Mrs. Lord was born in Detroit, Michigan. She graduated from Eastern Michigan University (Magna Cum Laude) and Wayne State University Law School (J.D., 1983).
She was admitted to the Michigan bar in 1983. She is also admitted to U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Michigan, U.S. District Court, Western District of Michigan and U.S. Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals.
Mrs. Lord's concentration has been in auto no-fault (first and third party), negligence, toxic torts, MIOSHA, employment law and environmental law.
She is a member of the Oakland County Bar Association, State Bar of Michigan and Woman Lawyers Association.