Loree is the Legal Director for ACLU-WV, and is responsible for overseeing litigation and legal advocacy at the organization. Loree is also the organization’s chief litigator, and in her time at ACLU-WV she has litigated issues including jail and prison conditions, trans rights, the rights of people who are housing insecure, harm reduction, government transparency laws, and the First Amendment. Many of the cases she has litigated are at the intersection of poverty and civil rights.
Loree’s background is in poverty law. Prior to joining the ACLU, Loree worked at Mountain State Justice in Charleston, where she represented West Virginians victimized by predatory mortgage lenders and abusive loan servicers. Before working at MSJ, she was a staff attorney for the Appalachian Research and Defense Fund of Kentucky (AppalReD), where she focused primarily on consumer, housing, and administrative law issues. She is a graduate of the George Washington University Law School and received her bachelor’s degree in journalism from Murray State University. Loree lives in Charleston.