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Lori O. Strauss

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2000 Market Street, Suite 2300
Philadelphia, PA 19103
(215) 575-2734
(215) 575-0856 - Fax
lostrauss@mdwcg.com

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

Education

  • Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey School of Law-Camden, Camden, NJ (J.D., 1983)

  • Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, New Brunswick, NJ (B.A., 1980)

Defense Digest Article December 1, 2015
by Lori O. Strauss, Esq.*   Key Points: Mediation in workers’ compensation cases eliminates the uncertainty of an outcome determined by a judge. Several strategies can help to ensure a successful mediation...., Defense Digest, Vol 21, No. 4, December 2015 Defense Digest is prepared by Marshall Dennehey Warner Coleman & Goggin to provide information on recent legal developments of interest to our readers. This publication is not intended to provide...
Defense Digest Article December 1, 2011
Pennsylvania – Workers' Compensation , Key Points: Court finds that the date medical bills are paid is not the date of service that controls for Supersedeas Fund reimbursement. Insurers should provide proof of payment date and service date for each medical payment made..., Defense Digest, Vol. 17, No. 4, December 2011
Aug 30, 2017
Successfully defended claim and penalty petitions where the claimant alleged that he sustained Charcot foot and specific loss of three toes as a result of an injury that occurred at work. The defense offered testimony from three employer fact...

Areas of Practice

Education

  • Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey School of Law-Camden (J.D., 1983)
  • Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey (B.A., 1980)

Bar Admissions

  • New Jersey, 1983
  • Pennsylvania, 1983

Associations & Memberships

  • Judge Alexander F. Barbieri Workers’ Compensation Inn of Court
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association
  • Philadelphia Bar Association

Honors & Awards

  • American Jurisprudence Award - Administrative Law
  • AV® Preeminent™ by Martindale-Hubbell®

    The 2017 Martindale Hubbell rated attorney list is issued by Internet Brands, Inc. A description of the selection methodology can be found here. No aspect of this advertisement has been approved by the Supreme Court of New Jersey.


  • Pennsylvania Super Lawyer, 2005-2018; Top 50 Women in Pennsylvania, 2007

    The 2017 Super Lawyers list is issued by Thompson Reuters. A description of the selection methodology can be found here. No aspect of this advertisement has been approved by the Supreme Court of New Jersey.


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