Attorney - Lauren K. Dimitri

Attorney:

Lauren K. Dimitri
Attorney at Law
HBS Columbus Office

P: (706) 494-3818
F: (706) 494-3828
E: ldimitri@hallboothsmith.com
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Overview

Lauren Dimitri, an associate in our Columbus office, is peer rated AV Preeminent with Martindale Hubbell.  She is admitted to practice in both the state and federal courts of Georgia and Alabama. She received her bachelor's degree in Political Science from the University of Georgia, graduating magna cum laude in 2004. Lauren then attended the University of Georgia School of Law, where she completed her J.D. in 2007. While at the University of Georgia, she served as notes editor for The Georgia Journal of International and Comparative Law. In addition, she participated in the Student Bar Association and the Women Law Student Association.

Prior to joining HBS, Lauren worked as an associate at Page, Scrantom, Sprouse, Tucker & Ford, P.C. in Columbus. While there, Lauren gained extensive experience in commercial and consumer collections and insurance defense.  She also gained valuable experience in the areas of products liability and other tort law, employment litigation and general civil litigation.  

Outside of work, Lauren enjoys sports and the outdoors. She also enjoys spending time with her husband, Tony, and their children, Cayden and Carrington. Lauren and Tony are both lifetime residents of Columbus.

Practice Areas

Appellate

Lauren is no stranger to the power of the written word.  She enjoys brief writing at all levels, but in particular, at the appellate level. Lauren has written many successful appellate briefs in her various practice areas, and continues to grow her name in the appellate arena.

General Liability

Lauren has experience in several general liability matters, specializing in motor vehicle accidents, premises liability, insurance coverage and landlord tenant issues.

Insurance Coverage

Lauren represents insurance companies and their insureds in both first party and third party suits. Lauren has experience in all aspects of insurance defense from the filing of the case through representing the client in trial.

Professional Negligence / Medical Malpractice

Lauren concentrates her professional negligence practice on the defense of hospital entities and private practice physicians in Georgia, undertaking the representation of hospitals and physicians, nurses, and other licensed personnel in medical malpractice litigation.

Retail and Hospitality

Lauren assists with the representation of a variety of retail establishments, including but not limited to, restaurants, gas stations, convenience stores, and grocery stores. Her representation of these types of establishments involves many different causes of action that range from a slip and fall to complex allegations of fraud and deceptive trade practices.

Workers’ Compensation

Lauren has represented several employers in both Georgia and Alabama in defending Workers’ Compensation claims. She has achieved favorable results for her clients in both states in difficult cases.

Education

University of Georgia, B.A. in Political Science, magna cum laude, 2004 (Phi Beta Kappa, Phi Kappa Phi, Delta Epsilon Iota, Presidential Scholar) 

University of Georgia School of Law, J.D., 2007 (Georgia Journal of International and Comparative Law, Student Bar Association, Women Law Student Association)

Admitted

All Georgia State Courts
Georgia Court of Appeals, 2007
Georgia Supreme Court, 2007
Alabama State Courts, 2008
Alabama Court of Appeals, 2008
Alabama Supreme Court, 2008
U.S. District Court for the Middle and Northern Districts of GA
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit, 2008
U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Alabama, 2010

Publications

Signs, Signs EVERYWHERE, November 2015, HBS Workers' Compensation Blog.

To Produce or not to Produce?, November 2016, HBS Workers' Compensation Blog.

Awards

AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell 

Memberships

Past-President of the Columbus Chapter of the Georgia Association for Women Lawyers

American Bar Association

Georgia Bar Association

Columbus Bar Association

State of Georgia Registered Neutral, General Mediation

Columbus Inn of Court

Georgia Defense Lawyers Association