Attorney Lauren MacDonald
Lauren MacDonald is admitted to practice in the Connecticut and New York state courts, as well as the United States District Court for the District of Connecticut. Lauren's primary areas of practice are litigation in complex employment, education, commercial cases and criminal defense. She works directly with clients and is personally involved in all aspects of representation from client intake through trial.
Lauren graduated from Quinnipiac University School of Law, Summa Cum Laude. While in law school, she served as the Editor-in-Chief of the Probate Law Journal. In law school, Lauren earned the Academic Excellence Award, ABA Award for Excellence in Land Use and State and Government Law, Service to the Law School, Excellence in Clinical Work, and Academic Achievement Award in Trial Practice. Lauren interned with the Child Protection Department of the Connecticut Attorney General’s Office, and the Quinnipiac University School of Law’s Civil Justice Clinic where she presented testimony to the Connecticut General Assembly’s Judiciary Committee.
Lauren graduated from American University in Washington, D.C., where she majored in political science, with a concentration in gender, race, and politics, and obtained a minor in public administration. While in college, she interned at The Equal Rights Center, a civil rights organization which seeks to eliminate unfair discrimination in housing, employment and public accommodations.
Prior to joining Maya Murphy, Lauren was a civil litigation associate with a regional litigation firm, representing businesses and individuals in a variety of matters, including negligence, product liability, and professional liability matters in the courts of Connecticut and New York.
Super Lawyers Magazine has named Lauren to the Connecticut Rising Stars list as one of the top up-and-coming attorneys in Connecticut for 2018. Each year, no more than 2.5 percent of the lawyers in the state receive this honor. The selection for this respected list is made by the research team at Super Lawyers (a Thomson Reuters business) which is a rating service of outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. The annual selections are made using a rigorous multi-phased process that includes a statewide survey of lawyers, an independent research evaluation of candidates, and peer reviews by practice area. The Rising Stars lists are published nationwide in Super Lawyers magazines, in leading city and regional magazines across the country.
Lauren is a member of the Fairfield County Bar Association and New York City Bar Association. A Connecticut native, she currently resides in Stamford, Connecticut.
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