Who We Are

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Lorrie Orton Heath is the founding attorney of Orton Heath Law (“OHL”), which has its principal office based in Austin, Texas.  

Prior to becoming a licensed attorney, Lorrie was an award-winning executive with small, mid size, and Fortune 500 companies, including corporate powerhouses Nestle Foods USA, GE  Healthcare, Boston Scientific, and Abbott Laboratories.  

Lorrie also assists low-income individuals and veterans through Volunteer Legal Services of  Central Texas and other non-profit organizations. In her spare time, she enjoys traveling, hiking, and spending time with her family. 

Examples of Legal Services Provided to Clients
  • Directed provision of legal services to financial services software platform by collaborating with  its CEO on customer contracts, company financing, product claims, website advertising, and  competitive concerns.  

  • Managed intake and legal process for Austin-based Consumer Packaged Goods (CPG)  accelerator by collaborating with its managing director, equity mentors, and participating  companies.  

  • Negotiated, drafted, and managed sale and transfer of commercial leases between healthcare  providers and national retail chain.  

  • ​Advised medical technology company concerning its promotion and advertising.  

  • Managed analysis of medical device product development and government regulation process in complex $5.4 million litigation. 

  • Advised various CPG companies, including purveyors of coffee, vegan snacks, cookies, gourmet  chocolates, salsa, and more concerning regulations related to packaging and labeling,  ingredients, nutrition, and health claims. 

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Licenses and Admissions
  • Supreme Court of the State of Texas 

  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas

Certifications
  • Advertising and Promotion of Medical Devices 

Education
  • Juris Doctor (J.D.), Mitchell Hamline School of Law, St Paul, Minnesota

  • Bachelor of Arts (B.A.), The University of Texas at Austin 

Professional Memberships
  • State Bar of Texas, including Business, and Computer and Technology Sections

  • ChIPs Network 

Board and Governance Experience
  • ​Southern Disability Law Center, Treasurer and Board Director

  • Epsilon Corporation, Vice President of Finance and Board Director 

Community Involvement
  • Volunteer Legal Services of Central Texas 

Honors and Achievements
  • ​CALI Award for Excellence in Client Counseling 

  • State Bar of Texas, Pro Bono College 

  • Judge Suzanne Covington Award 

Panels and Presentations
  • Legal Q + A, SKU 6, Austin, Texas, 2018 

  • Starting a CPG Company, Austin Eastciders, Austin, Texas, 2018

  • Starting a Business, Capital Factory, Austin, Texas, 2018 

  • Women Working in CPG, ChIPs, Austin, Texas, 2017 

  • Legal Q + A, SKU 5, Austin, Texas, 2017 

  • Legal for CPG, TEN Capital Group, Austin, Texas, 2017