About Lisa Blue

As partner with her late husband Fred Baron is one of the largest environmental law firm in the U.S., Blue’s accomplishments have been nationally recognized.  She has been named one of the Top 100 Most Influential Lawyers in America, one of the Top 50 Women Litigators in the U.S. by National Law Journal, and received numerous other state and national recognitions for her legal expertise.  She served as president of the American Association for Justice from 2014-2015 and was inducted into the National Trial Lawyer Hall of Fame In 2015.

Blue received her undergraduate degree from the University of Georgia and two master’s degrees from the University of Virginia in Counseling Psychology. After a brief teaching career, she returned to school and earned a PhD in Counseling Psychology from North Texas State University and a Juris Doctorate from the South Texas College of Law.

After completing law school, Blue joined the Dallas County District Attorney’s office where she prosecuted more than 125 cases to verdict and later advanced to the DA’s Organized Crime Division. In 1985, she moved to the law firm Baron & Budd where she specialized in environmental and toxic tort law. Lisa and her husband, Fred Baron, supervised 800+ employees and managed all financial aspects at Baron & Budd, the largest environmental law firm in the United States. 


National Trial Lawyers2020 President

2015 Inductee

President, 2014-2015

President Elect, 2013-2014

Vice President, 2012-2013


Over the duration of her legal career

Over the duration of her legal career, she has earned over $350 million in winning verdicts and millions more in settlements for her clients. Blue won the largest mesothelioma verdict in the state of Texas to date ($55 million) and was a member of the trial team in a Texas Vioxx case that resulted in a $253 million verdict.

In addition to her legal practice, Blue maintains a private consultancy as a forensic psychologist and is a nationally renowned expert in jury selection. She maintains her license as a PhD. Psychologist. With her unique background, Blue has been a commentator for several high-profile trials covered by Court TV and has co-authored countless articles on jury selection.

Blue has written five books: Blue’s Guide to Jury Selection, coauthored with Robert Hirschhorn in 2004 (published by West), and Dr. Blue’s Guide to Making Relationships Work: 50 Quick Tips that Will Save Your Relationship, coauthored with her brother Dr. Rick Blue in 2007. The Little Blue Books, Conducting Voir Dire and Preparing Voir Dire in 2014. Also, Jury Selection: Stradegy & Science with Saginaw published in 1986.

Thinking Outside the Box Inside the Courtroom: Voir Dire

Thinking Outside the Box Inside the Courtroom: Voir Dire

Jury Selection: Strategy & Science

Jury Selection: Strategy & Science (Callaghan’s Trial Practice Series)

Dr. Blue’s Guide to Making Relationships Work

Dr. Blue’s Guide to Making Relationships Work

Blue's Guide to Jury Selection

Blue’s Guide to Jury Selection

Jury Selection & Psychology

Preparing for Voir Dire

Conducting Voir Dire

“As the past CEO of Trammell Crow I met lawyers from all over the world. My go to trial lawyer in the past 10 years has been Lisa Blue. She always puts the client first. No matter what the legal issue is, Lisa Blue is always my first choice..”


Giving Back

In addition to her professional and political activities, Blue enjoys yoga, reading, meditation and travel well as teaching meditation and mindfulness disciplines to lawyers and judges.  

She has studied languages for many years and has become fluent in French, Spanish and Italian.  Blue is a widow, single mother of five children and an active philanthropist.

The Unsinkable Lisa Blue

Texas Watch

Trial Lawyers Summit