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Lauren R. Minke concentrates her practice in the area of litigation, with an emphasis on medical malpractice defense. She has experience working with clients to handle insurance defense and civil litigation matters. She has first chair bench trial and second-chair jury trial experience and has prepared and appeared on behalf of health care providers before the Medical Review Panel.
She was selected for inclusion in the Indiana Super Lawyers publication as a ‘Rising Star’ for 2020 and is a member of the Allen County Bar Association. She is active in the local community as a member of the board of directors with Amani Family Services and has served as a Facilitator with Erin’s House for Grieving Children.
Lauren earned her J.D., cum laude, from Valparaiso University School of Law where she was a Board Member of the Moot Court Society. She was awarded the 2016 Scribe Award by the Valparaiso faculty members in the Legal Writing Department for outstanding legal writing and awarded the Best Oralist at the 2015 Sutherland Cup Constitutional Law Moot Court Competition in Washington, D.C. hosted by The Catholic University of America, Columbus School of Law.
During law school she served as the Associate Editor of the Valparaiso Law Review where she was awarded the Dedicated Service Award for her above and beyond service to the law review. She published “Transgender and the Judiciary: An Argument to Extend Batson Challenges to Transgender Individuals”, 50 Val. U. L. Rev. 719 (2016) and “Say Aah! Maryland v. King Defines Reasonable Standard for DNA Searches”, 49 Val. U. L. Rev. 1095 (2015). Lauren was an extern to The Honorable Christopher A. Nuechterlein in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Indiana.
She received her B.S. in Occupational Health Science from Purdue University and prior to attending law school she served as a United States Peace Corps Volunteer in Guatemala where she trained educators in sustainability and coordinated with local agencies to promote long term health practices.
Lauren is admitted to practice law in all Indiana state courts, the U.S. District Courts for the Northern and Southern Districts of Indiana and the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals.