Lori A. O’Donnell


As facilities director, Lori A. O’Donnell works closely with the firm’s chief operating officer in the areas of office space lease, care and maintenance of the office, property manager communications, office moves and relocation of staff, purchase and maintenance of office furniture, off-site attorney and board of directors meetings, and firm employee functions.  

Lori oversees hospitality, office services, reception, and the records center for the firm, along with the vendor relationships specific to each department. Lori works closely with the firm’s team of information technology professionals and is the “go to” person for ergonomic issues. Additionally, she is in charge of the firm’s long-running, subtenant office-space leasing program. 

Lori’s legal career began more than 28 years ago as a legal assistant with the Wiese & Cox law firm. Following that firm’s merger with Moss & Barnett, Lori moved into an administrative assistant role and in 1995 became the firm’s first facilities administrator.  

Throughout the years, Lori has worked as the firm’s Blood Drive Coordinator and United Way representative and has volunteered on the Adopt-A-Family committee. A native of Northeast Minneapolis, where she still resides, Lori is certified in first aid and CPR/AED by the American Red Cross.

Professional Associations

  • Association of Legal Administrators, Minnesota Chapter – Facilities Management Special Interest Group


  • Minneapolis Technical Institute, Minneapolis, MN, Legal Secretary Certificate