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Lorraine Marie Simonis

Primary Office
1500 Market St., Suite 3500E
Philadelphia, PA 19102
Fax(215) 575-7200


Deborah Farris
Direct(215) 575-7161

Lorraine is an Associate in Dilworth Paxson’s Litigation group, focusing on general civil litigation, insurance and labor and employment matters in the Philadelphia office. 

Immediately prior to joining Dilworth, Lorraine clerked for the Honorable Lavenski Smith, Chief Judge of the Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals, and for the Honorable Wendy Beetlestone of the Eastern District of Pennsylvania. During her clerkships, Lorraine worked on a variety of complex civil and criminal cases.

While in law school, Lorraine competed with the Black Law Students’ Association’s Moot Court Team and served as a legal writing teaching assistant.  

Prior to law school, Lorraine completed a US Teaching Assistantship through Fulbright Austria. She received her J.D. from the University of Virginia School of law and a B.A. in German Language and Medieval & Renaissance Studies with honors from Washington & Lee University.


Professional & Community Activities

  • LEADERSHIP Philadelphia’s Keeper Class of 2021
  • Mercersburg Academy Board of Regents
  • Philadelphia Bar Association
  • Barrister’s Association
  • Lawyers’ Club of Philadelphia

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Alternate Biographies





  • B.A., Washington and Lee University, 2014
  • J.D., University of Virginia School of Law, 2018

Bar Admissions

  • Pennsylvania, 2018
  • Eastern District of Pennsylvania, 2020


  • French
  • German