Lauren was admitted to the State Bar of California in 2012 after obtaining her law degree from the University of Oregon School of Law. Prior to law school, Lauren earned her B.A. from the University of California at Berkeley. During law school, Lauren clerked for the Honorable Magistrate Judge John V. Acosta in the United States District Court for the District of Oregon.
Lauren has a diverse legal resume including asbestos litigation, landlord-tenant law, personal injury, criminal defense, and civil litigation. However, it was not until she was appointed as successor trustee of her late grandmother’s estate that Lauren dedicated herself to Estate Planning and Probate. Lauren received the BWOPA/TILE HerStory Empowers Award for Economic Empowerment in 2016 and the Lawyers of Distinction award for Estate Planning (an award reserved for the top 10% of attorneys in the U.S.) in 2017. Lauren was accepted by Marquis Who’s Who—a network honoring individuals who have demonstrated leadership, excellence and longevity within their profession.
Lauren is admitted to practice law before all courts of the State of California. She is a member of the California State Bar Trusts & Estates Section, the California Association of Black Lawyers, Black Women Lawyers of Northern California, and the East Bay Trusts & Estate Lawyers. She serves on the Executive Committee of the Alameda County Bar Association’s (ACBA) Trust & Estate Section and formerly served on ACBA’s Barristers Section. Lauren is a proud member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated®.
She is a proud Oakland native and spends her free time traveling or catching a movie.