Lauri is an attorney, mediator and facilitator with an active legal practice focused on bicycle and pedestrian advocacy and personal injury work. She also is a general civil litigator and is active in the field of alternative dispute resolution.
Lauri enjoys working with a broad range of clientele, taking on complex cases and helping clients achieve their desired outcomes. Super Lawyers® has recognized Lauri as a top-rated attorney for her litigation skills and her work in the field of personal injury. She has also been named a Rising Star® in the field of alternative dispute resolution.
Lauri is admitted to practice law in Maine’s federal and state courts, as well as in California and the First Circuit Court of Appeals. She received her J.D. and M.S. degrees from the University of California, Davis and her B.A., summa cum laude, from the University of Connecticut’s Honors Scholar Program.
Lauri is a Past President of the Maine Trial Lawyers Association and presently serves on the Association’s Board of Governors. She is an active member of the Bike Law Network, a select group of attorneys in the United States and Canada with a shared commitment to effectively advocating for the rights of bicyclists in courts, legislatures, administrative agencies, municipalities, and on the road.
During her tenure with Kelly, Remmel & Zimmerman, Lauri has taught health care law and presented seminars on bicycle law, alternative dispute resolution, health care and family law. In addition, Lauri has served nine years on the Bicycle Coalition of Maine’s Board of Directors, co-chaired the Maine State Bar Association’s alternative dispute resolution section, and volunteered as a pro bono attorney for the Volunteer Lawyers Project and the Immigrant Legal Advocacy Project. Lauri is also one of the co-founders of the Portland Children’s Film Festival and a former board member of one of the State’s top early childhood education institutions.
Before joining the firm in 2004, Lauri clerked in the Maine Superior Court. She also worked as a neutral and researcher for one of the country’s leading public policy consensus-building institutes and served as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Central America. She is married and has two adult children. Outside of work, Lauri enjoys spending time with her family, long distance running, bicycling, backpacking, reading, traveling and open water swimming.