Lorri Michel is the co-founder of Michel Gray Rogers LLP and is one of the state’s leading property tax attorneys, having been selected as a Texas Super Lawyer Honoree 2018-2020; a 2020 Top Woman Attorney in Texas by Texas Monthly, an Austin Top Attorney-Taxation by Austin Monthly; and, was presented one of the 3rd Annual Women in Real Estate Awards by Connect Media. She is an invited fellow of the Austin Women Lawyers Foundation and has been honored with selection to the Texas Bar Foundation.
A passionate advocate for her clients, Lorri is deeply committed to protecting the rights of all property owners. She recently defeated the City of Austin’s extraordinary lawsuit against 19,000 commercial property owners, protecting the “equal and uniform” requirement for taxation in Texas. She successfully defended the right of property owners to prevent disclosure of financing appraisals in equal and uniform cases. Lorri has testified before the Texas Senate Select Committee on Property Tax Reform & Relief, and is a trusted subject matter expert for Texas legislators considering changes to the state’s property tax system.
Lorri graduated from The University of Texas at Austin and earned her law degree from Baylor University School of Law in 1991. She began her career as an assistant Travis County attorney before joining the law firm of Linebarger Goggan Blair & Sampson LLP, where she represented hundreds of local taxing units and appraisal districts in property tax collection and valuation matters.
When not practicing law, Lorri is a tireless advocate for homeless pets, working closely with elected officials and nonprofit organizations. Lorri is currently President of Texas Pets Alive!, a nonprofit social welfare organization, and Texas Pets Alive! PAC.