Lori’s practice focuses on marital dissolutions involving complex financial issues or large estates. She has handled numerous divorce cases involving the valuation of closely held businesses, professional practices, and executive and startup compensation. Lori also serves as a mediator and as collaborative law counsel for clients choosing these alternative dispute resolution processes for divorce and divorce-related matters.
Practicing since 1986, Lori has extensive experience representing clients ranging from individuals to publicly traded companies in a variety of litigation matters outside of matrimonial law. Her experience includes mediations, arbitrations, bench and jury trials, as well as state and federal appeals. She has practiced in state and federal courts in Washington, Alaska and Oregon. This diverse background is an asset that benefits Lori’s matrimonial law clients, particularly in cases involving complex assets.
A native of Chicago, Lori has called Seattle home since 1986. Over the years, she and her son have combined their passions for service work and love of travel, volunteering together in rural Washington, New Orleans, Mexico and Rwanda. Fond of the Great Apes, especially gorillas and chimpanzees, Lori enjoys the rare distinction of having been hugged by a wild mountain gorilla.
Notre Dame Law School, J.D.
Loyola University of Chicago, B.A. magna cum laude, with Distinction in Political Science, and honored as a Distinguished Military Graduate and as the Outstanding Graduate in Political Science
MEMBERSHIPS & RECOGNITION
Top 50 Women Washington Super Lawyers® list 2005-2007, 2009-2013, 2015-2016
Super Lawyers® list, 2004 through 2017
Top 25 Washington Family Law Super Lawyers list, Washington Law & Politics magazine
Top Lawyers list, Seattle Met magazine, 2010 through 2015
AV Preeminent rating, Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory
King County Collaborative Law
Washington State Bar Association
King County Bar Association
Shirts Across America/St. Bernard Project Volunteer
King County Bar Association Neighborhood Legal Clinics Volunteer
Agros International JWAV Partner
Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure Top 100 Fundraisers
U.S. Army and U.S. Army Reserve, 10 years’ service as a Cadet and Officer