Lisa Denise Campbell, a native of Tampa Florida, is a graduate of King High School. She received her undergraduate degree from Howard University, Washington, D.C. where she graduated cum laude with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Political Science and a minor in English. Ms. Campbell attended the University of Miami School of Law where she earned her juris doctorate in 1990.
Ms. Campbell was admitted to the Florida Bar in 1991 and began her legal career with the Office of the Public Defender, Thirteenth Judicial Circuit in Tampa, Florida. She was an assistant public defender from 1991 to 2005 serving the office in various capacities. She developed an extensive litigation background handling misdemeanor, juvenile, felony and capital cases, becoming a lead trial attorney and later serving as the Training and Recruitment Director for the office. From 2005 to 2008, Ms. Campbell was a partner in the law firm of Stewart, Twine and Campbell, P. A. where she handled criminal, civil, family and personal injury cases.
Ms. Campbell is a member of the Hillsborough County Bar Association, The George Edgecomb Bar Association, Hillsborough Association of Women Lawyers Board of Directors (2014-2015), National Bar Association, The Tampa Bay Inn of Court (past president), The Goldberg Inn of Court, the Supreme Court Committee on Standard Jury Instructions in Criminal Cases, the 13th Judicial Circuit Diversity Team Chair, Court Interpreter Certification Board; the Florida Bar Criminal Law Section, Executive Council; the Florida Bar Professional Ethics Committee (2015-2018) and the Hillsborough County Bar Association Bench Bar Committee (2015).
She also served on various community boards including the Hillsborough County Civil Service Board 1993-1997; Tampa Crossroads, Board Member (2006-2009); Hillsborough County Violence Prevention Collaborative Subcommittee (2014); and Solomon Boys and Girls Club Advisory Board. Ms. Campbell remains active in the Tampa Bay community.
On August 26, 2008, Ms. Campbell was elected to the Circuit Court bench and in January 2009, was sworn in as Circuit Judge for the Thirteenth Judicial Circuit, Hillsborough County, Florida. She is currently assigned to Circuit Court, Criminal Justice and Trial Division A.