Representative Matters

Lauren Swanson defends employers against suits alleging wage and hour, discrimination, and retaliation claims.

In her appellate practice, Lauren handles appeals of final orders, appeals of non-final orders, and extraordinary writs.

Before joining Hinshaw, Lauren began her legal career as an appellate law clerk at the Fourth District Court of Appeal, where she prepared legal memoranda and opinions for judicial review. She also practiced law at a boutique law firm, representing clients in all areas of business, employment, and non-compete litigation before state and federal courts.

Professional Affiliations

  • The Florida Bar

Honors & Awards

  • University of Miami School of Law
    • University of Miami Law Review
    • Dean’s List
    • Dean’s Certificate of Achievement Award

Representative Matters

  • Successfully obtained summary judgment in arbitration for a large tire store chain in a case involving discrimination, failure to accommodate, and retaliation under the ADA. The plaintiff, a former employee, alleged the tire store discriminated against him by terminating his employment because of a disability and failing to provide reasonable accommodation. The plaintiff also alleged the tire store retaliated against him by terminating his employment after he requested an accommodation. Additionally, secured a federal court confirmation of the arbitration award in favor of the tire store despite the plaintiff’s attempts to have it vacated.
  • Obtained a determination of no reasonable cause from the Florida Commission on Human Relations relating to a former employee's pregnancy discrimination claims, which resulted in the former employee being barred from filing claims in state court.
  • Successfully defended an appeal of nonfinal order compelling arbitration, resulting in a per curiam affirmance and the case being compelled to arbitration.

J.D., University of Miami School of Law, 2018

B.A., University of Wisconsin – Madison, 2015