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Meet the Rest of Our Team
Lori Lindsey Smurr
Lori has been the Office Administrator for Cooper Elliott since its inception in 1995. Lori is responsible for all administrative operations of the firm. In addition to her administrative role, Lori also provides litigation support to the firm and is the primary point of contact for the firm’s vendors and consultants.
Tammy is the firm's Legal Services Coordinator, serving as the primary point of contact for people seeking representation, as well as the primary contact for clients seeking updated information. Tammy also provides administrative civil litigation support to all members of the firm. Before joining Cooper Elliott in 2003, Tammy worked in various business settings.
Kim joined the firm in 2019. She has more than 25 years of experience as a paralegal and has spent the majority of her career helping injured victims. Prior to joining Cooper Elliott, Kim worked for a variety of well-respected law firms in Columbus, Ohio preparing legal documents, investigating injury cases and providing litigation and client support to injured victims.
Michael joined the firm as a paralegal in 2021. He specializes in client relations, investigations, and other litigation support. Michael began his paralegal career in 2016 after graduating with honors from Capital Law School’s ABA-accredited paralegal program. Before that, he worked in the service industry for nearly ten years.
Sommer joined the firm as a paralegal in 2023. She holds a bachelor of science from the University of Cincinnati, and before Cooper Elliott she worked for several years at a medical malpractice defense firm. Sommer values helping the firm's clients in all respects, which gives her a great sense of purpose in her work and work product.
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