Lisa Smith

speaker Lisa Smith

Addiction, for one, does not discriminate. It’s all around us.

Lisa Smith is the author of Girl Walk Out of a Bar: A Memoir, a personal story of her formative years as a high-functioning alcoholic and a drug abuser. She is currently the Deputy Executive Director and Director of Client Relations at Patterson Belknap Webb & Tyler LLP in New York City. Prior to moving to a legal administration role, she practiced as a corporate finance attorney at a large firm. Lisa’s writing has been published in numerous publications, including The Washington Post, The Chicago Tribune, Addiction.Com, and Women’s Health. She serves on the Advisory Board of’s Minds Over Matters mental health reporting project. Lisa is a frequent speaker on addiction and recovery, having been clean and sober for over 10 years.