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Overview

Analytical and strategic, Lauren is a natural legal and business advocate for clients facing litigation.

Before pursuing legal studies and joining the firm, Lauren was an anthropology student, chosen to participate in a historical lab studying artifacts from a St. Louis archaeological site. The project involved meticulous handling of artifacts, research, reading, drafting of memoranda, archiving, problem-solving and reasoning of logical themes and strategies. Her rigorous fieldwork was an ideal foundation for her current work assisting clients as a litigator.

Lauren helps clients with complex commercial litigation in a wide variety of industries. Both team members and clients recognize her 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.


Services

Education

  • 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

Admissions

  • 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
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.  

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