Lauren was born and raised in North Dallas. She graduated a year early from Richardson High School and then also graduated early with her Bachelors degree, B.A.A.S., from The University of North Texas ("UNT").
After graduating from UNT, Lauren started her law school education in Fort Worth, Texas at Texas A&M School of Law, f/k/a Texas Wesleyan University School of Law. Lauren then took a year off from law school and worked as a claims adjuster for Farmers Insurance, thereafter returning to law school and finishing her Juris Doctor degree. During that time, Lauren learned graphic design and website-building; she also interned at several law offices, including criminal defense and intellectual property firms, finding her passion for civil litigation.
Lauren graduated with her J.D., and became a Texas licensed attorney after passing all portions of the Texas Bar Exam. In her beginning years in the practice of law, Lauren worked for various firms who each handled a wide variety of practice areas; while this experience included copyright, trademark and infringement litigation, construction litigation, insurance bad-faith defense, professional liability defense and consumer claims -- she predominately practiced in the areas of commercial litigation and personal injury/premises liability insurance defense: handling cases including, but not limited to: motor vehicle accidents/wrongful death/UM/UIM/Stowers litigation/coverage, catastrophic injury/property damage and subrogation matters.
Lauren joyfully started her own practice, The Law Offices of Lauren A. Harris in 2016; thereafter, switching her docket to representation primarily on behalf of Plaintiffs, bringing claims on behalf of the injured and damaged for redress. She expanded into Texas medical malpractice litigation, constitutional and administrative law cases, as well as civil appellate representation matters. Having been a former claims adjuster for an insurance company, and later the attorney hired by insurance carriers on behalf of their insureds, Lauren is practiced in the realm of insurance and knows how insurance companies evaluate, handle, settle and/or defend their claims and lawsuits.
Lauren's exposure to commercial disputes, business law and intellectual property makes her an asset in any business transaction, including, but not limited to: business entity formation, obtaining all required licenses, permits or certificates, website creation, business plans/marketing strategy, copyright and trademark filings, claims against professionals, commercial non-payment disputes, owner disagreements, contracts drafting, including bylaws/operating agreements, and much more.
Lauren is also a Certified Mediator in the State of Texas, and has undergone extensive training in mediating disputes, before or during litigation. Winding down her practice after 2020, Lauren is seeking new opportunities for which her time as a solo-practicioner will add value.