Lisa E. Chang
Lisa E. Chang is the Chief Legal Officer (CLO) and County Attorney for DeKalb County. As Chief Legal Officer, Lisa oversees the county’s Law Department, which provides legal support to the CEO, Board of Commissioners and departments and other entities of county government.
Prior to this role, Lisa spent most of her career litigating employment and commercial matters with large and small firms in New York City and Atlanta. Active in the community, Lisa is a past president of the National Asian Pacific American Bar Association and recently completed serving as a Vice President of the Georgia Legal Services Program. Lisa clerked for the Honorable James S. Holden, United States District Court for the District of Vermont, and she graduated as a Harlan Fiske Stone scholar from Columbia University School of Law and cum laude from Amherst College.
Departmental Summary – Law Department
Charged with assisting in the day-to-day operations of the county, the law department handles a broad spectrum of requests that include: drafting ordinances, reviewing contracts, handling tax appeals, counseling and defending employment actions, and facilitating real estate transactions. The department also assists in conducting strategic, long-range review from a legal perspective of various county policies and practices.