• J.D., University of South Carolina School of Law (2012)
  • B.A. Political Science, Wake Forest University (2007)

Bar Memberships

  • North Carolina

Areas of Practice

  • Workers' Compensation
  • Personal Injury
  • Social Security Disability


Licensed to practice before all state courts in North Carolina.

“What has always most attracted me to the legal profession is the opportunity to use my education and training to empower others. While working at The Sumwalt Law Firm before law school, I was able to watch Mark and Vernon help so many people who found themselves in devastating situations navigate the legal system and move forward with their lives. Now that I’ve joined the firm as an attorney, I’m delighted that I am able to do the same.”

- Lauren

Memberships and Affiliations

  • North Carolina Advocates for Justice
    • Workers’ Compensation Section
      • Education Committee (2016-2017)
    • Women’s Caucus
      • Charlotte Region Co-Chair (2016-2018)
    • New Lawyers Division
      • Workers’ Compensation Section Liaison (2014-2016)

Legal Seminar Presentations

“Social Security Offsets and North Carolina Workers’ Compensation Claims,” Workers’ Compensation From A to Z (National Business Institute, October 20, 2015).