraud actions, public client litigation, and a variety of other consumer and commercial matters.


Lisa is an integral part of Motley Rice’s team of attorneys that represents dozens of states, cities, towns, counties and townships in the National Prescription Opiate Multidistrict Litigation against opioid manufacturers and distributors for alleged deceptive marketing and other business practices that contributed to the opioid crisis.

She is part of the BP Oil Spill litigation team, and helped people and businesses in Gulf Coast communities file claims through the new claims programs established by the two settlements reached with BP. Lisa also serves on the trial team for the Florida Engle tobacco litigation.

Prior to joining Motley Rice, Lisa was an associate attorney for a nonprofit advocacy organization, where she worked through law and policy to protect the environmental interests of the Southeast. She drafted briefs and other filings in South Carolina’s federal and state courts and worked with administrative agencies to prepare for hearings and mediation sessions. Lisa also served for two years as a judicial clerk for the Honorable Karen J. Williams of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit, where she developed valuable legal research and writing skills and gained experience involving a wide range of issues arising in civil and criminal cases.

Lisa held multiple positions in environmental organizations during law school, handling a broad array of constitutional, jurisdictional and environmental issues. She also served as an editor of the Stanford Law Review and as an executive editor of the Stanford Environmental Law Journal. A member of numerous organizations and societies, including the Stanford Environmental Law Society, Lisa attended the National Institute for Trial Advocacy's week-long Trial Advocacy College at the University of Virginia.

* Please remember that every case is different. Any result we achieve for one client in one matter does not necessarily indicate similar results can be obtained for other clients.

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  • J.D., Stanford Law School, 2006
  • B.A., with high distinction, University of California, Berkeley, 2003

Licensed In

  • Colorado
  • South Carolina

Admitted to Practice Before

  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth, Fifth and Eleventh Circuits
  • U.S. District Court for the District of South Carolina

Awards and Accolades

  • Super Lawyers®

    2016 South Carolina Super Lawyers® Rising Stars list
    Securities litigation, Class action/mass torts, Personal injury–products: plaintiff


Active Case

Opioid Litigation

The growing opioid epidemic crosses virtually all demographics, and with more than half a million related deaths recorded in the U.S. since 2015, the crisis has officially been declared a public health emergency.

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Corporate Takeover Litigation

When directors and officers of a public company decide to undertake a corporate transaction such as a merger, acquisition or leveraged buyout, we work with company shareholders to help maximize share value and to avoid conflicts of interest and corporate waste, providing them with the information needed to cast an informed vote.

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William H. Narwold

BP Oil Spill

On April 20, 2010, BP’s oil rig Deepwater Horizon exploded, killing 11 workers and spilling close to 5 million gallons of oil into the Gulf of Mexico. The spill caused untold and ongoing damage to the Gulf Coast residents and environment.

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