Lauren Kuley is co-chair of the Appellate & Supreme Court Practice. She leads complex appeals and critical motions practice in courts nationwide. She simplifies complex issues and develops creative arguments to curtail legal disputes and overturn bad outcomes. Deploying this strategy, Lauren has argued and won reversals of significant verdicts on appeal, led the strategy and briefing for winning appeals nationwide and obtained dismissal of high stakes claims at the pleading stage in federal courts. She frequently collaborates with trial counsel to preserve and craft the strongest arguments for appeal. Lauren also serves as national appellate counsel for a major insurer in a large portfolio of cases arising from the pandemic.
Lauren previously served in the Ohio Solicitor General’s office, representing the State of Ohio in matters before the Ohio Supreme Court and the US Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit. Before that, she served as a law clerk for Judge Karen Nelson Moore of the US Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit. She graduated magna cum laude from Harvard Law School and Harvard College.
Lauren serves as immediate past President of the Federal Bar Association of Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky, which supports relationships between the federal judiciary and the federal bar. She has served as an adjunct professor at the University of Cincinnati College of Law, teaching the Sixth Circuit Appellate Clinic and representing indigent individuals. She regularly presents on appellate practice and is a contributor to the firm’s appellate group’s Sixth Circuit Appellate Blog.