Lauren Miller is an attorney with Caldwell, Carlson, Elliott & DeLoach (formerly known as Caldwell, Propst & DeLoach) focusing her practice on trust, estate, fiduciary, and business litigation. A member of one of Georgia’s premier fiduciary and probate litigation firms, Lauren prides herself on her dedication and responsiveness to her clients, creative legal strategies, and diligent case preparation.
Lauren represents clients in a wide variety of fiduciary and business litigation matters in both state and federal courts, including will and trust contests; disputes over executor/trustee mismanagement and malfeasance; breach of fiduciary duty and fraud claims; corporate ownership, contract, and business partner disputes; and many other types of cases, including appeals. In particular, Lauren has experience handling cases involving complex, high-asset estates, trusts, and business entities, and represents plaintiffs, defendants, executors, trustees, other fiduciaries, beneficiaries, and third parties in related litigation.
After only four months with Caldwell, Carlson, Elliott & DeLoach, Lauren served as lead counsel in a wrongful death case brought in the Superior Court of Talbot County and received a $1.6 million jury verdict for the firm’s client, an accomplishment not shared by many lawyers at such an early stage of their careers. More recently, Lauren presented oral argument in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia that resulted in summary judgment for the firm’s client on all claims in a complex corporate ownership dispute. Lauren has also appeared as counsel on behalf of the firm’s clients in the Court of Appeals of Georgia, the Supreme Court of Georgia, the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit, and the United States Supreme Court. For 4 years in a row (2018-2021), she has been selected by Georgia Super Lawyers as a "Rising Star" in trust and estate litigation, a distinction given to only 2.5% of Georgia attorneys.
Lauren received her bachelor's degree, magna cum laude, from Washington and Lee University in Lexington, Virginia, where she was a member of Phi Beta Kappa. She obtained her J.D., magna cum laude, from Mercer University's Walter F. George School of Law in Macon, Georgia, graduating in the top 5% of her class. During law school, Lauren served as the Managing Editor of the Mercer Law Review, competed on several moot court teams, and coordinated Mercer's 4th annual Legal Ethics and Professionalism moot court competition. Prior to joining Caldwell, Carlson, Elliott & DeLoach, she practiced family law with another established firm in Atlanta. Lauren is active in the Atlanta Bar Association and the Georgia Association for Women Lawyers.
Raised in Asheville, North Carolina, Lauren moved to Atlanta in 2014. She enjoys hiking in the north Georgia mountains, cooking, and photography. An avid traveler, Lauren’s favorite destinations in the world so far include Iceland, Norway, Morocco, and South Korea.
|GA||Active Member in Good Standing||2014||07/25/2021|
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Rising Star in Trust & Estate Litigation||Super Lawyers||2021|
|Rising Star in Trust & Estate Litigation||Super Lawyers||2020|
|Rising Star in Trust & Estate Litigation||Super Lawyers||2019|
|Rising Star in Trust & Estate Litigation||Super Lawyers||2018|
|Custer-Tuggle Award for Excellence in Family Law||American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers (Georgia Chapter)||2014|
|Certificate in Advanced Legal Writing, Research, and Drafting||Mercer University - Walter F. George School of Law||2014|
|CALI Award for Excellence in Topics in Modern Family Law||Mercer University - Walter F. George School of Law||2014|
|CALI Award for Excellence in Legal Writing||Mercer University - Walter F. George School of Law||2012|
|Faculty Award for Outstanding Achievement in Legal Writing||Mercer University - Walter F. George School of Law||2012|
|CALI Award for Excellence in Criminal Law||Mercer University - Walter F. George School of Law||2011|
|CALI Award for Excellence in Contracts||Mercer University - Walter F. George School of Law||2011|
|Attorney||Caldwell, Propst & DeLoach, LLP||2016 - Present|
|Attorney||Davis, Matthews & Quigley, P.C.||2014 - 2016|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Georgia Association for Women Lawyers||N/A||2019 - Present|
|Atlanta Bar Association||N/A||2014 - Present|
|American Bar Association||N/A||2014 - Present|
|State Bar of Georgia||N/A||2014 - Present|
|State Bar of Georgia, Family Law Section||N/A||2014 - Present|
|Phi Beta Kappa||N/A||2011 - Present|
|Mercer University - Walter F. George School of Law||Legal Ethics and Professionalism Moot Court Competition Problem||2013|
|Mercer Law Review||Administering Mayo to Patents in Medicine and Biotechnology: Appropriate Dosage or Risk of Toxic Side Effects?||2013|
|Mercer University - Walter F. George School of Law||J.D.||2014|
|Washington and Lee University||B.A.||2011|
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