Lauren S. Aldredge

Attorney

Austin

512-615-1148

laldredge@cokinoslaw.com

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Biography

Lauren is a trial lawyer who brings her experience and judgment to help clients obtain the best resolution of their issues, whether that means vigorously protecting those interests in the courtroom or working collaboratively to reach common-sense solutions. Lauren’s practice focuses on representing clients in all phases of litigation, including mediation, trial, and appeals. She has represented a wide variety of clients, including public entities, commercial enterprises, employers, and insurance companies. Her wide breadth of knowledge helps guide her clients through the often unfamiliar waters of litigation and negotiation. In recognition of these skills, Lauren was selected as a Rising Star for 2018, 2019, and 2020.

In addition to an earned reputation as a skilled and effective advocate, Lauren is licensed before the United States Patent and Trademark Office and counsels clients on a broad range of patent and trademark matters, including intellectual property portfolio management, brand protection and infringement litigation. Along with her trial and intellectual property work, Lauren excels at counseling clients regarding the formation of business entities, including partnerships, limited liability companies, professional entities, and non-profits. Lauren routinely advises clients on business operations, helping them grow effectively and making sure their assets are protected.

Education

  • J.D., University of Texas School of Law, with honors (2011)

  • B.S. Chemistry, Texas A&M University (2006)

Professional Licenses

  • Registered Patent Attorney, U.S.P.T.O. (2012)

  • Admitted to the State Bar of Texas (2011)

Memberships & Admissions

  • State Bar of Texas

  • Austin Bar Association

  • Austin Young Lawyers Association

Recognitions & Distinctions

  • 2018-2020 Texas Rising Stars by Thomson Reuters

Representative Experience

  • Successfully defends clients from unmeritorious defamation lawsuits by obtaining dismissals under the Texas Citizens Participation Act (“TCPA”).
  • Represents local government entities in Chapter 1205 bond validation suits, obtaining validation of hundreds of millions of dollars in public financing, including extensive work with the Attorney General of the State of Texas to reach appropriate final declaratory judgments

  • Represents clients in litigation and administrative proceedings involving contracts, permitting, and federal civil rights claims for cities and other governmental entities

  • Represents clients in contract and tort claims, including allegations of fraud and misrepresentation, tortious interference with a contract, and personal injury in cases involving private industries –from electric utilities to oil & gas to telecommunications to specialized manufacturing

  • Represents public and private employers in employment litigation and pre-litigation administrative proceedings, including wage-hour disputes, and discrimination and harassment claims

  • Represents local businesses in resolving copyright and trademark disputes, licensing agreements, and entity formation