Lauren Dollar is a gifted attorney who brings substantial experience prosecuting cases to our sexual abuse and child fatality practice groups.
From being an Assistant Prosecuting Attorney at the Jackson County Prosecutor’s Office to clerking for a U.S. District Judge to working in the U.S. District Attorney’s Office, Lauren knows the intricacies of the justice system. She has worked vigorously to put criminals behind bars and provide justice to victims.
Lauren brings this tenacity to our firm. Her work thus far in her career inspired her to continue the fight for victim’s rights in the civil sector.
A Skilled Litigator
Lauren is a seasoned litigator thanks to her past experience in both the public and private sectors. Her past experience includes working at the Jackson County Prosecutor’s Office, for a U.S. District Judge, at a personal injury firm, at the U.S. Attorney’s Office and for The Missouri Court of Appeals.
During her time at the Jackson County Prosecutor’s Office, Lauren regularly came face to face with criminals who had committed unthinkable crimes. She handled two cases in particular – a domestic assault trial with an 11-year-old witness and a child molestation sentencing – that inspired her to be the voice of sexual assault and child wrongful death victims with our firm. After directing the 11-year-old witness to recount the abuse she witnessed her mother suffer in that one case, and then questioning the mother of two young girls who had been molested in another, Lauren knew she had to fight to protect those who cannot always protect themselves.
Lauren has also tried a double murder trial where she gave the opening statement during the guilt phase of the trial and the opening and closing statements during the sentencing phase of the trial, cross examined defense witnesses, laid the ground work for the prosecution’s expert witnesses, and handled the explanation of evidence. The trial ended with the guilty party being sentenced to time in prison.
Relentless Pursuer of Justice
Lauren has handled all aspects of litigation including drafting opinions, presenting oral arguments, handling hearings and trials, arguing sentencing and bond revocations and reductions, editing jury instructions, researching and drafting motions, memos and briefs. Her depth and breadth of experience makes her an invaluable asset for victims of sexual abuse or those who have unfairly suffered the death of child. She uses all means necessary to ensure what happened to them doesn’t happen to others in the future.
Lauren’s determination and work ethic is what sets her apart, and makes her an invaluable asset for both our firm and her clients.
Areas of Practice
Child Wrongful Death
University of Missouri, Kansas City School of Law, J.D., Summa Cum Laude
University of Kansas, B.A. Microbiology, Summa Cum Laude
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Professional Associations and Memberships
The Missouri Bar, Leadership Academy
Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association, Member and Former Vice Co-Chair of the Robert T. Ross Trial Academy
Association of Women Lawyers of Greater Kansas City, Member
The Missouri Bar, Member
Awards and Honors
Missouri Lawyers Weekly – Up and Coming – 2022
Super Lawyers – Rising Star – 2021
Awarded the Order of Barristers
Co-authored Cultivating Civil Rights in Kansas City and Beyond: A History of Justice in the Western District of Missouri Through the Eyes of Hon. Howard Sachs, Federal Lawyers – May 2018
Co-authored Electronic Discovery in Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association Business Torts Handbook – 2017