Lauren is a general litigation associate, admitted in Arizona and Rhode Island. Her practice focuses on premises liability, professional liability and other general litigation. She has also developed expertise in local and state tobacco regulations.
Lauren holds a B.A. in journalism from the University of Oklahoma and her J.D. with highest pro bono distinction (for more than 200 hours of pro bono work during law school) from the Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law at Arizona State University where she was a Pedrick Scholar and the technology editor for the Sports & Entertainment Law Journal. Lauren was also a student attorney for Maricopa County Public Defender. During her time there, she defended indigent clients at all stages of criminal proceedings, including a bench trial, and she was able to achieve a dismissal of charges for one of her clients. Following law school, she clerked for the Honorable Peter B. Swann on the Arizona Court of Appeals.
Before joining Melick & Porter, Lauren served in various roles in state government, including a legal internship at the Arizona House of Representatives and a public policy fellowship for the Governor of Rhode Island and the Rhode Island Department of Education. Prior to law school, Lauren was a high school English teacher through Teach For America, and she continues to volunteer with educational equity organizations outside of work.