Lori Merdes

Lori Merdes

Born: Huntington, West Virginia
Raised: Hurricane, West Virginia
Education: BSOE (Corporate Training and Development)
Wayland Baptist University magna cum laude
BSOE (Human Services and Social Welfare)
Wayland Baptist University magna cum laude
Minor (Management Information Systems)
Wayland Baptist University
Master Practitioner, Neuro-linguistic Programming (NLP)
MA (Professional Communication)
University of Alaska, Fairbanks (ABT)
Associations: American Association For Justice (AAJ) – Paralegal Associate
Alaska Association for Justice (AKAJ) – Paralegal Associate
Fairbanks Association of Legal Assistants (FALA)
National Association of Legal Assistants (NALA)
Society of Neuro-Linguistic Programming – Master Practitioner
Community Service:
Fairbanks Asociation of Legal Assistants (FALA) Sponsor
Alaska Jury Project (Sponsor)
Slow Down Alaska
Merdes Kids Club (Co-founder)
Specialities: Automobile, ATV and Motorcycle Crashes
Focus Groups
Trial Preparation
Witness Preparation
Demonstratives and Graphic Design
Medical and Legal Research
Staff Training and Development
Interests: My husband, my children, our grandchildren, continuing education, professional development, decision theory in group contexts, alternate dispute resolution, yoga, music, reading.
Favorite Quotes:
What I do today must be important because the price is high . . .
I paid a day of my life for it. {Anonymous} 

Bite off more than you can chew, then chew it. {Ella Williams}

You really can change the world, if you care enough.
{Marian Wright Edelman}

About Lori:
Lori is our Office Manager and staff trainer, the “go-to” person at Merdes Law Office. She is our primary resource for building demonstrative exhibits – the graphics that make our clients’ cases come alive for judges and juries. Pursuing her dream to make a difference, Lori founded the Alaska Jury Project, in 2001. She founded and coordinated MerdesKidsClub.org in 2007 and SlowDownAlaska.org in 2008.
Lori holds a Master Practitioner certificate in Neuro-Linguistic Programming, weaving its structure throughout her presentations. When she works with clients, Lori ensures that juries see the whole picture, hear the whole truth and feel the entire weight… Our clients are fortunate to have Lori working their cases. She is the person Ward goes to when he is searching for a trial’s real story.

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