HARRISBURG (May 18, 2021) — Lisa M. Benzie of the law firm of Navitsky, Olson & Wisneski LLP, Harrisburg, will begin a three-year term on the Pennsylvania Bar Association (PBA) Board of Governors at the conclusion of the association’s May 21 House of Delegates meeting.
Benzie will serve as the PBA zone governor representing Adams, Cumberland, Dauphin, Franklin, Juniata, Lancaster, Lebanon, Perry and York county lawyers.
Benzie is the currently serving as vice chair of the PBA Bylaws Committee and co-chair of the PBA Commission on Women in the Profession Legislative Committee. She serves on the PBA Civil Litigation Section Council and is a member of the Healthcare Law Committee and Nominating Committee.
Benzie is a past chair of the PBA House of Delegates, past co-chair of the PABAR-PAC, past co-chair of the Commission on Women in the Profession, past co-chair of the Health Law Committee and past chair of the Young Lawyers Division.
In 2019, Benzie received the Norton Award from the PBA Commission on Women in the Profession (WIP). Created in memory of Lynette Norton, a founding member of the WIP, the award recognizes and encourages female attorneys who excel in litigation skills and who are devoted to mentoring female lawyers.
Benzie served as the 2020 president of the Dauphin County Bar Association (DCBA) and is a past member of its Board of Directors. She has held leadership positions on a variety of committees, including 2012 co-chair of the DCBA Women in the Profession Committee. She spearheaded the creation of an annual award honoring the work of women member visionaries.
In addition, Benzie served as the 2017 president of the Pennsylvania Association for Justice (PAJ). She appointed a Women’s Committee and its co-chairs to provide opportunities for women members to network and share ideas. Additional leadership roles at the PAJ include service in various officer positions and as past chair of the New Lawyers’ Section, Workers’ Compensation Section and Legislative Committee.
Benzie’s practice focuses on representing plaintiffs in civil litigation, including medical malpractice, professional negligence and nursing home negligence.
Active in her community, Benzie served as the co-chair of the Salvation Army of Central Pennsylvania’s Shoe Strut Planning Committee and is a member of Women Involved. Benzie also volunteers as an assistant coach with the Camp Hill Girls Softball League.
Benzie received a B.S. from the University of Pittsburgh and a J.D. from Penn State Dickinson Law.
Founded in 1895, the Pennsylvania Bar Association strives to promote justice, professional excellence and respect for the law; improve public understanding of the legal system; facilitate access of legal services; and serve the lawyer members of the state's largest organized bar association.