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Lorrie Ridder, Mediator & Arbitrator, Annapolis, Maryland.

Lorrie Ridder

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The Platt Group, Inc.
PO Box 6604
Annapolis, MD 21401
Tel: (410) 280-0908
Fax: (301) 780-5528
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Recognized to Maryland Chapter for Mediation & Arbitration Other ADR Services: Discovery Referee, Fact Finding, Mini-Trial Judge, Special Master
  • Practice Commenced: 2010
  • Total Mediations (as of Jul 2021): 750
  • Total Arbitrations (as of Jul 2021): 2
Practice Percentages


Lorrie began full time dispute resolution in 2010 after practicing law for 15 years and serving as a Circuit Court Judge in Memphis, Tennessee. Lorrie mediates all types of matters including complex commercial disputes, medical malpractice, employment law, personal injury, premises liability, estates, construction, business matters, class actions, and products liability.

Lorrie started an ADR practice in Memphis and then moved to Indianapolis, Indiana in late 2014, where she worked with The Mediation Group until summer 2019.

Prior to taking the bench, Lorrie litigated a broad range of matters, focusing largely on the same areas she currently enjoys mediating. She tried many jury trials to verdict in both federal and state courts and argued cases in the 5th and 6th Circuit Courts of Appeals. Lorrie also served as an Assistant Professor of Law at the University of Memphis, Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law for six years. She is a 1982 graduate of Wake Forest School of Law. 

Case Experience

  • ADA Disability
  • Business Dissolution
  • Civil Rights
  • Class Actions
  • Commercial/Business
  • Consumer Fraud
  • Contract Disputes
  • Discrimination
  • Divorce (High Asset)
  • EEOC
  • Elder Abuse
  • Eminent Domain
  • Employment
  • Family Businesses
  • Insurance
  • Landlord/Tenant
  • Legal Malpractice
  • Lemon Law
  • Local Govt./Municipalities
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Mortgage Foreclosure
  • Nursing Homes
  • Partnerships
  • Personal Injury
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Postal
  • Premises Liability
  • Probate
  • Product Liability
  • Professional Liability
  • Professional Malpractice
  • Professional Negligence
  • Property Damage
  • Railroad & Trucking
  • Real Estate
  • Sexual Harassment
  • Torts
  • Trusts / Estates
  • Workers' Compensation
  • Wrongful Death


  • James Madison University, B.A., summa cum laude, 1977 
  • Wake Forest University School of Law, J.D. 1982

Memberships & Affiliations

  • Tennessee Judicial Conference
  • American Bar Association
  • American Inns of Court - Indianapolis 2016 -2017
  • Leo Bearman Memphis Inn 2011-2014 (Secretary 2012; Treasurer 2013)


Rates Information

$350 - $400/hour

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