Lauren has a longstanding interest and commitment to criminal law. She graduated from the University of Guelph in 2004 with a degree in Criminal Justice and Public Policy. In 2010, she obtained her Juris Doctor from the University of Windsor, graduating as the gold medalist and earning a number of additional awards for academic excellence.
After completing her law degree, Lauren articled in Hamilton as a judicial law clerk to the judges of the Superior Court of Justice for the Central South Region. Thereafter, she served as a judicial law clerk at the Court of Appeal for Ontario where she worked for Justice John Laskin and Justice David Watt.
Lauren was called to the bar in June of 2011 and joined Dean in the practice of criminal defence in the fall of 2012. Since that time she has represented clients in all manner of proceedings in the Ontario Court of Justice, Superior Court of Justice and the Court of Appeal for Ontario.
Lauren’s practice is focused on criminal trials and appeals. She takes pride in providing clients with candid advice and skilled, knowledgeable representation.
Outside of the courtroom, Lauren has spoken at a number of criminal law seminars. She is a member of the Criminal Lawyers’ Association and a regular contributor to their publication, For the Defence. On the local level, Lauren is the Secretary/Treasurer of the Hamilton Criminal Lawyers’ Association.