Veteran Journalist and Consultant

Lori Brasier, a veteran journalist, has spent the last two decades in courtrooms, specializing in criminal justice and other legal issues for the Detroit Free Press.

 Veteran journalist and writer Lori Brasier is photographed where she works as a consultant at Deborah Gordon Law in Bloomfield Hills, MI, Tuesday, April 8, 2016.  Kathleen Galligan

She has appeared on local and national television, including 20/20, Good Morning America, the Discovery Channel and Court TV. Her articles have been mentioned in Time Magazine, The Atlantic and USA Today, among other publications.  She has been awarded numerous state and national prizes, including three Wade McCree citations for the advancement of justice in Michigan, and the American Bar Association's Silver Gavel Award, following a six month investigation into the Michigan Department of Corrections. She has been nominated twice for Pulitzer prizes.

She has written extensively on juvenile justice matters. Her story on young Michigan children sentenced to life in prison was listed as an exhibit in Miller v. Alabama, the landmark 2012 decision by the United States Supreme Court, ruling such practices unconstitutional.

She holds a Bachelor of Art's degree in Journalism from California State University, and is a former journalism instructor at Oakland University in Rochester Hills.  She recently formed L.L. Brasier Communications, a firm specializing in public relations, crisis management and social media, and is the resident storyteller at Deborah Gordon Law, where she assists in writing, research and social media management.