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.
by staff writer, Williamson Herald, July 12, 2023
By Rachel Rippetoe, Law360, August 9, 2022
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
Office of General Counsel, Member
Firm Recruiting Committee, Member
Nashville Office Recruiting Committee, Chair
SWIFT (Stites Women Investing in Our Future Together) Committee, Chair (2015-16)
Williamson County CASA, Board Member
Nashville Bar Association, Young Lawyer's Division, President (2016-17)
Leadership Franklin, Class of 2023-24
Young Leaders Council, Class 53
Tennessee Bar Association Leadership Law, Class of 2014
Junior League of Nashville, former member
Nashville Chapter of Washington and Lee University Alumni Association, former Board Member
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 (2020-24)
Nashville Business Journal, Best of the Bar (2023)
Mid-South Super Lawyers®, Rising Star (2014-20)
Litigation Counsel of America, Fellow (Order of Veritas and Order of Certus)
. . . smart, capable lawyer . . .
. . . attorney of the highest capability and ethical standards.
NASHVILLE, Tenn.—The Nashville Business Journal recently honored Stites & Harbison, PLLC attorneys Greg Smith and Lauren Paxton Roberts with the 2023 Best of the Bar awards. Smith has been honored nine times for family law. This is Roberts’ first time being honored in the litigation and dispute category.
LOUISVILLE, Ky.—Stites & Harbison, PLLC is pleased to announce that 101 of its lawyers are included in the 2024 edition of The Best Lawyers in America®.
FRANKLIN, Tenn.—Leadership Franklin has selected Stites & Harbison, PLLC attorney Lauren Paxton Roberts to join its 2023-24 class. Participants are chosen based on their leadership skills and community involvement.
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.
NASHVILLE, Tenn.—The Litigation Counsel of America (LCA) has named Stites & Harbison, PLLC attorney Lauren Paxton Roberts as a Fellow.
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.
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.