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Lori B. Painter


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"I strive to be an attorney who is always there for my clients. I want my clients to think of me as a good friend who they can trust and feel comfortable with."

Lori Painter is a highly knowledgeable and skilled attorney serving workers’ compensation and Social Security disability clients in HarrisburgLancasterPottsvilleShippensburgWilkes-BarreWilliamsportYork, and throughout Pennsylvania. She zealously represents the rights of injured and disabled individuals, handling a breadth of workers’ comp and Social Security disability (SSD) claims.

Ms. Painter brings over 29 years of experience to the firm. Prior to joining Metzger Wickersham, she handled workers’ compensation and Social Security claims at the law firm of Philip J. Fulton & Associates in Columbus, Ohio.

She has extensive experience helping disabled individuals obtain SSD benefits, from the initial application stage through the administrative hearing level. She has also handled claims before the Appeals Council and in Federal Court. She is a sustaining member of the National Organization of Social Security Claimant’s Representatives.

Why Attorney Painter Practices Law

According to Ms. Painter, “I practice law because I want to be an attorney that seems just like your friend. One of the best compliments I have received is that you don’t look like an attorney. I want to be someone you feel comfortable with and can just talk and tell me your story. I do not want you to feel intimidated or nervous around me. I just want to be the person who has your back."

Ms. Painter finds great reward in representing injured and disabled workers and helping them through a stressful time in their lives. It is her goal to provide clients with the compassionate, yet aggressive, representation they need and deserve. A down-to-earth and friendly attorney, Ms. Painter prides herself on being easy to talk to and in tune with her clients’ needs.

Ms. Painter is licensed to practice law in Pennsylvania, Ohio, and Colorado. Prior to attending college and law school, she spent some time working in the ski industry in Colorado. In her free time, she enjoys cycling, hiking, and skiing. She is also an avid college and pro football fan.


  • Juris Doctorate Capital University Law School - Graduate School
  • Bachelor of Sciences in Journalism University of Colorado - University
  • Dauphin County Bar Association
    Dauphin County Bar Association
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association
    Pennsylvania Bar Association
  • National Organization of Social Security Claimants’ Representatives (NOSSCR)
    National Organization of Social Security Claimants’ Representatives (NOSSCR)
  • Ohio State Bar
    Ohio State Bar
  • Colorado State Bar
    Colorado State Bar

Success Stories

A History of Happy Clients
  • "I am absolutely and completely impressed with this firm. Them adding attorney, Lori Painter, to the team was a smart decision. Lori went above and beyond for me during my SS disability appeal process ..."
    Kimberly B. D.
  • "I was beyond pleased with the way my case was handled. Each time I either called or emailed the office either [Attorney] Lori or [Paralegal] Kara responded quickly. I had many questions and I also ..."
    Matthew R.
  • "Attorney Painter, I want to thank you for everything that you did for me. I’ve never dealt with anything like this before. You and [Paralegal] Cherri made it a good experience for me. Thank you again."
    Alan L.
  • "Lori Painter was wonderful. She never gave up on my case when others gave up. Recommend to everyone. Absolutely the best 😘"
    Holly R.
  • "Attorney Painter and her Paralegal Cherri made this experience stress free. Both of them answered all my questions and were very friendly. I definitely recommend these two outstanding people."

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