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With significant courtroom experience that dates from the beginning of her career, Lauren is a natural legal and business advocate for clients facing litigation.

While Lauren represents clients in complex commercial litigation matters in a wide variety of industries, she has a special focus on real estate and frequently handles easement disputes for both residential and commercial properties. She also works extensively with public/private road disputes, often for a major privately held retail company. Lauren has achieved successful outcomes for clients seeking to protect privately funded and maintained roads from public access, as well as for clients looking to uphold public rights to public roads or secure government maintenance.

As a law student, Lauren had first intended to practice corporate law; however, work with Husch Blackwell’s Commercial Litigation team as a summer associate changed her mind. Lauren discovered what a personal practice area litigation can be, and she loves connecting with clients. She quickly gained extensive courtroom experience early on, trying a number of cases to successful outcomes in the first three years of her career. Advocacy comes naturally to her, and she’s passionate about crafting compelling personal narratives that sway judges and juries to adopt the client’s perspective.

Alongside her litigation practice, Lauren assists clients with developing compliant record retention policies and schedules. Her record retention practice often involves advising multinational companies on proper retention periods under both U.S. and international statutes and regulations. Lauren works right alongside clients to create document management programs that are straightforward and easy to implement.

Clients value Lauren’s ability to incorporate long-range business goals into the solution of the legal problem at hand. She’s known for anticipating outcomes and avoiding the problems that can result from quick fixes. Lauren enjoys guiding a client’s most challenging legal dispute and streamlining the details to create a best solution.




  • Missouri Bar Pro Bono Wall of Fame, 2021


  • J.D., University of Missouri School of Law
    • Student Ambassador Program
    • Women’s Law Association
    • Phi Alpha Delta Fraternity
  • B.A., Washington University in St. Louis
    • Anthropology and Political Science
    • Antoinette Dames Prize for Outstanding Paper in Political Science
    • Kappa Delta Sorority
    • Dean’s List


  • Missouri
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Missouri
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Missouri

Professional Memberships and Certifications

  • Springfield Metropolitan Bar Association
2023 Pro Bono Champion
Outside the Office

Lauren’s sense of curiosity and exploration extends to her vacation time.

Lauren and her family travel the world on scuba-diving trips. She has ventured to more than 20 countries throughout Europe and the Caribbean, logging over 75 hours underwater. Lauren has explored notable ship wrecks including the RMS Rhone in the British Virgin Islands and the Tears of Allah – the James Bond movie prop in the Bahamas. At home, Lauren enjoys spending time with family and is a devoted Kansas City Chiefs fan.

Community Leadership

Lauren serves on the Board of Directors at the Developmental Center of the Ozarks (DCO), where she works closely with the Executive Director to help pursue and uplift DCO’s mission. DCO provides a variety of community-based services for adults and for children under age six. The childcare center is fully inclusive, including some children with special needs and some without. The adult day center caters to adults with special needs, as well as seniors with or without disabilities. DCO also provides employment services that help place individuals with special circumstances and disabilities in stable employment situations.  

Lauren also serves on the boards of the Springfield Ballet and Developmental Center of the Ozarks.