Lauren A. Kwapis

Lauren is an associate attorney in Dickinson Wright’s Troy office. She specializes in complex commercial litigation in state and federal court.

Before joining Dickinson Wright, Lauren served as a judicial law clerk to the Hon. Richard A. Griffin of the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit, and to the Hon. James G. Carr of the United States District Court for the Northern District of Ohio. She also counseled clients on labor and employment matters as an associate at another Detroit-area law firm.

Lauren’s clerkship experience gives her a unique advantage in representing clients, both at trial and on appeal. Having written numerous memos and opinions in the federal court system, she knows how to write the comprehensive brief a judge will turn to when drafting his or her opinion.

Education & Credentials


University of Michigan

B.A., English Literature
  • with High Distinction

Wayne State University Law School

  • Wayne Law Moot Court Team, 2010-2012, Moot Court National Team brief writer, 2011
  • Second Place Overall and Second Place Respondent’s Brief Writer, John J. Gibbons National Criminal Procedure Moot Court Competition, 2011
  • Class rank: 1/168
  • Summa Cum Laude, Order of the Coif

Bar Admission

  • Michigan


  • Best Lawyers in America®
    • "Ones to Watch," Commercial Law, 2021

Professional Involvement

  • Wayne Law Alumni Association

Court Admissions

  • United States District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan
  • United States District Court for the Western District of Michigan
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit
  • Michigan Court of Appeals


  • “Daimler AG v. Bauman: The Supreme Court brings General Jurisdiction over Corporate Defendants back ‘at home.’” Michigan Defense Quarterly, Vol. 30 No. 4, April 2014, cited in Beydoun v. Wataniya Restaurants Holding, Q.S.C., 768 F.3d 499 (6th Cir. 2014).
  • Panelist, Judicial Clerkship Discussion, Wayne State University Law School, March 25, 2015.

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