Lauren Smith Madden

Senior Associate
T 502.779.8743
F 502.581.1087
400 West Market Street
Suite 3200
Louisville, Kentucky 40202-3363

Lauren focuses her practice in the area of regulated businesses, including franchising, financial institutions and health care. Her experience includes drafting franchise agreements and preparing franchise disclosure documents (“FDD”s), as well as research and analysis of federal and state franchise regulatory compliance issues. She also frequently works with financial institutions and health care providers regarding mergers and acquisitions and regulatory compliance matters.

Lauren graduated from Vanderbilt University Law School in 2014 where she served as a Managing Editor of the Vanderbilt Law Review and worked as a member of the Vanderbilt Legal Clinic. Lauren earned two Bachelors of Arts from the University of Kentucky in 2011 in Economics and Political Science.

Highlights & Recognitions

  • Lightfoot Franklin & White Best Oralist Award, 2012
  • Phi Beta Kappa
  • Vandenbosch Outstanding Political Science Paper Award, 2011

Memberships & Affiliations

  • American Bar Association
  • Kentucky Bar Association

Civic & Charitable Organizations

  • Gilda's Club, Louisville Associate Board
  • Junior League of Louisville

Other Contact Info


Theresa Dooley
T 502.779.8682