Lorenz Schuerch, Attorney

Lorenz earned his Juris Doctor from the University of Wisconsin Law School. In law school, he worked as the vice president of the Indian Law Society and helped develop programs for economic development on tribal land. He also received the school’s Pro Bono honors for volunteering as a tax consultant for indigent individuals in his community. One summer, during law school, Lorenz worked in Washington, D.C. with one of the top law firms in the country. There, he developed his litigation and legislative skills while he focused his efforts on Indian Gaming administration, tribal recognition, and legislative advocacy.

When Lorenz moved his family to the White Mountains, he began working for a solo practitioner practice in Pinetop where he further developed his skills as a general practitioner. Lorenz helped the supervising attorney with a wide range of cases. Because general practitioners need to be adaptable, Lorenz worked on criminal cases, DUIs, estate planning, probate, property and transaction cases. Lorenz also handled several Personal Injury cases where he was able to negotiate quick and satisfactory settlements for the firm’s clients.

Lorenz is married to his wife Kari and together they have three very active young boys. Lorenz is a woodworker and enjoys spending time outdoors with his family. He coaches soccer and volunteers as a scout leader with his local church.

Kari Schuerch, Legal Assistant

Kari has owned and operated her own small business for the better part of the last ten years. As such, she is closely in tune with small business needs and understands what it takes to run a successful enterprise. She will be the first person you speak to when you call Mountain Legal. She will tell you whether our firm can effectively represent your interests and if so, she will schedule a consultation with our attorney as soon as possible. She also handles the accounting aspect of the firm so she can answer any billing questions you may have. Kari can usually answer most of your questions by phone or email within three days of receiving your inquiry.

Kari is married to Lorenz Schuerch and together they have three children. She enjoys painting, hiking, and running. She volunteers her spare time as a soccer coach and as a young women leader in her church congregation.