Lauren Garner is an experienced litigator and mediator whose practice emphasizes probate, trusts and guardian/conservatorships. Lauren's clients rely on that experience and her sensitivity in matters that touch families, trusts, and estates.
Dedication and personal involvement are a critical part of Lauren’s practice. She feels a deep sense of accomplishment in her 1998 move to Phoenix, after nearly a lifetime of business and personal contacts in Miami, Florida. Here, she has developed a flourishing practice in the field of probate, trust and guardianship litigation and mediation.
Lauren now enjoys dual bar membership - in both Arizona and Florida. She is active in probate and trust organizations and committees on both the Arizona State Bar and the Maricopa County Bar Association. She is a Fellow of the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel. She was recognized in 2016 and 2017 Southwest Super Lawyers and was named in both the 2016 and 2017 Editions of Best Lawyers in America in the area of Trusts and Estate Litigation. She also was named 2017 Women in the Law by Best Lawyers.
An advocate of mediation and other non-traditional dispute resolution services, Lauren underwent a lengthy training and certification process to become a Certified Circuit Court Mediator in Florida. She has been part of a small committee that has developed and presented Probate Mediation Training and is an approved probate mediator. Lauren uses her experiences to work with clients and professionals and is a frequent speaker on ways to avoid probate and trust litigation. Lauren has volunteered her time and experience to her professional community. She is a Judge Pro Tem for Maricopa County Superior Court in the Probate and Mental Health Division. She serves as a volunteer for the Probate Lawyers Assistance Project offering pro bono assistance in probate and trust matters. She has been a member of the Executive Council of the Probate and Trust Section of the State Bar of Arizona since 2006 and of the Executive Council of the Elder Law, Mental Health and Special Needs Trust Section since 2011, and was on the Board of the Estate Planning and Probate Section of the Maricopa County Bar Association from 2004-2007).