After many years of practicing at a well-respected corporate defense firm, Lori Waters has joined Irpino Avin & Hawkins dedicated to protect the rights of injured Louisianans. The significance of having seen both sides in the courtroom makes her a valuable and respected asset to her clients. Her understanding of corporate defense has prepared her to take on the challenges of seeking justice for plaintiffs who require an experienced and empathic voice to represent them in their time of need.
As a skilled personal injury trial attorney, Lori is both diligent in her practice of law and wholly committed to the legal profession. She currently practices in the following areas:
- Catastrophic Injuries
- 18-Wheeler Accidents
- Automobile Accidents
- Products and Premises Liability
- Estate Planning
- General Civil Litigation
Lori is a graduate of The Ohio State University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in History, and a graduate of Seton Hall University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in English. In 2004, she earned her Juris Doctor from Loyola University School of Law in New Orleans.
Lori began her legal career as a judicial law clerk at the Civil District Court for the Parish of Orleans. Subsequently, she practiced in the areas of toxic tort and environmental litigation, product and premise liability, commercial litigation, employment discrimination, insurance defense, insurance coverage, uninsured motorist coverage, medical malpractice, and redhibition defense.
Lori is admitted to practice before all state courts in Louisiana, the United States District Court for the Eastern, Middle, and Western Districts of Louisiana, as well as to the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit. Lori is a member of the Louisiana State Bar Association, New Orleans Bar Association, American Bar Association, National Bar Association, DRI, A.P. Tureaud Inn of Court, the St. Thomas More Inn of Court, and National Association of Professional & Executive Women.
Lori is recognized as an AV Preeminent rated lawyer. She serves as a Member of the Louisiana Attorney Disciplinary Board. Additionally, Lori is an Assistant Examiner for the Louisiana State Bar Committee on Bar Admissions.
Lori resides in the New Orleans metropolitan area with her husband, Erik, and their two daughters.