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Lisa Amorosi: At Home With Chartwell Law

September 12, 2019
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Lisa Amorosi, Legal Assistant, Chartwell Law

When you meet Lisa Amorosi you are likely to be greeted by her warm smile and cheerful demeanor. Lisa's positive attitude has helped her accomplish her goals despite facing difficult odds.

Lisa, who has 24 years’ experience in workers’ compensation, joined Chartwell Law in 2017 as a legal assistant in the firm’s  Moorestown, New Jersey office. Lisa’s employment with Chartwell Law is a testament to not burning one’s bridges. In the late 1980s, Lisa worked at a large Philadelphia law firm with a lawyer named Cliff Goldstein who, years later, became the CEO of Chartwell Law. After they both left that law firm and ended up at different firms, occasionally their paths crossed.

Lisa recollects, “Every time I ran into Cliff he would tell me, ‘Lisa, if you need it, you have a home here at Chartwell.’”

Years later after being part of another large law firm’s downsizing, Lisa reached out to Cliff at Chartwell and the rest is history.

Today, Lisa, along with her colleagues in Chartwell Law’s Moorestown office, help create a harmonious, collegial and productive workplace. Lisa supports her team of attorneys by assisting them in filing motions, getting certificates, maintaining  hearing calendars, and chips in wherever and whenever needed – such as helping to coordinate the office’s philanthropic drives.

Outside of work, Lisa applies that same positive get-it-done attitude to her personal endeavors. Lisa is a mezzo-soprano operatic singer. What is particularly unique about Lisa’s singing talent is that she trained herself to have the higher vocal range that warrants the moniker of mezzo-soprano.

As a child, Lisa became enamored with the voices of Julie Andrews and Vanessa Redgrave and wanted to sing like they did. Her parents couldn’t afford to get her singing lessons and even though she participated in her school’s choir and glee club, they didn’t provide the training she wanted or needed to reach that high note like Julie Andrews did. So every day after school, she would go into her room and put on one of her parent’s Broadway albums and try to replicate what she heard. Then one day it happened. She hit that elusive high note. Then she did it again and she didn’t stop there. Eventually, she surpassed Julie Andrews’ range hitting an even higher note than Mary Poppins did. After that, she began honing her talent by singing in community theater, being the cantor at her church and performing wherever she could. She also taught herself to play the guitar and she writes poetry and songs.

Then Lisa was struck a blow with a cancer diagnosis with a low likelihood of survival. With the same passion and perseverance she applied to her singing she fought her cancer and won. Her cancer treatments, however, affected her ability to sing. Again, like she did as child, she practiced and practiced and rebuilt her voice.

Today, Lisa is still a cancer survivor, still performs as a soloist and cantor at her church and still has a home at Chartwell Law.