August 27, 2014

Attorney Lori Atkins Drayton

Attorney Lori Atkins Drayton concentrates her practice in the areas of residential and commercial real estate, general civil litigation and criminal defense.  She handles complex litigation in Superior, District, and Housing Courts including residential and commercial landlord-tenant law, mold litigation, bed bugs, discrimination and reasonable accommodation claims as well as business and employment disputes. She has amassed a noteworthy record of success in mediation and conciliation proceedings and in negotiating favorable out-of-court settlements resolving legal disputes. Recognized equally for her skills as a Trial Attorney, Attorney Drayton has been named a Rising Star by Super Lawyers as published in Boston Magazine.  She is currently admitted to practice law in Massachusetts, New Hampshire, and Rhode Island.

Prior to joining Doherty, Ciechanowski, Dugan & Cannon, Attorney Drayton represented residential and commercial landlords as well as condominium associations in disputes involving premises and general liability claims, cause and drug evictions, property damage and casualty loss matters. Prior to entering private practice, she served as an Assistant District Attorney for the Suffolk County District Attorney’s Office, where she was the sole prosecutor in more than 50 felony and misdemeanor trials. She also served as the Point Prosecutor for juvenile prosecutions and as Special Prosecutor in charge of litigating crimes committed in other counties.

Attorney Drayton is a magna cum laude graduate of Suffolk University in 2001 and a graduate of Suffolk University Law School in 2004.  She is an active member of the Institute of Real Estate Management, Massachusetts Bar Association, New Hampshire Bar Association, and Rhode Island Bar Association.



  • Suffolk University Law School, 2004
  • Suffolk University, (Magna Cum Laude), 2001


  • Massachusetts Bar Association
  • New Hampshire Bar Association
  • Rhode Island Bar Association
  • American Association for Justice
  • Community Associations Institute
  • Institute of Real Estate Management