During law school, I worked with criminal defense attorneys, but also decided to explore my options. As it turns out, my favorite jobs were always at firms that used the law to help people manage their debt. By the time I graduated from law school, I absolutely knew that I wanted to practice bankruptcy law. In my last year of law school, I asked attorneys I clerked for what factors influenced their decisions to go solo. Each believed going solo was one of the best decisions in their careers, which initially led me to consider opening my own firm. My own philosophy also convinced me to go out on my own. I believe dedication to my clients is the most important aspect of my profession. I wanted to work for my clients, not for another attorney.
In 2008, I began planning my business. The attorneys I clerked for were very encouraging and helped guide me through the process. I will always be grateful for their friendship, mentoring, and support. In 2009, I opened my law practice, and have found that it was one of the best decisions I have ever made. Giving hope to people in tough situations, and helping them improve their lives is personally rewarding.
Earning admission to practice in State of South Carolina and the U.S. South Carolina District Courts has been very gratifying. I enjoy working with my colleagues, and I am a member of the following groups and associations: South Carolina Bankruptcy Law Association, Young Lawyers Division, Women’s Law Association, Consumer Law Practice Section, Solo and Small Firm Practice Section, and the York County Bar.
Although practicing law requires long hours, in my down time I enjoy taking my two friendly rescue dogs (a Chihuahua/Dachshund mix, and an Italian Greyhound/Pit Bull Mix) on hikes, to the dog park, or to visit family out of town. My other hobbies include playing my guitars, photography, traveling, cooking, golfing, running, swimming, and importantly, following college football! Having spent seven years there earning two degrees, I faithfully support the University of South Carolina Gamecocks.
Other Names Used: Lauren M. Clark, Lauren Marie Clark
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