Lori Tripoli

Lori Tripoli

Law practice management
George Washington University and Georgetown University Law Center


  • Wrote for The Balance Small Business about the practical realities of the legal business: hiring, firing, promoting, marketing, planning, purchasing, evaluating, financing, supervising, strategizing, communicating, competing, achieving—and how to do it all with a positive attitude
  • Holds a law degree from Georgetown University
  • Has been covering lawyers, the business of law, and noteworthy litigation for more than two decades


Tripoli has written hundreds of articles on the legal industry for mainstream publications as well as for trade periodicals. Her book, Contemporary Law Office Management, was published by Aspen/Wolters Kluwer. As an academic department chair at Kaplan University, she oversaw the Master of Science in Legal Studies program and the undergraduate and graduate environmental policy and management programs. Follow Lori on Twitter @LegallyLori.


Tripoli earned a Juris Doctorate from the Georgetown University Law Center and a bachelor’s degree in political science from the George Washington University. What she didn’t learn in law school about running a business and supervising a team, she has learned, often by trial and error, in the years since.