Lauren Paxton Roberts
Lauren is a Member in the firm's Nashville and Franklin offices where she concentrates her practice in the areas of business and commercial litigation, with a focus on financial services and professional malpractice. She is a member of the Business Litigation and the Torts & Insurance Practice groups.
Moore Ingram Reaches Settlement With Former Aide Over OT
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Recent Developments - Mortgage Servicing Litigation
Presenter, Conference on Consumer Finance Law, Annual Consumer Financial Services Conference, November 2, 2017
A Focus on TILA/RESPA: Benchmarking Your Recent TRID Compliance and Implementation Efforts, Areas of Concern and Ambiguity Within the New Rule; Plus a Review of RESPA and TILA's Other Provisions and Recent Case Law
Presenter, American Conference Institute Forum on Residential Mortgage Litigation and Regulatory Enforcement, September 17, 2015
Trying the Winning Foreclosure Case
Defending multiple national financial institutions and mortgage companies in the Tennessee state and federal courts
Currently representing multiple international manufacturing clients in product liability matters before Tennessee State and Federal courts
Extensive experience with motions practice, bench trials, and jury trials in the Tennessee Circuit and Chancery courts and Federal District courts, and arguments before Tennessee Court of Appeals
Office of General Counsel, Member
SWIFT (Stites Women Investing in Our Future Together) Committee, Chair (2015-16)
Nashville Office Recruiting Committee, Former Member
Williamson County CASA, Board Member
Nashville Bar Association, Young Lawyer's Division, President (2016-17)
Young Leaders Council, Class 53
Junior League of Nashville, former member
Nashville Chapter of Washington and Lee University Alumni Association, former Board Member
Tennessee Bar Association Leadership Law, Class of 2014
Washington and Lee University School of Law
Wood Foundation and Washington and Lee Academic Scholarships
Charles V. Laughlin Award
Phi Delta Phi Legal Honor Fraternity
Moot Court Executive Board, Chair; Mock Trial Team Member
Public Prosecutor Clinic
magna cum laude
Washington and Lee University
With Special Attainments in Commerce
Francis P. Gaines Honor Scholarship
Women's Varsity Cross-Country
Kappa Delta Sorority
Lauren joined the firm after clerking for Judge Herbert C. Gill, Jr., of the Twelfth Circuit of Virginia, 2005 to 2006. Outside of the firm, Lauren serves as the President-Elect for the Nashville Bar Association Young Lawyer's Division, and is a Board Member for the Nashville Chapter of the Washington & Lee University Alumni Association. Lauren was previously a board member for the Nashville Pro Bono Program, and served as an intern on the board of the Legal Aid Society of Middle Tennessee and the Cumberlands. She is a member of the Belmont Inn of Court and serves on the Mentoring Committee for the Lawyers Association for Women (LAW).
Lauren is married, with two young daughters.
Martindale-Hubbell® AV-Preeminent® Peer Review Rated
Best Lawyers in America®, Litigation - Banking & Finance (2020-23)
Mid-South Super Lawyers®, Rising Star (2014-20)
Litigation Counsel of America, Fellow
. . . smart, capable lawyer . . .
. . . attorney of the highest capability and ethical standards.
Stites & Harbison, PLLC Lawyers Named to 2023 Best Lawyers® Publications
LOUISVILLE, Ky.—Stites & Harbison, PLLC is pleased to announce that 98 of its lawyers are included in the 2023 Edition of The Best Lawyers in America©. Additionally, 11 Stites & Harbison attorneys are named as “Lawyer of the Year” and 19 attorneys are recognized in “Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch,” which recognizes attorneys early in their careers for outstanding professional excellence in private practice in the United States.
Lauren Paxton Roberts Named as Fellow of the Litigation Counsel of America
NASHVILLE, Tenn.—The Litigation Counsel of America (LCA) has named Stites & Harbison, PLLC attorney Lauren Paxton Roberts as a Fellow.
Stites & Harbison, PLLC Lawyers Named to 2022 Best Lawyers® Publications
LOUISVILLE, Ky.—Stites & Harbison, PLLC is pleased to announce that 93 lawyers are included in the 2022 Edition of The Best Lawyers in America©. Since it was first published in 1983, Best Lawyers® has become universally regarded as the definitive guide to legal excellence. Additionally, 11 attorneys are named as “Lawyer of the Year” and 14 attorneys are recognized in “Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch,” which recognizes attorneys early in their careers for outstanding professional excellence in private practice in the United States.
Sophisticated Buyer Beware: Updates to the Economic Loss Rule in Tennessee
Discussion has re-emerged in Tennessee regarding the economic loss rule, a judicially-created remedy that precludes contracting parties from pursuing tort remedies for purely economic losses arising out of a contractual relationship. On August 2, 2021, the Tennessee Supreme Court issued an opinion, addressing an issue of first impression in Tennessee—whether fraud is an exception to the economic loss rule.
Ten Stites & Harbison Attorneys Honored by 2020 Mid-South Super Lawyers
NASHVILLE, Tenn.—The 2020 edition of Mid-South Super Lawyers recently honored 10 Stites & Harbison, PLLC attorneys.
Stites & Harbison, PLLC Lawyers Named to 2021 Best Lawyers® Publications
LOUISVILLE, Ky.—Stites & Harbison, PLLC is pleased to announce that 82 lawyers are included in the 2021 Edition of The Best Lawyers in America©.
Lauren Paxton Roberts honored as Nashville Bar Foundation Fellow
NASHVILLE, Tenn.—The Nashville Bar Foundation recently named Stites & Harbison, PLLC attorney Lauren Paxton Roberts as a Fellow.
Tennessee Supreme Court Upholds $750,000 Statutory Cap on Non-Economic Damages in Civil Cases
The Tennessee Supreme Court, in an opinion published February 26, 2020, upheld Tennessee’s statutory cap on noneconomic damages in civil cases, codified at Tenn. Code Ann. § 29-39-102, which generally limits noneconomic damages, including pain and suffering, permanent injury, and loss of enjoyment of life, to $750,000.