With over 17 years in the legal field, Lori S. Varaich is a seasoned attorney who has carved a niche for herself in various industries. Prior to her role at WSHB, she ran her own successful private practice where she provided robust legal counsel to a diverse range of clientele. Her expertise spans across several sectors including healthcare, nonprofit, real estate, and the burgeoning cannabis industry in California.

Possessing more than a decade of experience as a business transactional attorney, Lori has built an impressive portfolio of results. She has expertly represented clients in complex commercial transactions, labor and employment matters, corporate governance, and venture capital financing. Lori prides herself on standing shoulder-to-shoulder with her clients throughout their company's lifecycle, from inception to exit.

In addition to work as a litigator, Lori has served as Corporate Counsel for several entities. Notably, she has worked with a globally recognized medical practice. She also has served as Corporate Counsel for nonprofit organizations including the San Diego Cancer Research Institute and the Consciousness & Healing Initiative (CHI), and for profit enterprises including a successful start-up in the California cannabis industry. In this capacity, Lori has a profound appreciation of the expectations and needs of clients from outside counsel which she brings to every matter at WSHB.

Lori's roots are in Cleveland, Ohio, where she grew up before obtaining her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, with honors, from the University of Cincinnati. She then pursued her passion for law at the University of San Diego School of Law where she earned her juris doctor. In law school, Lori actively participated in the San Diego International Law Journal and the Public Interest Law Foundation.

When she's not championing her clients' legal battles, Lori is a dedicated mother and wife. She enjoys spending time with her energetic 4-year-old son, sharing her love for music with her 14-year-old, watching Bollywood movies with her husband, or giving back to her community through volunteering at her local temple and her sons' schools.



  • University of San Diego School of Law (J.D., 2004)
  • University of Cincinnati (B.A., 2000)

Licensed to Practice in

  • California

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