Meet Lisa Grayson

Candidate for Cumberland County Court of Common Pleas Judge

Grayson, a seasoned attorney, has more than 22-years’ experience practicing law in Cumberland County and throughout Pennsylvania. Her beginning years included an internship at the Cumberland County District Attorney’s office and the Prison Clinic at Dickinson School of Law. She spent over a decade in private practice in trial and appellate courts concentrating in real estate, estate planning and probate, municipal, family law and child abuse cases. After closing her private practice, Grayson went to the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania as a Federal Court Staff Attorney working pro se (unrepresented defendants) and habeas corpus (death penalty) cases. Lisa’s military career spans 33-years from enlistment through commissioning and appointment as a Judge Advocate General (JAG) officer. Her military service has allowed her to practice law in many states across the Nation and around the world.

First elected in 2013 and re-elected in 2017, Lisa currently serves as the Register of Wills and Clerk of the Orphans’ Court.  As the Register, a quasi-judicial position, Lisa makes judicial decisions daily on filings that come into the office. She presides over hearings, rules on evidence, makes findings of facts and legal determinations, and issues opinions and decrees. Her opinions have been cited by attorneys and fellow Registers, reflecting her strong command of the law while recognizing the sensitive nature of estates and dealing with the emotional loss of a loved one. To date, none of her opinions or decrees have been overturned on appeal. She has presided over approximately 7,000 cases during her tenure as the Register.