Lauren Mistretta Upton represents companies, non-profits, and individuals in commercial litigation, in state and federal courts. Throughout her career, she has helped steer clients through a variety of legal disputes, including professional liability, premise liability, toxic tort, and complex personal injury matters. She strives to provide all her clients with responsive, efficient, and dedicated advocacy at every stage of the dispute resolution process.
Prior to joining Bowie & Jensen, Lauren practiced in the Baltimore office of a regional civil litigation defense firm, where she developed and implemented litigation strategies, prepared pleadings, drafted and argued motions, conducted discovery, and managed litigation budgets. She represented clients in jury trials, bench trials, and mediation.
Before entering private practice, Lauren served as a Judicial Law Clerk to the Hon. Joseph M. Getty of the Maryland Court of Appeals, and to the Hon. Paul J. Hanley of Baltimore County Circuit Court. Lauren is a 2017 graduate of the Wake Forest University School of Law, where she served as Articles Editor for the Wake Forest Journal of Law and Policy. While in law school, she also worked as a summer clerk in the Maryland Office of the Public Defender in Towson, Maryland.
Bowie & Jensen embraces the idea that we have a responsibility to give back to the communities that give so much to us. The idea of giving back is an essential component of the law firm and allows our lawyers and staff to work with the community as partners, family and friends.