Thomas Jefferson School of Law Board of Trustee Member L. Tracee Lorens '90 to Receive the 2017 Attorney of the Year Award

July 21, 2017 (PRLEAP.COM) Education News
SAN DIEGO, CA, 7/21/17 –Thomas Jefferson School of Law Board of Trustee Member and Alumn L. Tracee Lorens '90 will be the recipient of the State Bar of California Solo and Small Firm Section Attorney of the Year Award, which honors a solo or small firm attorney, who has shown exemplary leadership and dedication to the legal profession, contributed to the betterment of the practice of law, and has devoted significant service to the public and legal community.

The award will be presented at the Solo and Small Firm Reception at the Section's Convention held on Friday, August 18, 2017, in San Diego at the Sheraton San Diego Hotel & Marin.

SEE: Congratulations to the 2017 Lawyer of the Year L. Tracee Lorens.

L. Tracee Lorens attended Kent-Denver Country Day School in Denver, Colorado, followed by San Diego State University and Thomas Jefferson, School of Law, graduating and being admitted to the California Bar in 1990. She was the founding partner of Lorens & Associates, APLC and focused her practice on consumer class actions. Memorable cases include her lead attorney role in, Hohnbaum v. Brinker, Laguna v Coverall, and Albrecht v. Rite Aid among many others. She retired in February 2014 and has dedicated her retirement years to managing numerous luxury vacation rentals she owns in Colorado, California, and Baja California.

Ms. Lorens was President of the Consumer Attorneys of San Diego (CASD) in 2003 after ten years on their Board of Directors and Executive Board. She has received several Outstanding Lawyer Awards from CASD, a CLAY Award in 2013, and Super Lawyer Awards on several occasions. She has been an AV rated attorney for nearly all her career. She's proud of her long and productive career representing those who could not otherwise afford representation, and for having helped to ensure access to the legal system for low-wage workers and consumers.

"The State Bar Solo and Small Firm Section's 2017 Attorney of the Year Award could not have been bestowed on a more deserving attorney," said Thomas Jefferson School of Law Dean and President Joan Bullock. "Ms. Lorens is a distinguished Thomas Jefferson School of Law alumna and a role model for our students and in the legal community. Her accomplishments speak for themselves in demonstrating her dedication to excellence and her commitment and tenacity in the representation of her clients."

Recently, Ms. Lorens was appointed to the Thomas Jefferson School of Law Board of Trustees.

SEE: Three New Members Appointed to Thomas Jefferson School of Law Board of Trustees

"I am thrilled to the bones by this honor. Winning this award comes as a huge surprise to me and I can't thank the committee and State Bar enough for the recognition," said Ms. Lorens. "I am a 1990 graduate of Thomas Jefferson School of Law and am so proud to be an alumni of such a fine institution. It gave me the chance to be a lawyer and that gave me the chance to make a small difference in the World. When I think of the hundreds of thousands of low income consumers whose lives have been bettered as a result of the legal education I received at Thomas Jefferson School of Law, I smile. Just think…it would take two football stadiums to seat them."

Ms. Lorens' husband Wayne Alan Hughes '70 and daughter Alexandra Hughes '17 are also graduates of Thomas Jefferson School of Law.

The mission of Thomas Jefferson School of Law is to provide an outstanding legal education for a nationally-based, diverse student body in a collegial and supportive environment with attention to newly emerging areas of law, particularly those related to technological development, globalization and the quest for social justice. Located in Downtown San Diego, Thomas Jefferson School of Law has evolved into an innovative, cutting-edge law school, devoted to the individual needs and success of its students. More information is available at

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