For fourteen years, Lisa Rogan’s belief in the principals of law enforcement made her an excellent police officer. Her devotion to helping at-risk youth made her a positive role model. Today, as a Deputy District Attorney for San Bernardino County and a person of incredible ethics and integrity, Lisa prosecutes felony gang crimes in the hope that her work will make her community’s streets a little safer.
Lisa decided to pursue a law degree at the University of La Verne in Southern California after realizing that the higher she was promoted within the police department, the further away she moved from the work she loved. Becoming an attorney allowed Lisa to interact with the public and stay involved with the practical application of the law, while also satisfying her ambition and allowing her to grow intellectually. And although she works with some of the best legal minds from around the country, she is never intimidated because she believes that her La Verne Law school education prepared her so well for being in the court room.
As a former police officer, Lisa brings a unique perspective to her job. She understands from her years in the field that sometimes good people do bad things. And while she believes that people need to be held accountable for their actions, she tries never to judge or to condemn. This philosophy has served her well and helps her maintain a positive outlook on life. She says her primary goal is to help her community, and this goal guides her not only in her work as an attorney, but also as a professor at La Verne Law where she teaches Appellate Advocacy and Honors Moot Court.
As a Deputy District Attorney with seven years under her belt, Lisa is satisfied with where her law degree has taken her. When asked whether law school changed her, she speaks of how her education broadened her perspective. While she enjoys her job, she maintains a “never say never” attitude and keeps all doors open. She is proud of her work and is a proud La Verne Law alum, confident in her own success and the promising futures of all graduates.