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Courtney puts her experience as an Assistant Attorney General and her logical thinking skills to work on behalf of clients in the courtroom.

Courtney focuses her practice on labor and employment law and business relations. She is a well-connected, reliable advisor who works closely with clients, key media resources, special interest groups and co-workers.

Thorough research and public speaking are second nature for Courtney as she navigates through pretrial, prepares for litigation and participates in mediation, arbitration or negotiation.

She previously served as an Assistant Attorney General in the Litigation Section of the Missouri Attorney General’s Office. While there, she participated in legal proceedings, handling cases from inception to trial, and constantly kept a line of communication open with clients. Courtney also has experience with higher education.

While in law school, Courtney served as a judicial extern for Chief Justice Mary Rhodes Russell, Supreme Court of Missouri, and Judge Karen King Mitchell, Missouri Court of Appeals, Western District of Missouri.



  • Missouri Bar Pro Bono Wall of Fame, 2019
  • Missouri Times Magazine 30 Under 30, 2018


  • LL.M., University of Missouri School of Law
    • Dispute Resolution
  • J.D., University of Missouri School of Law
    • Order of Barristers
    • CALI Excellence for the Future Award: Lawyering & Criminal Prosecution
    • Journal of Dispute Resolution, Associate Editor-in-Chief
    • Student Bar Association, President
    • Arbitration Team, Top 6 Nationally
    • Phi Alpha Delta
    • Phi Delta Phi
  • B.A., Columbia College
    • cum laude
    • Communication


  • Missouri
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Missouri
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Missouri
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Eighth Circuit

Professional Memberships and Certifications

  • Association for Women Lawyers of Greater Kansas City, Membership Vice-Chair
  • American Bar Association
  • The Missouri Bar
  • Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association
  • Mid-Missouri Bar Association
  • Elwood L. Thomas American Inn of Court
  • Ross T. Roberts American Inn of Court
Media Mentions | September 07, 2018
Association for Women Lawyers of Greater Kansas City: Learn more about Courtney Lauer

Associate Courtney Lauer discusses the most rewarding aspects of her job, how she maintains a work-life balance and her personal mantra in an AWL profile.

Media Mentions | April 19, 2018
The Missouri Times: Class of 2018 30 Under 30

The Missouri Times names Courtney Lauer to its 2018 "30 Under 30" list.

Outside the Office

When Courtney isn’t cheering on the Mizzou Tigers or Kansas City Chiefs, she likes to spend her time playing volleyball, visiting museums, and adventuring in the outdoors.

Community Leadership
  • UM System Board of Curators, Former Student Representative
  • Columbia College Alumni Association, Former Board Member

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