Lauren E. Ward



  • Mississippi Bar
  • United States District Court for the Northern District of Mississippi
  • United States District Court for the Southern District of Mississippi
  • All Mississippi State Courts


B.A., University of Florida, 2011

J.D., University of Mississippi School of Law, cum laude, 2015


  • Extern with the Honorable Andrew K. Howorth; Third Circuit District Court, Oxford, MS -Spring 2015

Lauren Elizabeth Ward is an associate in the Oxford Office of Daniel Coker Horton & Bell.  Her practice is focused in General Litigation & Insurance Defense.

Professional Affiliations

American Bar Association

Honors & Awards

Super Lawyers Mid-South Rising Star - 2019 and 2020

Best Lawyers "Ones to Watch" 2020 - Personal Injury and Product Liability Litigation


Griffith, Benjamin E. and Ward, Lauren E., "Public Records Request During Litigation with Government: Is It a Right or a Circumvention of Discovery?" Open Government in the Digital Age: An Examination of State Public Records and Open Meetings Law, American Bar Association (publication forthcoming in 2021)

Griffith, Benjamin E. and Ward, Lauren E., "Voting in a Pandemic: The Effects of COVID-19 on America's Elections," South Dakota Law Review (publication forthcoming in 2021)

Benjamin E. Griffith and Lauren Ward, Practice Note: "Elections and Covid-19: Pandemic Concerns and Trends," Thomson Reuters Practical Law, Sept. 29, 2020

Ward, Lauren E. and Griffith, Benjamin E., "Millennials and Electoral Access in 2018-2020," America Votes!, 4th Edition, American Bar Association, 2020

Griffith, Benjamin E. and Ward, Lauren E., "The Forbidden Fruit of Alabama Legislative Black Caucus v. State of Alabama: Racial Predominance in Redistricting," Voting Rights Act Symposium, 85 Miss. L.J. 1093, 2017.

Community/Civic Activities

Provisional New Member, Junior Auxiliary of Oxford