Lori Decker


Four Seagate
Eighth Floor
Toledo, Ohio 43604


Lori Decker spends almost all of her professional time working in the construction and commercial law areas, and the two practices complement each other well. 

In her construction law practice, she represents contractors, design-builders, subcontractors and suppliers, as well as project owners (public and private), lenders and design professionals.  She has experience with all forms of construction project delivery, including general contracting, CM at risk, agency CM, design build, and integrated project delivery.

In her commercial law practice, she represents producers, distributors, sellers and buyers of materials and products in a wide variety of industries, including glass, natural resource extraction, automotive, and metals processing, to name a few. 

For both the construction and commercial arenas, her focus is on contract negotiation, but she also advises clients regarding claims management and avoidance, indemnity, risk allocation and management, and loss prevention. Additionally, she understands insurance provisions and products, a key element of any risk analysis and contract negotiation, in both the construction and commercial areas.

She has a reputation for practicality and clients credit her extensive knowledge and experience as well as her calm demeanor as key factors in getting to yes.  Because Lori has considerable experience representing each of the many stakeholders in construction projects as well as commercial transactions, she has an appreciation for the competing interests in play.  This allows her to avoid wasting time on unworkable proposals and fashion practical solutions in the best interest of her clients.

Lori is grateful for the opportunity to have played a role in many, many significant projects, including the construction of hospitals, stadiums, hotels, arenas, schools, manufacturing facilities, office towers, and university buildings, among others. She enjoys being a part of something that stands long after the legal work is completed.

Professional / Community

Throughout her career, Lori has enjoyed serving on numerous local non-profit and community boards and committees, including, most recently, the Executive Committee and Board of Directors of Susan G. Komen, Northwest Ohio for the last 6 years.






J.D., 1978, cum laude, University of Arizona
B.A., Government, French, 1975, summa cum laude, University of Arizona