In my profession as a barrister, I work in the following fields of law:

Criminal law

There are many different ways in which you might be affected by criminal law. In almost every case, quickly finding legal aid and advice is crucial. I’m happy to help you! Contact me directly in case of emergency.

Foreigner law

I dedicate myself to representing you in dealings with German authorities both at home and abroad, as well as with the courts in all matters relating to your residency status. I have already been able to help many clients establish a future in Germany.

Family law

Few people are aware, but even in law concerning foreigners, issues relating to family law are of great importance. Nothing is more devastating than losing a residency permit due to a lack of contact with one’s own children.

Welcome to Lisa Chiarelli’s chambers, your barrister for criminal law, foreigner law and family law in Dortmund.


Welcome to Lisa Chiarelli’s chambers, your barrister for criminal law, foreigner law and family law in Dortmund. Our chambers are found at the edge of Dortmund’s downtown area, right next to the local and district courts.

As a barrister for criminal law, I represent your interests across Germany, as well as internationally when working in the field of foreigner law. I am qualified to represent your interests in all local, district and regional courts in issues concerning criminal, civil and sanctioning proceedings, as well in the Federal Court when working criminal cases.

As a result of my many years of experience as a criminal defence lawyer – before establishing my own chambers I worked for a renowned criminal defence firm operating nationwide – I can guarantee the competent representation of your interests in all criminal matters.

I consider personal support to be of particular importance in my work – this is always my top priority.

For you that means that your affairs are always my first concern and that their prompt and reliable processing can be expected as a matter of course. Even in pressing cases, I am available to you around the clock.

Criminal law, foreigner law, family law

This applies not only to criminal law (key terms being arrest or searches of a residence) but also to problems pertaining to foreigner law, which can quickly become a threat to one’s very existence. For unfortunately it is often the case that foreign clients, following criminal proceedings, must also fight against difficulties relating to foreigner law.

Last but not least, issues concerning family law also play an important role in foreigner law: divorces or a lack of contact with children can lead to a residency permit being lost. Swift action is necessary.

As I possess a comprehensive knowledge of criminal, foreigner and family law, I can best account for all aspects of your defence from the outset in such cases.

Contact me

I cordially invite you to learn about my skills and career and would be delighted for you to get in touch.

Do you need immediate and straightforward help?

I’m happy to make myself available for a consultation even at short notice and outside of office hours.

Emergency number: +49 (0) 151 – 16 54 57 81.

Your concerns are important to me!

Office hours: Monday – Friday 9 am – 6 pm

Appointments can also always be arranged outside these office hours. In emergencies, such as being arrested, detained or searched, please use our emergency contact number +49 (0) 151 – 16 54 57 81.

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