Lauren Spears is an associate in the Charleston office in the Medical Malpractice and Professional Negligence practice groups. Ms. Spears received her undergraduate degree from Wofford College and earned her J.D. from the Charleston School of Law where she was active in the Charleston County Student Bar Association, Women in Law and Phi Delta Phi. During law school, Ms. Spears received the CALI Award for Highest Scoring Student in Healthcare Law, as well as serving as a law clerk focusing on medical malpractice and class action litigation. Ms. Spears is admitted to practice in both Georgia and South Carolina.
Ms. Spears defends cases throughout the southeast including Georgia, Florida, Tennessee and South Carolina in areas of medical malpractice, wrongful death, birth trauma litigation and insurance defense.
Ms. Spears also serves on the Charleston School of Law Alumni Association Board of Directors and is a member of the Charleston County Student Bar Association.
In her dental practice, Lauren regularly defends professionals appearing before state licensing boards for patient/consumer complaints, regulatory compliance, and other licensing issues. Lauren also has experience in defending dental clients in liability and professional negligence claims, as well as all health care related issues.
Ms. Spears works closely with partners and senior associates defending physicians, nurses and other health care professionals.
B.A., Wofford College, SC
J.D., Charleston School of Law
U.S. District Court for the District of South Carolina
Georgia- State and Superior Courts
“Are we Afraid to Take Cases to Trial? Five Common Myths of Medical Malpractice Trials and Why more Cases Should be Tried,” Inside Medical Liability, A PIAA Publication for the Medical Professional Liability Community, 2017 First Quarter
“Navigating the Affordable Care Act in Medical Malpractice Litigation: What Does the Future Hold?," ICLE – Georgia Damages, 2014
“Til Equity Do Us Part”: Equitable Distribution of Property in Marital and Non-Marital Relationships, (Co-Authored with Amber Rogers and Tiffany Winks)
“Defining Medical Damages: Changing the Landscape of Damages Analysis,” AIG Healthcare Seminar, December 2015, New York, NY, (co-presented)
“Affordable Care Act Considerations and Implications: Preparing for Change and Getting Ahead of the Curve,” ACI’s Advanced Forum on Medical Professional Liability, October 2014, New York, NY, (co-presented)
Charleston School of Law Alumni Association Board of Directors
Charleston County Bar Association
Atlanta Bar Association
South Carolina Bar, Young Lawyers' Division