Lori O. Strauss


Lori has extensive defense counsel trial experience in the areas of medical malpractice and workers' compensation claims, but she currently confines her practice solely to workers' compensation law. Lori has successfully litigated many high-exposure cases, and she has represented a large number of hospitals and hotels.

Lori is a frequent lecturer on various aspects of workers' compensation law. She has organized and participated in numerous regional and workers' compensation seminars, including serving as co-chair of the Workers' Compensation Seminar sponsored by the Institute of Business Law. Lori has been named a Pennsylvania Super Lawyer since 2005 in the area of workers' compensation. She was also named one of the Top 50 Women Attorneys in Pennsylvania by Philadelphia magazine.

Lori is a 1980 graduate of Rutgers College in New Brunswick, New Jersey. Following graduation, she attended Rutgers University School of Law, Camden, where she received her juris doctor in 1983. She served as clinic law clerk to the Honorable Daniel H. Huyett, III, United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania. Following graduation from law school, Lori served as law clerk to the Honorable Jacob Kalish in the Commonwealth Court of Pennsylvania and Philadelphia County Court of Common Pleas.

Lori is a long-time supporter of the Golden Slipper Club & Charities and Crohn's and Colitis Foundation of America. 

Classes/Seminars Taught

View From the Other Side: Claimants' Bar, Marshall Dennehey Workers' Compensation Seminar, October 25, 2018

Defense Counsel Wish List, Marshall Dennehey Workers' Compensation Seminar, October 27, 2016

Sidelined: Traumatic Brain Injuries, Marshall Dennehey Workers' Compensation Seminar, October 22, 2015

Settlements and Subrogation, Marshall Dennehey Workers' Compensation Seminar, October 30, 2014

Published Works

"Two Bitcoins, Four Bitcoins, Six Bitcoins, A Dollar? Addressing New-Age Currency When Calculating the Average Weekly Wage," Workers Compensation Magazine, January 2016

"The Art of the Deal: Tips for Successful Mediation in Pennsylvania Workers’ Compensation Cases," Defense Digest, Vol. 21, No. 4, December 2015

"A 'Super' Victory for Employers," Defense Digest, Vol. 17, No. 4, December 2011

New Jersey
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey School of Law-Camden (J.D., 1983)
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey (B.A., 1980)
Honors & awards
Pennsylvania Super Lawyers
2005-2019; Top 50 Women in Pennsylvania, 2007
Associations & memberships
Judge Alexander F. Barbieri Workers’ Compensation Inn of Court
Pennsylvania Bar Association
Philadelphia Bar Association