Lauren E. Purcell


    Lauren is a shareholder in the Casualty Department. She concentrates her practice in the areas of product liability, premises liability, auto liability, and construction law. Lauren's litigation experience includes assisting in the management of discovery during the course of litigation, as well as drafting and arguing dispositive motions. Lauren participated in Marshall Dennehey's pro bono program where she was responsible for a social security disability appeal case. Further, Lauren has represented corporate entities at the arbitration and magistrate levels. 

    Lauren earned her Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Pittsburgh in Psychology, Political Science, and Anthropology, cum laude. Prior to law school, Lauren was an assistant buyer for Anthropologie. She received her juris doctor from the University of Pittsburgh, cum laude, in 2013.  While in law school, Lauren served as a legal writing teaching assistant and as an editorial board member of the Journal of Law and Commerce. Prior to graduating from law school, Lauren served as a judicial intern for the Honorable Maurice B. Cohill, Jr. of the United States District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania, and also as a legal intern for the legal department of Dick's Sporting Goods, Inc.

    Prior to joining the firm, Lauren served as a judicial law clerk with the Pennsylvania Court of Common Pleas of Somerset County.

    Lauren is admitted into practice in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, and the United States District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania. Her memberships include the Pennsylvania and Allegheny County Bar Associations, and the W. Edward Sell American Inn of Court.

    Published Works

    "Protecting Your Bar From Claims in the Wake of 'Mortimer', The Legal Intelligencer, Liquor Law Supplement, February 15, 2023

    "Employers (Still) Not Liable For Serving Alcohol to Intoxicated Employees," The Legal Intelligencer, Liquor Law Supplement, February 10, 2022

    “Winning the Golden Ticket: Ownership of Terminal-Printed Lottery Tickets,” Defense Digest, June 2021, Vol. 27, No. 3

    "Should Mandatory Liquor Liability Insurance Be in PA's Future?" The Legal Intelligencer Liquor Law Supplement, February 25, 2020

    Note, A Fashion Flop:  The Innovative Design Protection and Privacy Prevention Act, 31 J.L. & COM. 203 (2013)

    Pro Bono Activities

    Marshall Dennehey's Social Security Disability Pro Bono Program

    U.S. District Court Western District of Pennsylvania
    University of Pittsburgh School of Law (J.D., cum laude, 2013)
    University of Pittsburgh (B.S., cum laude, 2005)
    Honors & awards
    The Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch®, Construction Law; Product Liability Litigation - Defendants
    Associations & memberships
    Allegheny County Bar Association
    Pennsylvania Bar Association
    The W. Edward Sell American Inns of Court
    Year joined