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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 1992
  • Bachelor of Sciences in Journalism University of Colorado - University 1987
  • 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
    Beyond pleased

    “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.
    Thank you for everything that you did for me.

    “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

    “Lori Painter was wonderful. She never gave up on my case when others gave up. Recommend to everyone. Absolutely the best 😘”

    - Holly R.
    Answered all my questions & were very friendly.

    “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.”

    - AL
    Very helpful, patient and knowledgeable

    “[Attorney] Lori Painter and the entire MW team were very helpful, patient and knowledgeable in helping my case.”

    - Amy G.
    Thank you Metzger Wickersham.

    “The attorney I spoke with was very helpful. So my case has been finalized and I'm beyond satisfied. Every step of the way my person [Attorney] Lori P. was right there. With her help, I achieved ...”

    - Carol R.
    Always courteous and kept me informed and up to date on the whole process

    “My experience with M&W was made very painless by [Attorney] Lori & [Paralegal] Judy from the Hbg office!”

    - Kenneth W.
    First-Rate Legal Team

    “Attorney Lori Painter, and Paralegal Skyler R. Belic, were a joy to work with while filing my successful appeal. They are both highly competent, and very professional, and thoroughly explained the appeal process.”

    - Terrence M.
    I will recommend you to anyone.

    “Thank you for the speedy recovery from my disability, and if it wasn’t for Attorney Lori Painter I would not have gotten my disability. Thank you for your whole team, I will recommend you to anyone.”

    - Ginger B.
    You guys are absolutely amazing and that’s an understatement.

    “Attorney Painter was simply amazing...My wife had been fighting SSI for over three years. Since working with Metzger Wickersham her stress and anxiety levels were 100% gone.”

    - Carlos B.
    I would recommend them to anyone.

    “Attorney Lori Painter and Paralegal Judy Benke were great to work with. When I called they answered right away or within the hour. I would recommend them to anyone.”

    - Vicky F.
    I would not hesitate to have them in my corner again.

    “I am very happy and satisfied with Attorney Lori Painter and Paralegal Skyler Belic. Throughout this settlement and social security disability claim, both Lori and Skyler have been very helpful and made this experience awesome.”

    - John P.

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