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Lauren is a member of the firm’s Class Actions, Litigation & Dispute Resolution, and Mass Torts & Products Liability practice groups.  She focuses her practice on complex product liability, mass tort, commercial litigation, and appellate matters. She has experience representing businesses and other large entities in high-stakes mass tort and collegiate sports litigation.

Lauren earned her J.D. from the University of Missouri-Columbia Law School, where she was the Editor-in-Chief of the Missouri Law Review and graduated as a member of the Order of the Coif.  While in law school, Lauren was a student attorney with the Family Violence Clinic, where she represented adults and children in Order of Protection hearings and provided adoption-related legal services.  She was also a teaching fellow for the first-year torts course.  Lauren was awarded the Judge Lawrence G. Crahan Judicial Fellowship during law school and served as a judicial law clerk intern to the Honorable Judge Mary R. Russell of the Missouri Supreme Court and the Honorable Judge Philip M. Hess of the Missouri Eastern District Court of Appeals in the summer of 2017.  Lauren was a summer associate in the firm’s St. Louis office in 2018.

Prior to joining the firm, Lauren served as a judicial law clerk to the Honorable Philip M. Hess of the Missouri Eastern District Court of Appeals for two years.

Practices

Civic Involvement & Honors

    • Motion for Kids, Child Sponsor, 2019-Present
    • University of Missouri-Columbia Order of the Coif, Member (2019)
    • CALI Award Recipient—top grades in Legal Research & Writing (2016), Advocacy & Research (2017), Family Violence, Advocacy, & Public Policy (2017), Family Violence Clinic (2018), and Deal Skills (2019) courses.
    • Judge Roy W. Harper Prize: Best Work in Constitutional Law (2018)
    • Co-Winner of the University of Missouri-Columbia Patent Law Moot Court Competition (2018)
    • CALI Award Recipient—top grades in Legal Research & Writing (2016), Advocacy & Research (2017), Family Violence, Advocacy, & Public Policy (2017), Family Violence Clinic (2018), and Deal Skills (2019) courses.
    • Judge Roy W. Harper Prize: Best Work in Constitutional Law (2018)
    • Co-Winner of the University of Missouri-Columbia Patent Law Moot Court Competition (2018)
    • Co-Winner of the University of Missouri-Columbia Patent Law Moot Court Competition (2018)
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Professional Affiliations

    • Missouri Bar Association
    • Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis
    • Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis
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Publications

  • Disregarding Statutory Safeguards: The Supreme Court of Missouri’s Failure to Recognize Manifest Injustice in Predatory Sexual Offender Determinations, 83 L. Rev. 497 (2018).
  • A “Holding Company Exception” to Hertz?, 83 Mo. L. Rev. 1123 (2018).