Lauren is a member of the firm's Professional Liability department, where she concentrates her practice on the defense of creditors' rights, licensed professionals, and insurers. Lauren's experience and familiarity with overlapping areas of practice have made her particularly successful in not only obtaining favorable outcomes in traditional litigation, but in identifying potential risks and resolving claims on a pre-litigation basis. Lauren is a member of the Pennsylvania Bar Association's sub-committee on Professional Responsibility and Ethics, and is a frequent presenter of the Pennsylvania Bar Association's malpractice avoidance seminar. Lauren has extensive experience in both state and federal court at both trial and appellate levels, and represents clients throughout Pennsylvania and Maryland.
Lauren's previous professional experience includes the representation of medical professionals and hospitals. She has successfully defended medical malpractice cases to defense verdicts, and has also assisted in the development and implementation of risk management policies and procedures for physician practice groups.
Lauren is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania and the University of Pittsburgh School of Law. While earning her juris doctor, Lauren was a participant in the University of Pittsburgh's Alternative Dispute Resolution practicum, during which she served as an intern in the Pittsburgh Area Office of the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.
Significant Representative Matters
Gonyo v. Midland Funding, LLC, 2012 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 90716 (D. Md. 2012) (Plaintiff/Debtor's pre-petition FDCPA claim dismissed for lack of standing due to Plaintiff'/Debtor's failure to schedule claim as an asset.)
Antar v. The Mike Egan Insurance Agency, et. al., 58 A.3d 609 (Md. App. 2012) (Plaintiffs' negligence claims against insurance agency dismissed as time-barred after finding that the three-year statute of limitations was not tolled during the pendency of Plaintiffs' prior identical lawsuit in Pennsylvania.)
Byrd v. Midland Credit Management, Inc., No. 1001-0000153-2012 (District Court of Maryland for Howard County) (Defense verdict entered following trial of Plaintiff's claims under the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act and the Fair Credit Reporting Act.)
Wagner v. Knapp v. Spencer, Gleason, Hebe & Rague, No. 1169-CV-2008 (C.P. Tioga) (Defendants' claims that Additional Defendant law firm was negligent in its preparation of deeds of sale dismissed as time-barred due to Defendants'' failure to exercise reasonable diligence by reading the deeds prior to signing.)
Snoke v. Anderson, No. 03-3715 (C.P. Cumberland) (Following defense verdict as to Plaintiffs' premises liability claims, Plaintiffs' post-trial motion seeking new trial denied after the Court agreed with Defendants' argument that Plaintiffs failed to preserve their objection to purportedly flawed jury instruction by failing to make sufficiently specific objection during trial.)
Javaid v. Weiss, 2011 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 145513 (M.D. Pa. 2011) (Plaintiff's professional negligence and breach of contract claims against his former attorney were insufficiently specific to survive motion to dismiss.)
Salvadia v. Ashbrook, et. al., 2007 PA Super 108 (2007) (Dismissal of Plaintiffs' claims affirmed where parents, who filed claims individually and as parents of their minor daughter, failed to take out letters of administration following their minor daughter's death, thus requiring the abadement of the action pursuant to 20 Pa.C.S. §3375.)
Areas of Practice
"In Order to Pursue, Plaintiffs Must First Plead: Pennsylvania Supreme Court Reigns in Sua Sponte Validation of Unpled Claims," Defense Digest, Vol. 15, No. 3, September 2009
"Maryland Court of Appeals Thaws Assumption of the Risk Standard in Black Ice Cases," Defense Digest, Vol. 18, No. 1, March 2012
"Maryland's Pit Bull Ruling Puts Landlords, Insurers In The Doghouse," Defense Digest, Vol.18, No. 3, September 2012
"A Full and Final Release?" Defense Digest, Vol. 19, No. 1, March 2013
"Prosecution and Defense of Legal Malpractice Claims," Dauphin County Bar Association, 2008
Pennsylvania Bar Association Avoiding Legal Malpractice Seminar, 2010 - 2013
University of Pittsburgh School of Law, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, 2003 J.D.
University of Pennsylvania, 2000 B.A.
Areas of Practice
- University of Pittsburgh School of Law (J.D., 2003)
- University of Pennsylvania (B.A., 2000)
- Pennsylvania, 2004
- U.S District Court Western District of Pennsylvania, 2004
- U.S. District Court Middle District of Pennsylvania, 2006
- U.S. Court of Appeals 3rd Circuit, 2007
- Maryland, 2010
- U.S. District Court District of Maryland, 2010
- U.S. Court of Appeals 4th Circuit, 2012
Associations & Memberships
- ACA International
- ACA Members' Attorney Program
- Dauphin County Bar Association
- Pennsylvania Bar Association
- PBA Professional Liability Committee
- Maryland State Bar Association
Honors & Awards
- Pennsylvania Super Lawyer Rising Star, 2013