Lori Kannenberg Dorn, CLM

Director of Administration

Lori Kannenberg Dorn, CLM

Director of Administration
Director of Administration

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On the Job

Lori Kannenberg Dorn, CLM is the Director of Administration at Stafford Rosenbaum. She has played an active role in law firm administration for over 25 years. Prior to joining Stafford Rosenbaum, Lori held the Director of Administration position at another Madison-based law firm.


  • Certified Legal Manager, Association of Legal Administrators
  • Master of Business Administration, Cardinal Stritch University
  • Bachelor of Science, magna cum laude, Business Administration with a Management Concentration and minor in Psychology, Edgewood College
  • General Banking Diploma, American Institute of Banking

Professional Organizations and Memberships

  • Wisconsin Association of Legal Administrators (WALA)
    • Recipient of 2007 Award of Excellence
    • Past President and Bar Liaison
    • Author of numerous articles published in Class Action newsletter
  • Greater Madison Area Society of Human Resources
    • Member of Program Committee, 2007 to present
    • Talent Management Chair, 2012 to present
  • Blackhawk Technical College
    • Member of Advisory Board for Office Systems Technology Program, 2006 to present
  • Association of Legal Administrators
    • Member of Certification Committee, 2011 – 2014
  • State Bar of Wisconsin
    • Member of State Bar of Wisconsin Solo & Small Firm Convention Planning Committee, 2007 to present
    • Member of Convention Committee, 2004 to 2009
    • Member of Member Benefits Advisory Committee, 2007
    • Member of WisBar II Advisory Committee, Spring 2004
    • Member of Law Practice Management Study Committee, Fall 2003
  • American Bar Association/General Practice and Solo Practice Division

Publications and Presentations

  • Co-author of article “Wide Open Spaces: Advice for Starting Up a Solo Practice,” published in Law Practice Magazine, January/February 2007
  • Author of article “Invisible or Integral: Get Your Seat At the Boardroom Table,” published in ALA Management Encyclopedia, 2006
  • Speaker at 2006 ABA National Solo & Small Firm Conference, “My Finances: Take Your Firm’s Financial Pulse; My Success: Business Boot Camp”
  • Speaker at 2006 and 2009 Wisconsin Solo, Small Firm & Technology Conferences
    • Bill More, Get More, Keep More: 10 Top Tips for Effective Billing and Collection
    • The Money Game: Fundamentals of Compensation for Yourself and Your Small Firm
    • Managing Your Staff in the New Economy
    • Using Office Staff Effectively

Off the Job

Lori and her husband call Madison home. Whether it’s shopping at the local farmers’ market, enjoying events at the Overture Center or taking in nature hikes, she enjoys the many activities Madison offers.

Lori is also an avid traveler. She has visited Germany, Switzerland, Austria, Greece, Italy, the Netherlands, England, Scotland, Belgium, France, Denmark, Hungary, the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Russia, South America (Paraguay and Brazil), Africa, Canada (Nova Scotia, Newfoundland, Ontario, Quebec), Mexico and a number of Caribbean Islands. Her favorite among these destinations is Munich, Germany. She considers Door County to be her favorite in-state getaway.