Angela was born and raised in the State of Florida. She attended Saint Leo University, where she graduated Cum Laude from the honors program with a Bachelor’s Degree with a major in Political Science and minor in History. During college, Angela interned with the Honorable Crockett Farnell in Pinellas County, Florida.
Angela attended law school at Stetson University College of Law. Angela was the president of the Business Law Society. During law school, Angela worked for the Pinellas County Clerk of Court, where she learned the inner workings of the courthouse and gained invaluable insights from sitting judges. During this time, Angela sat as courtroom clerk for domestic violence hearings, tagged evidence for criminal cases, and helped with courthouse administrative processes. Later in law school, Angela earned a license as a student practitioner through the Florida Bar, and represented family law clients with recent domestic violence through Gulfcoast Legal Services.
Angela moved to Las Vegas in January 2009 to attend the William S. Boyd School of Law at UNLV for her last semester as a visiting student.
Angela has been licensed to practice law in the State of Nevada since October 2009. Angela is also licensed to practice before the United States District Court of Nevada and the United States Bankruptcy Court, District of Nevada.
Prior to joining Leavitt Law Firm, Angela operated Lizada Law Firm. Angela volunteers her time with Legal Aid Center of Southern Nevada and Nevada Legal Services to provide pro bono services to the community. Additionally, Attorney Lizada represents children in foster care to give them a voice in the court proceedings.
Angela has extensive experience in the areas of family law, bankruptcy, civil litigation, and business law.
Outside of work, Angela likes to spend time with her husband and kids, run, hike, complete craft projects, and attend Raiders games. Angela loves animals and, in addition to adopting two shelter dogs, acts as a foster for kittens who are sick or injured and need to be nursed back to health before being eligible for adoption.