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Lauren L. Hunt

About Me

Lauren Hunt is an Associate Attorney at Young/Sommer where she concentrates her practice in the areas of Adoption Law, Family Law and Matrimonial Law.

She is a 2009 graduate of Albany Law School and is admitted to practice in New York State. While at Albany Law, Ms. Hunt served as a law intern with The Legal Project (an organization which provides representation to victims of domestic violence in family offense, divorce, custody, and child support matters) and the Family Violence Litigation Clinic. She also served as a senior editor of the Albany Law Review and as president of the Student Bar Association.  After graduation, Ms. Hunt was selected to receive the Joan L Ellenbogen Memorial Fellowship to continue her work at  The Legal Project as a Legal Fellow.  Prior to joining Young/Sommer, Lauren worked as an attorney focusing on Matrimonial Law, at another well-established Albany law firm.

Ms. Hunt is very dedicated to providing zealous, yet compassionate, representation for her clients. She remains dedicated to providing pro bono service to individuals in need has received serveral awards in recognition of this commitment.  She currently serves on The Legal Project's Pro Bono panel and in 2012, she received the Stanley A. Rosen Memorial Award for Pro Bono Service in recognition of her ability to litigate a matter on behalf of a victim of domestic violence while showing the utmost professionalishm and integrity in their dealings with the Court, litigants and attorneys.    

Ms. Hunt is a member of the Capital District Women's Bar Association, the New York State Bar Association, the Albany County Bar Association, the American Bar Association and the National Association of Women Lawyers.  She is very active in the New York State Bar Association, Family Law section where she serves as a member of the Legislation Committee and the Adoption Committee.  Lauren is also a co-founder of the Matrimonial Law Breakfast Club which is a group of local Matrimonial Attorneys who meet monthly to discuss various topics of interest, and recent cases, in the matrimonial field. 


Practice Areas


  1. Divorce & Separation: 30%
    5 years
  2. Child Support: 30%
    5 years
  3. Child Custody: 30%
    5 years
  4. Landlord / Tenant: 5%
    5 years
  5. Residential: 5%
    5 years



Fixed (Sometimes), Retainer (Always)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

7 total 

  • Robert Francis Manfredo

    I have known Lauren for several years. She is an excellent matrimonial attorney. When clients ask for a recommendation for someone to handle matrimonial, family, or child custody matters, I refer Lauren without hesitation. I endorse this lawyer.


    Robert Manfredo Employment & Labor Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Samuel Breslin

    I endorse this lawyer. Lauren is an extremely effective attorney, and I highly recommend her.


    Samuel Breslin Criminal Defense Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

Young, Sommer...LLC

5 Palisades Dr
Albany, NY, 12205-6433


NYCurrently registered 201003/13/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo Contributions
Legal Answers
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Rising StarSuper Lawyers2014
Stanley A. Rosen Memorial AwardCapital District Women's Bar Association2012
Martin H. Belsky Award, Commitment to Pro Bono ServiceAlbany Law School2009
Zela Ulthe AwardZonta2007
Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
AssociateYoung/Sommer, LLC2011 - Present
AssociateMaynard, O'Connor, Smith & Catalinotto, LLP2010 - 2011
Matrimonial FellowThe Legal Project2009 - 2010
Legal InternAlbany Law School Legal Clinic - Family Violence Litigation Clinic2008 - 2009
Legal InternThe Legal Project2007 - 2008
Association NamePosition NameDuration
National Association of Women LawyersMember2011 - Present
Matrimonial Law Breakfast ClubCo-Founder2011 - Present
New York State Bar Association, Family Law SectionAdoption Committee2010 - Present
Albany County Bar AssociationMember2009 - Present
Capital District Women's Bar AssociationMember2009 - Present
American Bar AssociationMember2009 - Present
New York State Bar AssociationMember - Legislation Committee & Adoption Committee2009 - Present
Publication NameTitleDate
PS: Political Science & PoliticsCollege in the State Capital: The Effect of University Location on Political Science Undergraduate Majors2005
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Albany Law School of Union UniversityLawJD - Juris Doctor2009
State University of New York, AlbanyPolitical ScienceBA - Bachelor of Arts2005