Lauren Smith nominated as young professional of the year
Lanier Ford attorney Lauren Smith has been nominated as a young professional of the year, an award sponsored by the Huntsville-Madison County Chamber of Commerce as part of their small business awards program. The final winner will be announced on August 15, 2017.
Ms. Smith’s practice is centered on the representation of businesses and municipalities in a wide range of litigation matters in both state and federal courts, including employment discrimination and retaliation, contract and lease disputes, shareholder derivative actions, and police civil-liability lawsuits.
Ms. Smith has represented municipalities, governmental officials, and private-sector entities in tort litigation brought under Alabama and federal law, including claims brought under 42 U.S.C. § 1983, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA), and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Ms. Smith also regularly consults with clients on day-to-day employment matters involving employee policies and handbooks, discipline and termination, and exemption classifications.
In addition to her work with clients, Ms. Smith contributes to Lanier Ford’s Third-Shift Employment Law Blog and frequently speaks about employment law.