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Lauren is an attorney in the firm's Lexington office and a member of the Litigation Department. She has experience in a wide array of sophisticated litigation matters, including: complex contract disputes; commercial and residential real estate litigation; environmental litigation; trust and estate litigation; appellate proceedings; quasi-governmental proceedings; and class-action defense.

Lauren has held leadership roles in both the Fayette County Bar Association’s Women Lawyers division and the Junior League of Lexington. Lauren has been recognized for her community involvement and growing professional success by both the Lexington Young Professionals Association and the Super Lawyers organization.

Career Highlights

Representative Cases and Achievements

  • Obtained a favorable jury verdict in a commercial property damage action following a five-week trial in western Kentucky
  • Obtained a favorable multi-million dollar arbitration award on behalf of an equipment distributor in a dispute involving both contractual disputes and statutory interpretation
  • Prevailed before the trial court, Kentucky Court of Appeals and Kentucky Supreme Court in a dispute involving the rightful beneficiary of a decedent's individual retirement account, including all briefing and oral arguments (Haste v. Vanguard Group, Inc., 502 S.W.3d 611 (Ky. App. 2016))
  • Experience in both state and federal courts, as well as arbitration proceedings
  • Represents quasi-governmental agencies in administrative hearings and other related proceedings
  • Represents numerous commercial and residential landlords through the eviction process and the recovery of amounts owed

Awards

  • Recognized as one of the "Kentucky Rising Stars" in the Kentucky Super Lawyers® list, 2016-2018
  • 2015 Junior League of Lexington Susan R. Anderson Award 
  • 2015 Rising Star, Lexington Young Professionals Association
  • Order of the Coif, University of Kentucky, 2011

Affiliations

Professional Affiliations

  • American Bar Association
  • Kentucky Bar Association
  • Fayette County Bar Association
  • Central Kentucky American Inns of Court
  • BGD Women’s Forum

Community Involvement

Professional Leadership

  • Executive Board Member, Fayette County Bar Foundation
  • Board Member, Fayette County Bar Association
  • President, Women Lawyers Association, 2016
  • Articles Editor, Kentucky Law Journal, 2009-2011

Civic and Charitable Involvement

  • Chair of the Bodley Bullock House, the historic headquarters for the Junior League of Lexington, 2017
  • Pro bono activities on behalf of Habitat for Humanity
  • Parishioner, Cathedral of Christ the King
  • Bluegrass Community Foundation BGCF365 Member

Media

Contributions & Published Works

  • Co-author, Chapter 2, “The Attorney-Client Relationship,” Kentucky Civil Practice Before Trial, 4th Edition, University of Kentucky College of Law, 2017
  • Co-author, Chapter 10, “Other Pleading Issues,” Kentucky Civil Practice Before Trial, 4th Edition, University of Kentucky College of Law, 2017
  • "Spare the Rod, Spoil the Litigator: The Varying Degrees of Culpability Required for an Adverse Inference Sanction Regarding Spoliation of Electronic Discovery," 99 Ky. L. J. 881 (2011)

Services

University of Kentucky, B.A., Political Science, magna cum laude, 2007
University of Kentucky College of Law, J.D., magna cum laude, 2011

  • Kentucky, 2011
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Kentucky, 2011
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Kentucky, 2011
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit, 2011
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