Lauren E. Bates

Lauren E. Bates primarily represents businesses in employment litigation matters, including the defense of discrimination, retaliation, harassment, wrongful termination and wage and hour claims.  In addition, Lauren represents companies and individuals relating to business litigation, personal injury, and product liability matters.

Lauren earned her Juris Doctor at the University of San Diego School of Law, where she received the Dean’s Honor Scholarship upon entrance.  While attending law school, Lauren was a law clerk for the United States Attorney’s Office and served as an extern for the Honorable Marilyn L. Huff, U.S. District Court, Southern District of California.  Additionally, Lauren was a Board Member and Lead Articles Editor of the San Diego Law Review.  Prior to law school, Lauren earned her bachelor’s degree in International Studies with an emphasis in Political Science from the University of California San Diego.

Awards +-

  • Super Lawyers “Rising Stars” 2017
  • The Daily Transcript’s Young Attorneys Award (2014) Finalist
  • The Daily Transcript’s Young Attorneys Award (2013)  Nominee

Affiliations +-

  • American Inns of Court, Louis M. Welsh Inn, Inn No. 9, Associate (2012-2013)
  • Lawyers Club
  • San Diego County Bar Association
  • State Bar of California
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit
  • U.S. District Court of California, Southern District


Education +-

  • University of San Diego School of Law (J.D., 2011)
  • University of California, San Diego (B.A., 2007)

11622 El Camino Real, #300
San Diego, CA 92130
Tel: (858) 755-8500
Fax: (858) 755-8504

Tel: (858) 509-5661
Fax: (858) 755-8504

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