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Lauren E. Coleman

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Lauren Coleman practices in Gentry Locke’s Business & Corporate group. Lauren focuses on assisting clients with a wide range of general corporate, real estate, and environmental matters. Prior to joining Gentry Locke, Lauren was a summer associate with the firm, and also served as a judicial extern for the Honorable William G. Petty of the Court of Appeals of Virginia.

  • Years of skiing
  • Guitar, learning to play
  • Years at W&M - go Tribe!
  • People would be surprised to know...

    I danced competitively for eight years in lyrical, tap and ballet, and choreographed throughout college and into law school

  • If I wasn't practicing law...

    I have always thought it would be nice to open a coffee shop. I spent many hours studying at coffee shops during college and law school. There was always a blend of friends catching up, business people exchanging ideas, and students immersed in books. I enjoy places that bring people and creative ideas together. That's one of the reasons I enjoy working at Gentry Locke -- the great collaborative environment.

  • Before you head into work each day, what is the one thing you will not skip?

    Listening to music. Whether streaming a playlist on a morning run or tuning into the radio on the drive into work, listening to a song can get the day off to a great start.


  • William & Mary Law School, J.D. 2016
  • College of William & Mary, B.A. summa cum laude, 2013


  • Draft and review contracts and policies for compliance with applicable laws and regulations
  • Assist clients with entity formation, business structure, and corporate governance matters
  • Prepare and review commercial lease agreements
  • Assist with commercial real estate transactions
  • Research zoning, land use, and environmental matters
  • Drafted opinions and bench memoranda for the Honorable William G. Petty of the Court of Appeals of Virginia
  • Researched Virginia statutes and case law in criminal matters as a legal intern for the Rockbridge County and City of Lexington Commonwealth Attorney’s Office
  • Co-authored a policy paper as a member of William & Mary Law School’s Virginia Coastal Policy Center


  • Member, Roanoke Bar Association (2019-Present)
  • Member, The Virginia Bar Association (2016-Present); Pro Bono Hotline Coordinator for Southwest Virginia Region, Young Lawyers Division (2018)
  • Certificate in Leadership from Batten Leadership Institute at Hollins University (2018)
  • Member, Virginia Women Attorneys Association (2017-Present)
  • Board Member, Roanoke Children’s Theatre (2017-Present)
  • Member, Virginia State Bar (2016-Present)


  • William & Mary Environmental Law and Policy Review, Senior Articles Editor
  • Phi Delta Phi Legal Honor Society

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