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Lauren Michelle Marks

Lauren Michelle Marks

also known as Lauren Applegate Marks

Practice areas:

Divorce & Separation, Child Custody, Criminal Defense, DUI & DWI, Family

About Me

Lauren Marks is originally a native of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.  She attended Pennsylvania State University at University Park where she graduated with two Bachelor of Arts degrees in Film/Video and Political Science.  Following college, she returned to Pittsburgh where she attended Duquesne University School of Law.  While in law school, Attorney Marks was an active member of the Trial Advocacy team, competing nationally.  Attorney Marks was awarded the International Academy of Trial Lawyers Student Advocacy Award for distinguished achievement in trial advocacy at Duquesne University.  She also was admitted to the Order of the Barristers for excellence in advocacy and services.


Eventually, Attorney Marks relocated to Berks County to specialize in criminal defense where she worked for the Public Defenders’ Office.  Upon leaving the Berks County Public Defenders’ Office, Lauren Marks entered the private law field where she specializes in family and criminal law.  Attorney Marks also is frequently appointed by the courts as a Guardian ad Litem for children in highly contested custody cases.  Attorney Marks is a member of the Berks County and Pennsylvania Bar Associations.


Attorney Marks resides in Berks County with her husband and two stepchildren.


Practice Areas

Licensed since 2008

  1. Family: 20%
  2. DUI & DWI: 20%
  3. Criminal Defense: 20%
  4. Child Custody: 20%
  5. Divorce & Separation: 20%



Retainer (Always), Free Consultation (30 minutes)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

6 total 

  • Julie Jo Marburger

    I have worked with Lauren on many cases and she has always been an excellent advocate for her clients and has worked diligently to get a good resolution for each case. I have such a high level respect for her that I have referred clients to her when I have a conflict.


    Julie Marburger Child Custody Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • No photo

    I endorse this lawyer. I've found her to be a worthy opponent, being very knowledgeable and competent in family law. She advocates for her clients while maintaining professional courtesy.


    Osmer Deming Litigation Attorney
    Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter

Contact Info

Lauren Marks, Attorney at Law

720 Centre Avenue
Reading, PA, 19601




Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

Avvo Contributions

Legal Answers


Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Distinguished Achievement in the Art of AdvocacyThe International Academy of Trial Lawyers2008

Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
OwnerLauren Marks, Attorney at Law2014 - Present
AssociateEmkey Law Firm2010 - 2014
Assistant Public DefenderBerks County Public Defender's Office2009 - 2011
ClerkHonorable Moschetta Bell2008 - 2009


Association NamePosition NameDuration
Berks County Bar AssociationN/A2009 - Present
Order of BarristersN/A2008 - Present
Pennsylvania Bar AssociationN/A2008 - Present

Legal Cases

Case NameOutcome
Commonwealth v. PatrickNot guilty of felony

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School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Duquesne University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2008
Pennsylvania State UniversityFilm/VideoBA - Bachelor of Arts2003
Pennsylvania State UniversityPolitical ScienceBA - Bachelor of Arts2003

Speaking Engagements

Conference NameTitleDate
Legends of the BarWomen of the Bar2014
Custody Alternatives Under the New Custody ActCustody2014