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Associate

Lauren A. Nehra

Lauren A. Nehra is a dedicated litigation attorney who takes great pride in providing superior client service as she practices in matters including contract disputes, landlord/tenant cases, personal injury and Orphans’ Court matters (guardianships, will contests). A recent client describes Lauren as a lawyer who “exceeded our expectations and has gone out of her way to help us.” Lauren prioritizes listening to her clients and working hard to protect and advance their interests.

Lauren joined Gawthrop Greenwood in June 2021, after spending time in private practice at a civil litigation law firm where she focused on civil rights defense, employment law and general civil litigation. Prior to that, Lauren clerked with the Delaware Attorney General’s Office, where she worked in both the Criminal and Family Divisions and represented the state at misdemeanor hearings in the Court of Common Pleas.

Originally from the Lehigh Valley, Lauren moved to Chester County while earning her Bachelor of Science in criminal justice from West Chester University, where she graduated summa cum laude, was president of the Pre-Law Society, and served on the university’s Judicial Board. Lauren went on to obtain her paralegal certificate from Widener Law’s Legal Education Institute, working as a legal assistant and paralegal for several different firms and government agencies in Pennsylvania and Delaware.

In December 2019, Lauren earned her law degree from Widener University Delaware Law Schoolmagna cum laude, as a recipient of the George B. Lindsay Foundation Award for significant achievement in legal research and writing. Lauren attended law school as an evening-division student while working during the day as a paralegal and law clerk, first in the Criminal Felony Division of the Delaware Department of Justice and then with a civil defense firm in Wilmington. While in law school, Lauren was a member of the Moot Court Honor Society, where she was a several-time finalist, earning multiple awards including best oral advocate. Additionally, Lauren was a member of Phi Alpha Delta’s Mock Trial Team and served as the vice president of the Sports and Entertainment Law Association. She has mentored in Wilmington schools with Big Brothers, Big Sisters, and is active the in local chapter of the JDRF (Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation).

Lauren currently resides in West Chester, PA with her husband. In her free time, she enjoys undertaking home remodeling projects indoors and outdoors and stays busy with friends, family, and her church.

Court Admissions

  • Pennsylvania
  • United States District Court, Eastern District of Pennsylvania
  • United States District Court, Middle District of Pennsylvania

 Education

  • Widener University Delaware Law School, J.D., 2019, magna cum laude
  • Widener University Legal Education Institute, Paralegal Certificate, 2012, summa cum laude
  • West Chester University of Pennsylvania, B.S., Criminal Justice, 2008, summa cum laude

 Membership & Service

  • Chester County Bar Association
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association
  • Phi Alpha Delta Law Fraternity
  • West Chester University Alumni Association – Law Chapter
  • Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) – Greater Delaware Valley Chapter

Additional Distinctions

  • Super Lawyers Rising Star, 2022
  • Top Lawyer, Main Line Today, 2022
  • Top Lawyers, Daily Local News, 2022 Readers Choice Awards
  • The Order of Barristers, 2019
  • George B. Lindsay Foundation Award, 2019
  • Delaware Attorney General’s Office Distinguished Staff Award, 2016

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