Lauren Leader Expands Family Law Practice to South Carolina
October 2, 2019 (Charlotte, N.C.)—James, McElroy & Diehl, P.A. is pleased to announce that Lauren E. Leader, an attorney in the firm’s family law group,has been sworn into the South Carolina Bar. Having already practiced family law in North Carolina for six years, Lauren will be now also be representing South Carolina families regarding divorce, child custody, child support, spousal support, equitable distribution, and domestic violence.
The South Carolina Bar began in 1884 as an organization of approximately 200 lawyers. Today, the Bar serves more than 16,000 members through a variety of programs and services designed to advance justice, professionalism and understanding of the law.
“Providing family law representation in both North Carolina and South Carolina allows James, McElroy & Diehl to assist families throughout the region, particularly those in Charlotte, Fort Mill, Rock Hill and other surrounding communities,” said Lauren, who resides in Charlotte, but has family in both Fort Mill, SC, and Rock Hill, SC. “I am so happy to have the opportunity to represent not only North Carolina clients, but now also South Carolina clients, in navigating challenging family law matters, most of which have a lasting and significant impact on clients’ lives.”
Lauren joined James, McElroy & Diehl in 2013, and she became a partner in 2018. She is a member of the Mint Museum Auxiliary and the Family Law Section of the Mecklenburg County Bar. Lauren is also a graduate of the Mecklenburg County Bar’s Leadership Institute, a selective educational program that encourages lawyers in the development of their professional and leadership skills within the Bar, the Foundation, the legal profession and the community.
Lauren received Bachelor of Arts degrees in both Journalism and Political Science from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She earned her Juris Doctor from Campbell University School of Law. While in law school, Lauren participated in the 50B Domestic Violence Project and was a finalist in the Richard T. Bowser Client Counseling Competition.