Senior Associate Elder Law Attorney
Attorney Lauren Cooper joined the firm as an associate attorney on the Trust Team in 2014. However, she already had several years of experience with the firm as a legal assistant after college and during law school. Her experience with the firm, and her hands-on experience living in an extended family, were key to her decision to attend law school. Lauren spent two years assisting our clients and their families when a loved one passes away in settling their estate. These days, Lauren works mainly with our Trust clients to design a plan, to understand how it works and to maintain it throughout their lives so that it is easier for their families.
Lauren’s real passion is helping our clients prepare for the challenges of aging, especially assisting those clients who are concerned about outliving their assets. Lauren has presented informational seminars throughout the state regarding longevity planning which combines Social Security claiming and income tax planning strategies. She was also a featured speaker regarding longevity planning for the American Association of Estate and Elder Law Attorneys, a national organization devoted to elder law. Lauren holds the CSSCS (Certified in Social Security Claiming Strategies) designation and has attended advanced training regarding IRAs from Ed Slotts, a nationally recognized expert in the field.
Attorney Cooper graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree from Alma College in Michigan with a major in Spanish language and a minor in mathematics. During college, she spent time in Ecuador, Peru and Mexico furthering her language skills and cultural knowledge. She graduated cum laude from the University of Dayton School of Law. During law school, she was awarded four CALI awards for academic excellence and served on the Law Review as both a staff writer and the Executive Publications Editor.
Over the years, Attorney Cooper has been involved in every aspect of the law firm operation and brings a wealth of talent and experience to our clients. Lauren lives in Centerburg on a small farm with her husband, her son, daughter and their four spoiled cats. She enjoys traveling and cooking in her spare time.