Lawyer Profile
Lauren Smith
Lanier Ford Shaver & Payne
2101 West Clinton Avenue, Suite 102
Huntsville, AL, 35805
 
Phone | 256-535-1100
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Law School - University of the Pacific - McGeorge School of Law
Bar Admission - 9/26/2008

Law Office Locations: Huntsville

Geographic Areas Served: Madison, Lauderdale, Colbert, Franklin, Marion, Limestone, Lawrence, Winston, Morgan, Cullman, Marshall, Jackson, DeKalb, Cherokee

Overview

Lauren Smith’s practice is centered on the representation of businesses and municipalities in a wide range of litigation matters, including employment discrimination and retaliation, contract disputes, automobile accidents, and police civil-liability lawsuits.

Areas of Practice:
Litigation & Dispute Resolution
Governmental Liability
Municipal & County Government Law
Civil Rights Litigation
Business Disputes
Employment Law
Employer Immigration Compliance
Personal Injury

Admissions:
Alabama, 2008
United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit
United States District Court, Northern District of Alabama
All Alabama state courts

Memberships:
Alabama Bar Association
Huntsville-Madison County Bar Association

Biography

Lauren Smith has significant experience representing governmental officials and entities in tort litigation brought under Alabama and federal law, including claims brought under 42 U.S.C. 1983, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). She represents clients involved in lawsuits filed in both federal and state courts, and has significant appellate experience before the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit and the Alabama Supreme Court.

Education:

J.D.,with great distinction, 2008, University of the Pacific, Sacramento, CA
    Order of the Coif
    Traynor Honor Society
    Witkin Award for Advanced Trial Advocacy, Criminal Procedure, Criminal Pretrial Litigation, and
    EvidenceMember, McGeorge Mock Trial Competition Team, 2007-2008

B.A., magna cum laude, California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, CA

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