Lauren Hamilton is a Supervising Attorney in the Housing Practice Group of The Legal Aid Society of Cleveland. Lauren began her career as a solo practitioner, focusing her practice on family law and guardian ad litem work. She eventually joined the nonprofit Nueva Luz Urban Resource Center as a staff attorney, where she provided legal services to individuals living with HIV, practicing mainly in the areas of eviction defense and tenants’ rights. Her interest in that work led her to The Legal Aid Society of Cleveland and the Right to Counsel program, where she has been defending the rights of tenants since the program opened its doors in 2020. Lauren also serves on the Board of Directors
of The LCADA Way, a drug and alcohol treatment center that operates facilities in Lorain and Cuyahoga Counties. Lauren received her B.A. from Boston University and her J.D. from Cleveland State University College of Law.
In addition to practicing law, Lauren is a certified yoga teacher. Lauren lives in Lakewood with her husband, Dan, their two cats, Thelma and Louise, and their two dogs, Will, a rescue golden retriever, and Panda, an elderly mixed breed tripod.