Lischen focuses her practice on business and commercial litigation matters.
Passionate about effective advocacy in writing and speech, Lischen gained invaluable experience in litigation by interning for The Honorable Stephen R. Bough of the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Missouri and The Honorable Karen K. Mitchell of the Missouri Court of Appeals for the Western District. During law school, she was Editor-in-Chief of The Urban Lawyer and a staff member on the UMKC Law Review. Lischen also was a Shook, Hardy & Bacon Diversity Writing Fellow.
Before joining the legal profession, Lischen served with Teach For America, teaching reading and coaching debate at Alta Vista Charter School in Kansas City, Missouri. She held several leadership roles while teaching, including serving as 7th Grade Team Lead and a nonfiction learning team leader for Kansas City reading teachers. She also completed an internship in Teach for America’s office of the Senior Vice President and General Counsel, assisting with drafting the organization’s first data security breach policy and protocol and matters related to corporate compliance, contracts, employment and nonprofit law issues.
Lischen’s family founded Children Lifetime Educational Foundation (CLTEF) and Kick For Christ, both 501(c)(3) nonprofits. With the help of donors from Kansas City and other parts of the United States, CLTEF has built a school library in Liberia and is currently in the process of building a community center. Kick for Christ uses soccer to improve lives around the globe; annually, the Kick For Christ team travels to various countries hosting soccer camps, performing basic medical exams, and donating every day necessities to children and their families.