Judge Lorrie K. Ridder has devoted her career to full time dispute resolution since 2011 after serving as a Circuit Court Judge in Memphis, Tennessee. Prior to being appointed to the Bench in 2009, Judge Ridder had an active litigation practice as a partner in a Memphis law firm. She tried many jury trials to verdict in both federal and state courts and argued cases in the 5th and 6th Circuit Courts of Appeals during her 15 years with the firm. Before joining the Law Firm, Lorrie Ridder served as an Assistant Professor of Law at the University of Memphis, Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law for six years.

In 2011, Lorrie founded an ADR practice in Memphis. In late 2014, upon moving with her family to Indiana, she joined the Indianapolis based “Mediation Group” where she provided ADR Services until the Summer of 2019. Lorrie currently mediates all types of matters including complex commercial disputes, medical malpractice, employment law, personal injury, premises liability, estates, construction, business matters, class actions, and products liability. She has mediated more than 750 cases and in doing so has distinguished herself and developed an excellent reputation particularly in the area of Medical Malpractice and professional liability cases.


Case Experience

ADA/Disability ERISA Partnerships
Appellate Employment Personal Injury
Civil Rights Family Law Premises Liability
Class Actions Health Care Product Liability
Commercial/Business Insurance Professional Negligence
Condemnation Labor/Unions RICO
Construction Landlord/Tenant Torts
Consumer Fraud Libel & Slander Transportation
Contract Disputes Medical Malpractice Workers’ Compensation
EEOC Nursing Homes Wrongful Death



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

Memberships and Affiliations

  • Tennessee Judicial Conference
  • American Bar Association
  • National Academy of Distinguished Neutrals
  • American College of Civil Trial Mediators
  • American Inns of Court – Leo Bearman Chapter 2011-2014 (Secretary 2012; Treasurer 2013) ; Indianapolis Chapter 2015-2018