Georgetown Law Journal, Executive Editor of the Annual Review of Criminal Procedure
University of California, Berkeley
B.A., Public Health with minor in Public Policy, 2018
All Michigan state courts
United States District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan
Marisa serves as an associate attorney, focusing her practice on Varnum’s family law and litigation teams. Within the family law group, Marisa has acquired substantial experience in handling diverse cases, including those related to minor guardianships, stepparent adoptions, child support, collaborative divorces, custody and parenting time disputes, property division, retirement benefits, same-sex divorces, personal protection orders, prenuptial agreements, and post-judgment issues. As a member of the litigation team, Marisa contributes to a diverse range of litigation cases and research matters, including business, property, environmental, criminal, construction, and contractual disputes.
Marisa’s experience prior to joining Varnum included a variety of experiences in the legal and public service sectors. While in law school, Marisa interned with the San Francisco Public Defender’s office where she assisted in the representation of juvenile clients. Additionally, she dedicated her time as a Guardian Ad Litem intern at the Children’s Law Center in Washington, D.C., offering litigation support in child welfare cases. Marisa was a member of the Georgetown Law Journal and participated in Georgetown’s Criminal Justice Clinic, where she gained valuable advocacy experience representing indigent defendants. Before attending law school, she interned with the World Health Organization and served as an AmeriCorps volunteer in Alaska. Marisa’s background in the public sector has equipped her with the skills necessary to navigate unique and challenging client matters.
State Bar of Michigan