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Lauren Spears Gresh

Lauren Spears Gresh
111 Coleman Boulevard
Suite 301
Mount Pleasant, SC 29464

Lauren concentrates her practice in the healthcare industry, with an emphasis on medical malpractice litigation, dental malpractice, and professional malpractice and ethics.  Ms. Spears defends medical professionals and medical facilities, including doctors, nurses, and hospitals, against claims ranging from negligent treatment and diagnosis to birth trauma and wrongful death. Lauren also represents medical professionals in matters before the respective licensing boards and peer review proceedings before hospital panels of physicians, as well as regulatory issues involving compliance with State law. She handles cases from inception through investigation and all aspects of litigation.

Lauren received her undergraduate degree in from Wofford College and earned her J.D. from the Charleston School of Law where she was active in the Charleston County Student Bar Association, Women in Law and Phi Delta Phi, as well as received the CALI Award in Health Care Law.  During law school, served as a law clerk focusing on medical malpractice and class action litigation.  Following law school, Lauren served on the Charleston School of Law Alumni Association Board of Directors. Lauren is a member of the Charleston County Bar Association, the South Carolina Defense Trial Attorneys Association, and the South Carolina Bar Young Lawyers Division.

Lauren is admitted to practice in both Georgia and South Carolina.

ADMITTED

  • South Carolina
  • U.S. District Court for the District of South Carolina
  • Georgia- State and Superior Courts

EDUCATION

  • B.A., Wofford College, SC
  • J.D., Charleston School of Law

PUBLICATIONS

  • Debunking Trial Fiction: Five Common Myths of Trials and Why We Should Not Be Afraid to Try Cases,” Co-authored with John E. Hall, Jr. and Jonathan Arndt, DRI – For The Defense, October 2020
  • “Are we Afraid to Take Cases to Trial? Five Common Myths of Medical Malpractice Trials and Why more Cases Should be Tried,” Inside Medical Liability, A PIAA Publication for the Medical Professional Liability Community, 2017 First Quarter
  • “Are we Afraid to Take Cases to Trial? Five Common Myths of Medical Malpractice Trials and Why more Cases Should be Tried,” DRI’s For the Defense magazine, August 2015 and October 2020
  • “Navigating the Affordable Care Act in Medical Malpractice Litigation: What Does the Future Hold?,”  ICLE – Georgia Damages, 2014
  • Til Equity Do Us Part”: Equitable Distribution of Property in Marital and Non-Marital Relationships, (Co-Authored with Amber Rogers and Tiffany Winks)

MEMBERSHIPS

  • Charleston County Bar Association
  • South Carolina Defense Trial Attorneys Association
  • South Carolina Bar, Young Lawyers’ Division
  • Defense Research Institute

Presentations

  • “Defining Medical Damages: Changing the Landscape of Damages Analysis,” AIG Healthcare Seminar, December 2015, New York, NY, (co-presented)
  • “Affordable Care Act Considerations and Implications: Preparing for Change and Getting Ahead of the Curve,” ACI’s Advanced Forum on Medical Professional Liability, October 2014, New York, NY, (co-presented)
  • “How to Avoid Medicare Fraud and Abuse in Managed Care”,  HBS Women’s Forum, July 2018
  • South Carolina Super Lawyers ® Rising Star, 2020
The 2020 edition of the South Carolina Super Lawyers Magazine recognized the law firm of Hall Booth Smith, P.C. (HBS) for its outstanding legal work,
ATLANTA – August 1, 2019 – Hall Booth Smith, P.C. is pleased to announce that 10 attorneys have been named Partner as the firm recognizes
John Hall and Lauren Spears will be presenting at American Conference Institute’s National Advanced Forum on Medical Profession Liability in New York City on October
Practice Specific Experience

Lauren concentrates her practice in the healthcare industry, with an emphasis on medical malpractice litigation, dental malpractice, and professional malpractice and ethics.  Ms. Spears defends medical professionals and medical facilities, including doctors, nurses, and hospitals, against claims ranging from negligent treatment and diagnosis to birth trauma and wrongful death. Lauren also represents medical professionals in matters before the respective licensing boards and peer review proceedings before hospital panels of physicians, as well as regulatory issues involving compliance with State law. She handles cases from inception through investigation and all aspects of litigation.

Lauren received her undergraduate degree in from Wofford College and earned her J.D. from the Charleston School of Law where she was active in the Charleston County Student Bar Association, Women in Law and Phi Delta Phi, as well as received the CALI Award in Health Care Law.  During law school, served as a law clerk focusing on medical malpractice and class action litigation.  Following law school, Lauren served on the Charleston School of Law Alumni Association Board of Directors. Lauren is a member of the Charleston County Bar Association, the South Carolina Defense Trial Attorneys Association, and the South Carolina Bar Young Lawyers Division.

Lauren is admitted to practice in both Georgia and South Carolina.

ADMITTED

  • South Carolina
  • U.S. District Court for the District of South Carolina
  • Georgia- State and Superior Courts

EDUCATION

  • B.A., Wofford College, SC
  • J.D., Charleston School of Law

PUBLICATIONS

  • Debunking Trial Fiction: Five Common Myths of Trials and Why We Should Not Be Afraid to Try Cases,” Co-authored with John E. Hall, Jr. and Jonathan Arndt, DRI – For The Defense, October 2020
  • “Are we Afraid to Take Cases to Trial? Five Common Myths of Medical Malpractice Trials and Why more Cases Should be Tried,” Inside Medical Liability, A PIAA Publication for the Medical Professional Liability Community, 2017 First Quarter
  • “Are we Afraid to Take Cases to Trial? Five Common Myths of Medical Malpractice Trials and Why more Cases Should be Tried,” DRI’s For the Defense magazine, August 2015 and October 2020
  • “Navigating the Affordable Care Act in Medical Malpractice Litigation: What Does the Future Hold?,”  ICLE – Georgia Damages, 2014
  • Til Equity Do Us Part”: Equitable Distribution of Property in Marital and Non-Marital Relationships, (Co-Authored with Amber Rogers and Tiffany Winks)

MEMBERSHIPS

  • Charleston County Bar Association
  • South Carolina Defense Trial Attorneys Association
  • South Carolina Bar, Young Lawyers’ Division
  • Defense Research Institute

Presentations

  • “Defining Medical Damages: Changing the Landscape of Damages Analysis,” AIG Healthcare Seminar, December 2015, New York, NY, (co-presented)
  • “Affordable Care Act Considerations and Implications: Preparing for Change and Getting Ahead of the Curve,” ACI’s Advanced Forum on Medical Professional Liability, October 2014, New York, NY, (co-presented)
  • “How to Avoid Medicare Fraud and Abuse in Managed Care”,  HBS Women’s Forum, July 2018
  • South Carolina Super Lawyers ® Rising Star, 2020
The 2020 edition of the South Carolina Super Lawyers Magazine recognized the law firm of Hall Booth Smith, P.C. (HBS) for its outstanding legal work,
ATLANTA – August 1, 2019 – Hall Booth Smith, P.C. is pleased to announce that 10 attorneys have been named Partner as the firm recognizes
John Hall and Lauren Spears will be presenting at American Conference Institute’s National Advanced Forum on Medical Profession Liability in New York City on October
Practice Specific Experience