Examples of Ms. Lorell’s experience include the following:
Ms. Lorell has been involved in the forefront of major insurance coverage litigation for over 22 years, exemplified by the nationally famous Love Canal environmental coverage case. She has also litigated novel issues in coverage litigation such as those presented in the cases brought by a large national securities brokerage and financial service firm to cover the cost of past settlements with thousands of female employees for alleged historical employment discrimination.
Ms. Lorell also handles litigation and counsels national insurers on unique and complex coverage issues stemming from director and officer's, errors and omissions, title, and first party/third party insurance policy disputes including claims of bad faith.
Ms. Lorell assists employers and insurance carriers in the resolution of difficult employment issues; also defends employers and senior personnel against claims of harassment, discrimination, hostile work environment, whistleblower reprisals and other misconduct including alleged violations of wage-and-hour statutes.
She also counsels clients on issues relating to interpretation of state and federal statutes in the employment and housing discrimination arena.
Ms. Lorell has successfully defended housing discrimination claims, of first impression, on behalf of landlords and property owners in New Jersey before the state and appellate courts.
Ms. Lorell has successfully handled class action litigation in New Jersey dealing with the improper labeling of food products, diet drugs (Fen-Phen), recording of deed and mortgage fees, discrimination and violations of the Fair Labor Standards Act. Her talents have added to one of Gordon & Rees' premier practice groups as the firm has a national reputation for its experience in defeating class certification motions.
J.D., University of Denver School of Law
B.S., summa cum laude, West Chester University
Honorable Leonard P. Plank, Colorado Court of Appeals (1988-1989)
Honorable Robert P. Fullerton, Denver District Court, Civil Division (1988)
Honorable Leonard P. Plank, Denver District Court, Criminal Division (1987)
Top Rated Lawyer-AV® Preeminent™,
John Alan Appleman Award, Federation of Defense & Corporate Counsel (Section Chair of the Year Award, 2011)
Super Lawyers® distinction in the fields of Insurance Coverage, Professional Liability Defense, and Employment & Labor (2009-2012, Law & Politics)
Top 100 Lawyers in New Jersey, Top 50 Women Lawyers in New Jersey (2013, Law & Politics)