Lauren Bryant attended the University of Georgia, graduating Magna cum laude in 2004 with a Bachelor of Science in Psychology and a Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice. She attended Florida State University College of Law for the 2005-2006 school year, where she was a member of the Moot Court Team, the Journal of Transnational Law and Policy and the Journal of Land Use and Environmental Law. Lauren transferred to Georgia State University College of Law in 2006 and received her Juris Doctor in 2008.
Prior to attending law school, Lauren advocated for adults with developmental disabilities. While in law school, Lauren worked as an intern for the Georgia Advocacy Office, a non-profit specializing in assisting and advocating for individuals who are labeled as disabled or mentally ill. Her passion for advocacy led her to become a Guardian ad litem, representing the interests of children and adults with special needs in varying litigation, guardianship and conservatorship matters. Lauren received recognition from the Georgia Pro Bono Project in 2009 and 2010 for providing legal services for low income Georgians. In 2014, Lauren was nominated by her peers and selected for inclusion in Georgia Trend’s annual publication, “Legal Elite”. Lauren has been a speaker and presenter at numerous CLE’s, covering topics pertinent to probate work and service as a Guardian ad litem.
Lauren has been with the firm since 2007, joining in second year of law school, and is now the firm’s Director of Estate Planning and Probate Services. Lauren is responsible for all uncontested probate matters, including emergency and permanent guardianships and conservatorships, compromise claims for minors and incapacitated adults, administrations and probate estates, year’s support, petitions to determine heirs, and any other matter that requires probate court involvement. Lauren also drafts estate plans and has significant experience drafting complex special needs trusts.
Lauren is very tall, but she never played basketball. She lives in Suwanee with her husband, three children, cat and dog. In her free time, which is rare, she enjoys listening to true crime podcasts, watching Unsolved Mysteries and British crime dramas, and scouting the local thrift stores.