Lana Tigri joined Van Kampen Law as an Associate Attorney in December of 2019. Prior to joining the firm, she worked as a Legal Fellow with the Washington D.C.-based nonprofit organization Veterans Education Success (VES). During her time with VES, she assisted defrauded veterans in obtaining student loan debt relief through direct assistance and legal counseling. In addition to serving clients, Lana fought for access to education and against predatory fraud as she researched and lobbied for policy solutions, collaborating with members of Congress and higher education organizations to push for more favorable public policies.
Lana was led to plaintiff-side representation through her passion for advocacy. Prior to law school, Lana volunteered as a Guardian ad Litem Child Advocate, working to ensure the safety of abused and neglected children, which inspired her dedication to serving others and fighting for justice. She continued to pursue this calling throughout law school, including serving as a MLK Fellow at the Legal Aid of North Carolina, where she worked on consumer protection, housing, domestic violence, and fraud cases, and litigated under the NC Student Practice Rule. Upon earning her J.D. from Georgetown University Law center, she received honors for her commitment to pro-bono service.
Lana’s legal experience also includes serving as a legislative intern for Florida State Representative Jose Felix Diaz, a judicial extern for the Honorable Vicki Ashworth of El Dorado County Superior Court, a legal intern for the Montgomery County State’s Attorney’s Office, and a legal intern for the U.S. Forest Service. Additionally, while in law school, Lana served as a Staff Editor on the Georgetown Entertainment and Media Law Alliance Law Review and was a finalist in the 2016 Spring Intramural Moot Court Competition.
Lana grew up in Charlotte and graduated Cum Laude from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte with a bachelor’s in psychology and a bachelor’s in criminal justice. She has an unrelenting work ethic and the belief that we are called to serve others, do good, and seek justice. These values drive her to be a zealous advocate for her clients. In her free time, Lana enjoys traveling, kayaking, and hiking with her husband and two dogs, and on Saturdays in the fall you can find her cheering on the Georgia Bulldogs!