Lise Luborsky died Oct. 18 at Pennsylvania Hospital in Philadelphia, Pa. She was 74.

The cause was complications from a fall.

A resident of Philadelphia and Chilmark, Lise was a remarkable lawyer and a wonderful family member. She brought clarity and a sense of purpose to both dimensions of her life. She had a rare blend of ethics and kindness that no one who knew her will forget.

She was born in Philadelphia, but spent most of her childhood in Topeka, Kan. There, she and her siblings relished the freedom and simplicity of Kansas life. As the eldest of three, Lise took the lead in making sure the others knew where they were going and were safe. She loved to read, and spent endless hours reading all of the classic children’s book series — Lewis Carroll, the Oz stories, and the Narnia stories. She took her first bird walks there, with her grandfather pointing out birds with his walking stick.

She first visited Martha’s Vineyard at age two. In 1964, her family bought a house in Chilmark, where Lise took walks to the beach, watched the egrets over the pond, and listened for the bobwhites. She cooked precise meals with fresh Vineyard ingredients. She made peach butter from the peaches on their peach tree. A neighbor remembers her swordfish with lemon zest and capers. Her blueberry muffins were perfect.

Off-season, she followed the migration of ospreys online, and kept up with the Vineyard news through the Vineyard Gazette. She was a member of Temple Beth Zion-Beth Israel and appreciated their religious services. She took walks in the park with a colleague from her office at lunchtime, where they looked at the flowers together.

Lise attended Swarthmore College and obtained her master’s degree in the classics at the University of Toronto. From there she went to Villanova Law School, where she and her teammate became the first women to win the Reimel Moot Court Competition. She worked many years at the law firm Duane Morris, then Britt, Hankins and Moughan and finally at Bennett, Bricklin and Saltzburg. She was named a Pennsylvania Super Lawyer for a number of years, a designation reserved for the uppermost tier of the profession.

Her specialty was insurance insolvency and coverage questions. She was a highly respected oral advocate whose skills were recognized by her clients, adversaries and the court. Lise was a brilliant attorney considered the go-to individual by her colleagues for any complicated or thorny issue in any kind of case, which she would tackle and resolve with unparalleled creativity, thoroughness, precision and good grace. She was thoughtful, clear minded and responsible.

In the family, she was the one who organized holiday events, making sure that the meals followed the family recipes and traditions, from Passover to Thanksgiving. She took care to support family members when they truly needed her.

She is survived by her sister Ellen, her brother Peter, her nieces Miranda and Marie, and her nephews Alex and David; six grandnephews and grandnieces: Noah, Elijah, Chloe, Jonathan, Ikaika and Kora. They all miss her and take her as a role model for living and working with integrity.

Donations can be made to the Vineyard Conservation Society or the National Audubon Society.