The Law Offices of

Lisa Andrew Dubs

Recent Work

          2011 In the summer of 2013 Ms. Dubs was lead counsel in the first       degree capital murder trial State of NC v. Michael Lane Mead.  Mr. Mead was aquitted in all charges


  • 2009:  Beginning on February 9, 2009 Ms. Dubs will try the first degree murder trial of State of North Carolina v. Derek Morris Colson in Catawba County, NC.  


UPDATE:  This case was dismissed by the State after the defense sucessfully argued that statements of the defendant had been obtained in violation of his rights under the United States Constitution


  • 2008:  In February 2008 Ms. Dubs finished trying the first degree murder trial of a Cabarrus County woman who was charged with the the murders      of her her two children and the arson of her own home. 


  • 2007:  From May until July of 2007, Ms. Dubs tried the first degree murder trial of a Caldwell County dairy farmer charged with the death of his wife              who disappeared in December 2005. 


  • During this same period of time, Ms. Dubs has represented clients charged with serious sex offenses, rape, felonious assault, Breaking and Entering and Larceny, Embezzlement, Obtaining Property by False Pretenses, DWI and various traffic offenses and misdemeanors.

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Recent Presentations:

- Several times a year Ms. Dubs teaches at the the Capital College presented by NC Indigent Defense Service and the Center for Death Penalty litgation.  In addition Ms. Dubs has presented presentations to a range of audiences including the UNC Institute of Government, The NC Bar Association, the NC Public Defender's Conference and The Office of the Capital Defender.  Her presentations have been on various topics related to criminal law including the use of Forensic Evidence, the ethical considerations of evidence collection by the defense and jury selection.


- In September 2010 Ms. Dubs presented two lectures at the request of Amicus International on "The Death Penalty in the US" in London, England.


- In May, 2010, Ms. Dubs presented at a  Continuing Legal Education program on the topic of available discovery in Police Misconduct Cases, in Charlotte, NC


- In April 2010, Ms. Dubs presented at a Continuing Legal Education program sponsered by the NC Advocates for Justice on the topic of "Forensic Science, Fact or Fiction -  Arson cases"