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Lauren A. Smith

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Employment Litigation Attorney in Huntsville, AL

Lanier Ford Shaver & Payne P.C.
2101 West Clinton Avenue Suite 102
Huntsville, AL 35805
Phone: 256-535-1100
Fax: 256-533-9322
Selected to Rising Stars: 2018, 2020 - 2022
Licensed in Alabama Since: 2008
Practice Areas: Employment Litigation: Defense, Civil Rights, Business Litigation, Civil Litigation: Defense, Employment & Labor: Employer
Attorney Profile

Ms. Smith’s practice is centered on the representation of businesses and municipalities in a wide range of litigation matters, including employment discrimination and retaliation, contract and lease disputes, shareholder derivative actions, and police civil-liability lawsuits.

Ms. Smith has represented municipalities, governmental officials, and private-sector entities in tort litigation brought under Alabama and federal law, including claims brought under 42 U.S.C. § 1983, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA), the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), and the Federal False Claims Act (FCA).  She represents clients involved in lawsuits filed in both federal and state courts, and has significant appellate experience before the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit and the Alabama Supreme Court. Ms. Smith also regularly consults with clients on day-to-day employment matters involving employee policies and handbooks, discipline and termination, and exemption classifications. Using her skills and experience, Ms. Smith applies a practical approach to her clients’ problems to create solutions that make sense in today’s changing world.

In addition to her work with clients, Ms. Smith contributes to Lanier Ford’s Third-Shift Employment Law Blog (

About Lauren A. Smith

First Admitted: 2008, Alabama

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Bar/Professional Activity

  • Member, Alabama State Bar , 2008

Educational Background

  • J.D., with great distinction, McGeorge School of Law, University of the Pacific, Sacramento, CA, 2008

Industry Groups

  • Business
  • Corporations
  • County Commissions
  • Industry
  • Municipalities
  • Other Public Entities
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Office Location for Lauren A. Smith

2101 West Clinton Avenue Suite 102
Huntsville, AL 35805

Last Updated: 6/25/2022

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