Lauren Marshall

Associate Attorney
  • Royal Oak, Michigan
  • 09/22/2021

Education:
Michigan State University College of Law                                                             East Lansing, MI
Juris Doctor                                                                                                      Graduated – May 2020
GPA – 3.37

Wydział Prawa - Uniwersytet w Białymstoku                                                         Białystok, Poland
Comparative Law Institute                                                                                  May 2018 – June 2018

Baylor University                                                                                               Waco, TX
Bachelor of Arts in Sociology                                                                              Graduated – May 2015

Academic Awards:
Dean’s List at Michigan State University College of Law from Fall 2018 to Spring 2019

Dean’s List at Baylor University from Spring 2012 to Spring 2015

Scholarships:
75% Trustee Scholarship at Michigan State University College of Law

Extracurricular Activities:
International Law Review – Editorial Board – Articles Editor

Women’s Law Caucus
Latino Law Society
Phi Alpha Delta Law Fraternity – Humphrey Chapter
Themis Bar Review – Student Representative

Previous Experience:
Vahdat Weisman Law – Associate Attorney                                           Livonia, MI – August 2020 to Present

  • Serve both partners of a personal injury firm with cases involving, wrongful death, 1983 actions, criminal law, medical malpractice, provider suits, dog bites, slip and falls, premises liability, no-fault automobile accident, negligence, and auto negligence.
  • Assist and train support staff with pre-litigation and litigation processes and procedures.
  • Perform client intakes and client interviews to determine case merit and viability, send retainer agreements and explain pre-litigation and litigation process to new clients.
  • Assist in pre-litigation process by preparing clients and attending examinations under oath, unrecorded statements, submitting notice of claims, preparing demands, and corresponding with insurance companies.
  • Prepare and file various motions and briefs in support, including responses to motions for summary dispositions, motions to dismiss, default judgments, motions to compel, and motions in limine.
  • Responsible for drafting complaints for no-fault automobile accident cases, premises liability cases, 1983 actions, wrongful death, and auto negligence actions.
  • Conduct all phases of discovery, including responding to interrogatories, requests for production, requests for admission, and preparing clients for and attending depositions.
  • Attend motion hearings, settlement conferences,
  • Assist with a case load of over 200 cases involving both small sums to multi-million dollar sums.
  • Given widespread scope to manage cases, make strategic decisions, and settle cases.
  • Draft case evaluation and facilitation summaries, attend case evaluation hearings, and facilitate matters for settlement purposes.
  • Conduct legal research regarding evidentiary issues, contractual issues, no-fault automobile issues, and premises liability issues.

 

White Law PLLC – Law Clerk                                                           Okemos, MI – January 2019 to July 2020

  • Assist and support attorneys with research for memorandums, orders, briefs in support, and correspondence.
  • Draft complaints, memorandums, orders, and briefs in support for both civil and criminal matters.
  • Handle and manage over 60 Driver’s License Restoration cases, including assigning tasks and communicating with clients.
  • Conduct inquiries with potential clients.
  • Participate in in-office meetings with clients and staff regarding legal decisions of action.
  • Review Title IX investigative reports and assist with research.
  • Participate in and conduct research for highly litigious cases such as the Nassar case and Flint Water case.
  • Practice areas included criminal law, family law, Title IX, driver’s license restorations, and civil litigation.

Michigan Attorney General – Legal Intern                                          Lansing, MI – May 2018 to August 2018

Health, Education and Family Services Division

  • Wrote a research memo regarding federal Medicaid waivers.
  • Successfully completed research projects on topics including First Amendment rights, Contracts, Expunctions, Civil Procedure, Bankruptcy, Class Actions, Medical Malpractice, and Qualified Immunity.
  • Performed multiple research and writing tasks simultaneously while still providing quality work and meeting deadlines.
  • Drafted summary briefs for oral arguments and participated in drafting motions, responses, and briefs.
  • Attended hearings and administrative procedures throughout Michigan.
  • Practice areas included administrative law, family law, constitutional law, medical malpractice, civil procedure,

Crowley Independent School District – Substitute Teacher           Crowley, TX – September 2016 to June 2017

  • Secured long-term substitute position based on ability to adapt to classroom settings and accountability.
  • Maintained normal procedures through classroom management and clear instruction.
  • Provided necessary evaluations and daily report communications in writing.
  • Ensured sustainable relationships between peers, students, and instructors through mediation.

Pier 1 Imports – Sales Lead                                                                     Waco, TX – July 2015 to August 2016

  • Acted as Manager on Duty, performed opening and closing duties.
  • Served as a coach to lead team of associates in upholding company standards.
  • Offered customers with exemplary and timely service.
  • Provided accurate product information.
  • Served multiple customers, discovered their needs, and made recommendations to generate sales.
  • Enhanced product knowledge utilizing available resources.
  • Maintained working knowledge of store’s policies and procedures.
  • Built and maintained internal and external customer satisfaction.

ITT Technical Institute – Admissions Representative                       Waco, TX – September 2015 to April 2016

  • Actively recruited potential students through events and online campaigns.
  • Became the most successful admissions representative within 4 months of employment.
  • Remained accountable by meeting multiple deadlines and reaching quarterly goals.
  • Perfected public speaking and individualized presentations for personal student needs and goals.
  • Participated in promotional activities.

Law Office of Stan Schweiger – Legal Internship                                      Waco, TX – June 2014 to August 2014

  • Researched information and recorded notes for criminal defense cases involving misdemeanors and felonies.
  • Wrote correspondence regarding important dates and information for clients.
  • Reviewed documents for errors and necessary updates prior to submission.
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