It is with great sorrow that we share the news of the untimely death of Lori Stiegel, senior attorney for the Commission on Law and Aging for the past 30 years. Ms. Stiegel, who grew up in Chicago, received her BA in Psychology from University of Florida, and her Juris Doctorate from George Washington University. Her career was devoted to public interest law, having worked as Staff Attorney in the Senior Advocacy Unit of the Bay Area Legal Services; Tampa, FL; Legal Services Developer in the Office of Aging, Department of Human Resources, Atlanta, GA; and Staff Attorney for the Center for Social Gerontology in Ann Arbor, MI before joining the American Bar Association Commission on Law and Aging in 1989. Ms. Stiegel served as the Commission's lead attorney on elder abuse. She was in the vanguard of elder justice advocates and experts throughout her career.
Lori died of breast cancer on March 28 at Capital Caring Hospice in Arlington, Virginia. She is survived by her father, Richard Stiegel. Funeral plans will be private in Tampa, Florida. Condolences may be sent to her father, Richard Stiegel, at 4514 W. Sylvan Ramble St., Tampa, FL 33609-4214. In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts to the American Cancer Society are requested.