Lauren grew up in Winterville, North Carolina. Lauren graduated cum laude from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 2009 with a B.A. in Journalism and Mass Communication (Public Relations) and a minor in History. She earned her law degree from Campbell University’s Norman Adrian Wiggins School of Law in 2012.
At Campbell Law, Lauren competed on Mock Trial Team, representing Campbell Law School in competitions across the country. Lauren was recognized for her advocacy during the 2012 South Texas Mock Trial Competition with an Outstanding Advocate Award. Upon graduation, Lauren received the International Academy of Trial Lawyers Student Advocacy Award, the Robert A. Jenkins Award, and was inducted into the Order of the Barristers, a National honorary organization that recognizes graduating law students who have excelled in advocacy.
Lauren joined Blanchard, Miller, Lewis, and Isley in 2012. She focuses her practice on complex civil litigation, personal injury, and nursing home negligence, having tried cases to verdict in North Carolina Superior Courts. In addition to her trial experience, Lauren has argued in front of the North Carolina Court of Appeals. She is licensed to practice in all state and federal courts of North Carolina.
Lauren is member of the North Carolina Advocates for Justice, having held leadership positions in both the Women’s Caucus and the Professional Negligence Section. Lauren is also a member of the NCAJ Auto Torts Section.
In 2013, Lauren was appointed to the North Carolina Courts Commission, a non-standing legislative committee that seeks to bring solutions to various issues facing the North Carolina court system.
In addition to her law practice, Lauren serves on the Board of Directors for Military Missions in Action, a nonprofit dedicating to assisting veterans in need, members of all armed forces, and their loving and supporting families.