LAUREN SMITH 

416 Flamingo Avenue
Stuart, FL  34996

Phone:  772-286-9881 extension 1872
E-mail: lauren.smith@petersonbernard.com

Lauren Smith is a shareholder in the firm's Stuart office. Lauren practiced in the field of insurance defense since receiving her J.D. from the University of Miami in 2010. She currently focuses her practice on first party property, personal injury, and general liability claims. In addition to her prior litigation experience, Lauren brings five years of appellate experience to the firm, primarily in the area of first party property.

State/Court Admissions

  • Florida Bar, 2010
  • United States District Court, Southern District of Florida
  • United States Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit


Education/Background

  • B.S., SUNY Plattsburgh, magna cum laude, 2005
  • J.D., University of Miami, cum laude, 2010


Reported Decisions

 Allen v. Celebrity Cruises, Inc., 93 So. 3d 1036 (Fla. 3d DCA 2011); Ferguson v. Beem, 141 So. 3d 569 (Fla. 3d DCA 2013); Bell v. Shamsey, 141 So. 3d 563 (Fla. 2d DCA 2013); Bosanac v. State Farm Florida Ins. Co., 152 So. 3d 587 (Fla. 4th DCA 2014); Citizens Prop. Ins. Corp. v. Diamontopulos, 148 So. 3d 547 (Fla. 2d DCA 2014); Citizens Prop. Ins. Corp. v. Jerez, 174 So. 3d 1001 (Fla. 2d DCA 2015); Citizens Prop. Ins. Corp. v. Bascuas, 178 So. 3d 902 (Fla. 3d DCA 2015); Citizens Prop. Ins. Corp. v. Pulloquinga, 183 So. 3d 1134 (Fla. 3d DCA 2015); Citizens Prop. Ins. Corp. v. Stieben, 41 Fla. L. Weekly D1997 (Fla. 2d DCA Aug. 31, 2016); Citizens Prop. Ins. Corp. v. Simoneau, 197 So.3d 70 (Fla. 2d DCA Apr. 13, 2016); Montes De Oca v. Citizens Prop. Ins. Corp., 194 So. 3d 1034 (Fla. 3d DCA 2016); Citizens Prop. Ins. Corp. v. Salkey, 190 So. 3d 1092 (Fla. 2d DCA 2016); Soto v. Tower Hill Prime Ins. Co., 4D15-4436 (Fla. 4th DCA 2016).