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Lauren focuses her practice in general litigation and insurance defense.  She has been recognized as a Best Lawyers in America® “Ones to Watch” in the areas of civil rights law, commercial litigation, personal injury litigation, and product liability litigation and has been named a Mid-South Super Lawyers Rising Star.  Lauren is an associate in the Oxford office.

She comes to Daniel Coker with years of experience serving insurance defense clients in cases involving products liability, premises liability, insurance coverage disputes, personal injury, and wrongful termination.  Not just a member of the Mississippi Bar, Lauren is an active member of the American Bar Association.  Her legal expertise is also evident in professional writing.  Lauren’s articles have been accepted for publication by the ABA, the Mississippi Law Journal, Thomson Reuters Practical Law, and the South Dakota Law Review

Outside of the office, Lauren is a devoted mother and wife. She enjoys cooking, reading, and cheering on the Florida Gators. 


Professional Affiliations

  • American Bar Association
  • Mississippi Bar Association

Honors & Awards

  • Super Lawyers Mid-South Rising Star, 2019 – 2020
  • Best Lawyers in America® “Ones to Watch”, 2021 – Present
    • Civil Rights Law
    • Commercial Litigation
    • Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants
    • Product Liability Litigation – Defendants


  • 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

  • Junior Auxiliary of Oxford, Active Member