I was born in Rochester, New York. I earned a Bachelor’s degree from the University of Rochester and a Law degree (with high honors) from Syracuse University. In between college and law school, I trained and worked in National Restaurant Chain Management. I earned my license to practice law in 1987. Click here for a list of my bar admissions.
I was associated with a Rochester law firm (now known as Boylan Code) where I concentrated my practice in litigation and residential real estate. My husband Steve and I relocated to Washington, DC where I worked as an attorney for the United States government and for a private law firm focused on commercial real estate.
Steve and I returned to Rochester in 1990. Shortly thereafter, our only child (Anne) was born. Until 1995, I operated a small part-time general law practice while happily being a “mostly-stay-at-home” mother and wife. I am proud of the way Steve and I have juggled our home and professional lives despite me living with Multiple Sclerosis.
What I do for Modica Law Firm
I manage the technical, business and personnel aspects of the Firm. I am thankful for technical advancements that have allowed me to conveniently work from our fully-integrated home office. I am proud of how we care and how we have grown, never losing touch with our family.
We have won multiple awards for our legal and community work. We are a “Best Law Firm in America” in Employment Law–Individuals. Click here for more information.
I have lived with Multiple Sclerosis since 1992. I am the proud recipient of the 2012 National Multiple Sclerosis Society Upstate NY Chapter’s “Professional on the Move” Award. Along with Steve, I was awarded the MS Society’s Norman Cohn Award in 2008. I remind myself daily that, while I have MS, “MS does NOT have me!”
I have been married to Steve for more than 33 years. Our daughter, Anne Modica, is the center of our world and is an attorney with our Firm. My non-law passions include my extensive collection of antique Fiesta Ware; gardening and holiday baking.
Lorrie Walsh Modica, Esq.
Modica Law Firm
2430 Ridgeway Avenue
Rochester, New York 14626
Phone: (585) 368-1111
Fax: (585) 368-1100