Vanessa Pisano focuses her practice on the representation of mortgage lenders, servicers, and investors in litigation arising out of alleged wrongful foreclosure, mortgage fraud, predatory lending and violations of consumer protection statutes. 

Vanessa also represents clients in litigation involving professional liability, with an emphasis on the defense of legal professionals.

Prior to joining Hinshaw, Vanessa was a commercial litigation associate at another Boston firm where she concentrated her practice on professional liability law and transportation law.  Vanessa began her legal career at the Boston-area office of a national firm where she represented Fortune 500 companies in civil RICO litigation related to civil conspiracy and healthcare fraud.

While in law school, Vanessa worked at a large Boston firm which focused on products and premises liability, workers' compensation, and employment law. During her undergraduate studies, Vanessa was a member of the Dean's List and the recipient of the Community Scholar Award. She also played lacrosse competitively as a four-year member of the Wheaton Women's Lacrosse Team, serving as team captain and All-American her senior year.

Professional Affiliations

  • Boston Bar Association
  • Massachusetts Bar Association
  • Massachusetts Defense Lawyers Association

Honors & Awards

  • Recognized on the Rising Stars list by Massachusetts Super Lawyer magazine, 2013 – 2019


Vanessa enjoys DIY projects, playing golf, gardening, photography, and cooking Italian cuisine.

Community/Civic Activities

  • Second Chance Foundation, Board of Directors

J.D., cum laude, Suffolk University College of Law, 2010

B.A., magna cum laude, Wheaton College Massachusetts, 2005