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Member Profile: Lorrie Ridder

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The Mediation Group, LLC
8888 Keystone Crossing
Suite 1500
Indianapolis, IN 46240
Email: Click for email

Tel: 317-569-3000
Fax: 317-569-0930

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ADR Services Include:

Mediation; Arbitration; Fact Finding; Discovery Referee; Mini-Trial Judge; Special Master


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Lorrie Ridder has substantive case experience in the following areas...

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Lorrie K. Ridder has devoted her practice exclusively to ADR since November 2010 when she co-founded Ridder Hurd Mediation in Memphis, Tennessee. In 2015, she joined the Indianapolis based Mediation Group. Lorrie has more than 30 years of experience handling a broad range of civil matters, including complex commercial matters, class actions, and personal injury cases. She has litigated matters in both state and federal courts and argued cases in the Circuit Courts of Appeals, and state Court of Appeals.  Lorrie was appointed to the Tennessee Circuit Court bench and served as a trial judge until September 2010. She received the 2009 Chancellor Rond Outstanding Judge of the Year Award. Lorrie taught for 5 years as Assistant Professor of Law at the University of Memphis.


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

Memberships & Affiliations

Indiana State Bar Association 

Indianapolis Bar Association

Tennessee Judicial Conference

American Bar Association

American Inns of Court – Indianapolis Inn of Court 2015

 Leo Bearman Memphis Inn 2011-2014 (Secretary 2012; Treasurer 2013)


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