Lauren is an associate in the firm’s Norfolk office and a member of the Health Care and Litigation Practice Groups. She specializes in medical malpractice defense and healthcare compliance, assisting clients with a broad range of issues including medical malpractice actions and disciplinary actions by state licensing boards, and defending professional liability insurance companies, hospitals, and physicians.

Representative Matters

  • Represented clients in all aspects of litigation matters in both state and federal court
  • Argued motions for summary judgment, demurrers, motions to dismiss, motions to strike, discovery motions, motions for protective orders, motions to compel arbitration and ex parte applications
  • Participated in mediation and mandatory settlement conferences and negotiated draft settlement agreements and statutory offers to compromise
  • Drafted and argued appellate briefs before the California Court of Appeal


Recognition & Honors

  • Virginia Super Lawyers Rising Stars; Law & Politics, 2018-2019
  • California Super Lawyers Rising Stars, 2016-2018
  • Phi Eta Sigma Honor Society
  • National Association of Administrative Law Judges Journal, Lead Articles Editor


  • Association of Southern California Defense Counsel; Los Angeles Board Member, Young Lawyers Committee Chair, 2015-2017
  • Virginia Bar Association
  • Norfolk-Portsmouth Bar Association
  • Virginia Association of Defense Attorneys
  • Defense Research Institute
  • Virginia Chapter of the American Society for Healthcare Risk Management
  • CHIP of South Hampton Roads, Board of Directors



  • California, 2010
  • District of Columbia, 2017
  • Virginia, 2018



  • The Catholic University of America; B.A., B.M., 2005
  • Pepperdine University School of Law; J.D., 2010