As an undergraduate and law student, Ms. Battistoni researched concerns with child victims as witnesses in court proceedings, particularly in the area of child sexual abuse. During her first two years of law school, Lori worked on a national research project titled “The Child Victim as Witness” run by the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention.
Ms. Battistoni has practiced law in Prince William County for 12 years, focusing her practice almost exclusively on representing children. In 2010, the Prince William County Bar Association recognized Ms. Battistoni as Guardian ad litem of the year. Ms. Battistoni served as President of the Prince William County Bar Foundation, and Co-Chair of the Beat the Odds Committee, on which she remains active.