Lori Barker to Head Firm’s Newest Location

WSHB opens its doors in the great city of New Orleans! The addition of the NOLA office increases WSHB's ability to service clients and expands its reach in the Southeast as the firm continues its striking growth despite challenges posed by the pandemic.

WSHB’s 30th office is led by partner, Lori Barker. Lori's broad based litigation practice includes products liability, premises liability, transportation and construction. She is well regarded for her savvy handling of complex civil litigation involving multiple parties and catastrophic injuries. Her profile throughout the State of Louisiana is underscored by her active involvement in the Louisiana Defense Counsel, of which she has been recently elected to serve on the Board of Directors. A legal thought leader, Lori gives back serving as an adjunct professor at Tulane School of Professional Advancement in their General Legal Studies program.

“I am grateful for the opportunity to help expand WSHB to the New Orleans market and excited for my future with the firm,” said Lori Barker. “WSHB is a firm that embraces the core values that are important to me personally – diversity, inclusivity, results, and dynamic collaboration. I am thrilled to be a part of the team and excited about the inspired and amazing legal talent, the boots on the ground, we have here in New Orleans.”

Stewart Reid, firmwide managing partner, added “Lori is well regarded for her legal prowess, innovative case handling and results." "She has been the go-to person for all facets of legal issues and we look forward to her leadership of our newest office.”

“I’m thrilled Lori is leading the New Orleans office,” said Janice Michaels, managing partner of WSHB’s Nevada office and a member of WSHB’s Diversity & Inclusivity Task Force. “It is not lost on me that our newest location is led by a woman, coming on the heels of our national recognition as the sixth best law firm in the nation for female lawyers. Lori’s legal reputation is stellar, and I look forward to working collaboratively with her in the years to come.”

WSHB is a full service national law firm founded in 1997 with over 300 attorneys in 18 states across the U.S. Our attorneys have tried over 1,000 to verdict and are internationally recognized for an exceptionally high rate of success. Ranked sixth on the American Lawyer's 2021 Diversity Scorecard and honored as one of the top 10 law firms in the nation for inclusiveness of women lawyers in the National Law Journal's 2020 Women in Law Scorecard, WSHB is a leader in the legal community and beyond.

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