Lauren joined Hope Law Firm & Associates, P.C. in November 2023. Lauren is a native of Western Iowa and attended high school at Westwood High School in Sloan, IA. She then attended Buena Vista University in Storm Lake, IA and graduated magna cum laude with a B.A. in Political Science and English. After graduating from Buena Vista University, Lauren worked as a Finance Assistant for Congressman Bruce Braley’s 2014 U.S. Senate Campaign. Following the campaign, Lauren moved to Queensland, Australia where she worked in administration at Queensland University of Technology.
Upon returning to Iowa, Lauren attended Drake University Law School. She graduated from Drake with honors in 2021. While attending law school, Lauren worked as a law clerk for Disability Rights Iowa, the ACLU of Iowa, and Roxanne Conlin & Associates. She was a member of Drake Law Women and was Managing Editor of the Drake Journal of Agricultural Law. She was also a student attorney for the Immigration and Refugee Clinic at the Drake Legal Clinic.
Lauren practices family law, and is licensed in Iowa, Nebraska, and South Dakota. She is a member of the Iowa State Bar Association and the Woodbury County Bar Association. When she has spare time, she enjoys watching movies, reading, being outside, and spending time with her family.