J.D. - 1979
Her friends call her “Lorrie,” and she invites you to do the same! Lorraine Robinson was born and raised in Clearwater. When she was 12, she read an exciting biography about Earl Rodgers, an early 20th century criminal defense attorney. From that moment on, Lorrie knew she wanted to be a trial lawyer.
During high school and college, Lorrie participated with school debate teams. This helped to deepen her interest, but her most formative experiences occurred during the summer of 1977, when she clerked with the Clearwater State Attorney’s office. In 1978, she interned with the public defenders’ office in West Palm Beach. She graduated from law school in 1978, and within a week, returned to the West Palm Beach defenders’ office, this time as a lawyer! With the public defenders’ office, she tried over 100 serious felony cases, including several first-degree murder trials. She also served as chief of felonies and supervised other felony attorneys.
In 1989, Lorrie accepted an opportunity to enter civil practice, and began handling commercial litigation and personal injury cases. After moving back to the Tampa Bay area in 1992, she worked with a Tampa firm before joining Perenich, Caulfield, Avril & Noyes in 1998. As an associate attorney, she brings more than 20 years of personal injury experience to the firm.
Lorrie is a member of the Clearwater Bar Association and the Florida Justice Association. She formerly served as president of the Pinellas chapter of the Florida Association for Women Lawyers. Over the years, she has taught numerous seminars to paralegals, nurses, and health care professionals, including
- “Travels in Cyberspace”
- “Internet and the Law”
- “Health Care, Hospital Law, and Nursing Home Law”
- Legal-ethical issues for nurses
- Legal and ethical issues for health care professionals
Since 2011, she has been recognized by the Florida Bar as a Board Certified Trial Attorney. This is a distinction held by a very small percentage of attorneys. She is admitted to practice before all Florida state court, the United States District Court, the Middle and Southern District of Florida, and the Supreme Court of the United States. She currently focuses her practice in all areas of personal injury law.
B.S. - 1976 Major: Accounting
St. Petersburg Junior College - "Travels in Cyberspace", USF College of Nursing - "Internet and the Law", USF College of Nursing - "Health Care, Hospital Law and Nursing Home Law", St. Petersburg Junior College - "Legal/Ethical Issues for Health Care Professionals: A Legal Perspective"