Lorrie has a national litigation practice focusing on class action litigation, civil RICO litigation, appellate litigation, insurance and financial services litigation, and product liability. She joined Maynard, Cooper & Gale in 1995, immediately after clerking for the Honorable William M. Acker in the United States District Court for the Northern District of Alabama. She honed her skills as a litigator at a time when Alabama was known as “tort hell,” defending hundreds of class action opt-out cases for Fortune 500 companies in virtually every county in Alabama. Over her twenty plus years of practice, her practice spread nationwide. She has successfully defended class actions in federal courts in the First Circuit, the Fourth Circuit, the Fifth Circuit, the Eighth Circuit, the Seventh Circuit, and the Eleventh Circuit. She has defended individual and class action RICO claims in federal courts in the Third Circuit, the Fifth Circuit, and the Eleventh Circuit. Her successes include winning numerous appeals to the Alabama Supreme Court, the Seventh Circuit, the Eighth Circuit, and the Eleventh Circuit. She has also received a defense verdict in a two-week antitrust trial in federal court in the Northern District of Alabama, representing a high-end exercise equipment manufacturer which was sued by its local Alabama dealer.
Lorrie received her J.D. from the University of Virginia. She is co-chair of the firm’s Clemency Project, representing numerous federal inmates who are serving life sentences for non-violent crimes in their petitions for executive clemency.