Lorri Michel is the co-founder of Michel Gray Rogers LLP, and is one of the state’s leading property tax attorneys. Ms. Michel is a Texas Super Lawyer Honoree 2018-2021; a 2020-2021 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 taxpayers, 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.
Ms. Michel’s reputation as a passionate litigator drives many of her cases to settlement. She has represented all manner of commercial real estate, including office buildings, retail, industrial, hotels and landfills.
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, and testifying before city councils across the state. Lorri is President of Texas Pets Alive!, a nonprofit social welfare organization, and Texas Pets Alive! PAC.