"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 Harrisburg, Lancaster, Pottsville, Shippensburg, Wilkes-Barre, Williamsport, York, 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.