Originally from the Lehigh Valley, Lauren migrated to the West Chester area for college and earned her bachelor’s degree in 2008 from West Chester University, where she was President of the Pre-Law Society and a member of the WCU Gospel Choir. In 2012, she obtained her paralegal certificate from Widener Law’s Legal Education Institute. In 2016, Lauren returned to Widener, and in December 2019, earned her law degree from Delaware Law School. Lauren and her husband, John, reside in Oxford, PA with their two cats, Pork Chop and Hazelnut. In her free time, Lauren likes to work outside in her yard, undertake home remodeling projects, and stay busy with friends, family, and her church.
Lauren attended law school as an evening-division student while working during the day as a paralegal and law clerk; first in the Criminal Felony Division of the Delaware Department of Justice, and most recently with a civil defense firm in Wilmington. While in law school, Lauren was a member of the Moot Court Honor Society, where she was a several-time finalist and earned awards including best oral advocate. Lauren had the pleasure of being a part of Phi Alpha Delta’s Mock Trial Team, and serving as the Vice President of SELA, the Sports and Entertainment Law Association. She was inducted into The Order of Barristers in 2019 and was the recipient of the George B. Lindsay Foundation Award for significant achievement in legal research and writing. During the summer of 2019, Lauren had the privilege of clerking with the Delaware Attorney General’s Office, where she worked in the Criminal and Family Divisions. During her time there, she represented the State at traffic and misdemeanor hearings in the Court of Common Pleas as a Rule 56 legal intern.
Lauren joined MacMain, Connell & Leinhauser in October 2020.