Lauren E. Sims


Lauren’s educational background in economics and technology support her transactions-based practice. Lauren has broad experience across a variety of matters, but her practice generally focuses on estate planning, trust administration, probate, and real property tax issues.

Lauren graduated summa cum laude from Scripps College in Claremont, California, where she obtained her B.A. in Honors Economics and Honors Politics & International Relations. She was elected to both Phi Beta Kappa and Omicron Delta Epsilon (International Economics Honor Society). Lauren studied abroad in the Czech Republic and completed a summer internship at the Institute of International and European Affairs in Dublin, Ireland.

Lauren attended the University of California, Berkeley, School of Law (Boalt Hall). While at Boalt, Lauren concentrated her studies in business law and intellectual property, earning a certificate in Law and Technology, and along the way receiving awards for obtaining the highest grades in Copyright Law; Art and Cultural Property Law; and Intellectual Property Strategy; and the second-highest grade in Intellectual Property Transactions. She also served as Production Editor of the Berkeley Technology Law Journal (BTLJ) for two years and briefly as a research assistant.

Lauren was raised in Ojai, where her grandfather was a long-time citrus rancher and where she attended Villanova Preparatory School. Lauren is an avid amateur photographer.

Practice Groups

Bar and Professional

  • State Bar of California
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
  • Ventura County Barristers (Board Member 2014-2019) (President 2018)
  • Ventura County Bar Association (Citations Editorial Board)
  • Jerome H. Berenson Inns of Court (2013-2016) (Board Member 2014-2016)


  • J.D., University of California, Berkeley, School of Law (Boalt Hall), 2012, with a Certificate in Law & Technology
  • B.A., summa cum laude, Scripps College, Honors Economics and Honors Politics & International Relations (Dual Major), 2009


  • National Charity League Juniors of Ventura County (Member 2015–2017);  Board Member, May 2016 – May 2017; Ways and Means Administrative Chair, May 2016 –May 2017)

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