Lauren was born and raised in the Beverly neighborhood, located in Chicago, Illinois. She attended Christ the King grammar school and St. Ignatius College Prep. Lauren went to Winona State University on an academic scholarship, where she graduated Cum Laude. Lauren moved back to Chicago and attended DePaul University College of Law. She began her legal career as a prosecuting attorney for the City of Chicago's Law Department. As an Assistant Corporation Counsel, Lauren handled between 30-50 cases on a daily basis, participated in numerous bench trials, and juggled a large motion practice. After practicing law for 5 years with the City, Lauren transitioned into private practice. Throughout her time in private practice Lauren has enjoyed the opportunity to expand her legal acumen; including but not limited to becoming a well respected hearing officer and sharp prosecutor for multiple municipalities, as well as taking depositions, honing her skills in civil litigation, and completing complex real estate transactions. Lauren has been practicing law for over 15 years and is an active member of the Beverly community, where she resides with her husband Johnny, son Tighe, and dog Buck. Lauren currently coaches youth basketball and volunteers on a regular basis in the neighborhood and with the Police Memorial Foundation, as well as with the Chicago Fire Department's Ignite the Spirit Charity Foundation. Lauren is excited and grateful for the opportunity to be running for Judge in the 3rd Subcircuit of Cook County.