Lauren Grinder

Lauren Grinder

Phone:(501) 688.8862
Location: Little Rock
Bar Admissions: Arkansas

Lauren Grinder’s active litigation practice involves employment disputes, products liability defense, medical malpractice defense, insurance defense, class action defense, and commercial disputes. Lauren has experience guiding clients through the phases of litigation, including written discovery, depositions, authoring and arguing dispositive motions, and appeals. In addition, Lauren has assisted with the work-up of multidistrict litigation cases for pharmaceutical companies and medical device manufacturers. Beyond her litigation experience, Lauren has experience advising clients on employment matters, drafting employment agreements, and working with clients to develop employment handbooks. Before joining the firm, Lauren clerked for three years in federal district court for the Honorable J. Leon Holmes.


  • Drafts and argues various motions in state and federal courts.
  • Conducts depositions, manages document production, and oversees discovery in cases of varying degrees of size and complexity. Engages in written and oral argument of offensive and defensive discovery motions.
  •  Assists in the defense of companies and individuals involved in litigation of employment issues, and engaged in commercial litigation relating to the enforceability of contracts, covenants, and agreements.
  •  Provides strategic advice on employment matters to ensure compliance with employment laws.
  •  Advises clients on Arkansas Freedom of Information Act matters and sending and responding to requests for records subject to FOIA.
  • Represents hospitals, clinics, nurses, and physicians in a variety of professional liability claims.


  • University of Arkansas School of Law J.D., summa cum laude (2015)
  • University of Arkansas B.A. in Spanish; B.A. in Political Science & Journalism (2012)

Professional Recognition

  • The Best Lawyers in America©: "Ones to Watch" Labor and Employment Law - Management (2021)
  • The Best Lawyers in America©: "Ones to Watch" Medical Malpractice Law - Defendants (2021)
  • The Best Lawyers in America©: "Ones to Watch" Product Liability Litigation - Defendants (2021)
  • University of Arkansas School of Law High Academic Achievement Award (2015)
  • Davis, Clark, Butt, Carithers & Taylor PLLC Appellate Advocacy Prize (2015)
  • Seattle Regional Winner, National Appellate Advocacy Competition (2015)
  • Semifinalist, William H. Sutton Barristers’ Union Trial Competition (2015)


  • Arkansas Bar Association
  • Board of Directors, Arkansas Women Lawyers Association
    • CLE Chair
  • Note and Comment Editor, Arkansas Law Review
  • Alumni, Chi Omega
  • Honoree, Cystic Fibrosis Taste of the Finest (2021)

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