About Judge Lisa Wexler

  • Currently serving as Your Probate Judge since November, 2013. Re-elected in 2014 and again in 2018

  • Kept her promise and gave up her local law practice to avoid conflicts of interest

  • Johns Hopkins University, BA with Honors

  • New York University School of Law, JD

  • American Jurisprudence Award for Excellence in Constitutional Law

  • Pro Bono Mediator for Probate Court system; Completed 40-hour mediation course at Quinnipiac School of Law; presented to Probate Judge colleagues on mediation

  • Published judicial opinions in the Quinnipiac School of Law Probate Journal

  • Westport Planning & Zoning Commission; Elected to Westport Zoning Board of Appeals

  • Award-winning Radio Broadcaster

  • Established broadcast internship program for high school students with special needs

  • Established summer intern program at Probate Court for high school and college students; participates in Staples HS Senior internship program

  • Co-Founder, Acorda Scientific Excellence Award, recognizing high school students for independent STEM research

  • Former Trustee of local JCCs and Synagogue

  • Award from CT Association of Foster & Adoptive Parents

  • Board Member of the Jeffrey Modell Foundation for Primary Immunodeficiency Research

  • Advisory Board Member of Jane Doe No More, devoted to erasing the stigma of sexual assault

  • Continuous Save the Children sponsor since 1986; Attended 5 orphanage missions in Dominican Republic

  • Co-Founder of Women In Power, CT

  • LWV of Westport 

  • Foundation Trustee, Kiwanis of Weston

  • Introduced pet therapy dog to probate court proceedings

  • Practiced relevant areas of law here in Westport for over 30 years, beginning her career at Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy

  • Member, CT State Bar and NY State Bar, CT and Fairfield County Bar Associations

  • Westport resident since 1989

  • Married 40 years to William Wexler; Mother of Jonathan and Joanna; Pet parent to bouncy bichons Shaina and Yofi