Updated: Mar 12, 2019
When Attorney Jennifer S. Stoddard joined the firm earlier this month as Manager of Banking & Real Estate Services, she brought over many valuable assets – including her longtime Paralegal, Lori LaPray.
We are proud to welcome Lori to the Shields Legal Group family!
Lori has worked directly with Jennifer since 2012, which has afforded her the opportunity to gain invaluable hands-on experience and knowledge.
“What excites me the most about joining Shields Legal Group is being able to work with such good people, the comradery, and new friendships. Everyone has been so welcoming, for which I am very grateful, as starting a new job can be a little stressful". - Lori
Lori grew up in Nederland, Texas, about 100 miles outside of Houston and has been interested in Law from a very young age. Lori’s mother was a paralegal and Lori would go to work with her during the summer. Lori found her mother's work to be very intriguing and knew that it was a career path she wanted to pursue. Lori was accepted into the Paralegal program at Lamar State College - Port Arthur and completed an internship at the law firm where her mother worked.
Lori and her husband of 7 years, Brandon, who is a Patent Infringement Attorney, share a beautiful 3-year-old daughter named Emma Rae. Lori’s biggest passion in life is being a wife and a mom. They enjoy their down time together at home but Lori and Brandon being huge sports fans they love attending various sporting events like football, baseball, hockey, and basketball. Lori grew up playing softball, so sports have always been a big part of her life!
It’s not just Lori’s legal experience that makes her a fit for Shields Legal Group, it is also her heart and philanthropic spirit. When Lori’s mother was diagnosed with Breast Cancer in 2016, the cure for cancer became her newest passion. In October 2018, Lori created a fundraiser with the benefits going to the Susan G. Komen Foundation. She also organized a group to participate in the Susan G. Komen Race for The Cure in Dallas to show their love and support for her Mom.
Please join us in welcoming Lori LaPray to the Shields Legal Group team!