Lauren E. (Manning) Murray is a partner with Russo Karl Widmaier & Cordano, PLLC.
Lauren concentrates in the areas of Estate Planning, Elder Law, Estate Administration, and Estate Litigation. She works with clients of all ages to assist them in planning for their futures and preserving their assets for their families. She also provides compassionate legal advice to grieving clients who serve as Fiduciaries, Executors, Administrators and Trustees of their loved ones’ estates regarding the disposition of estate assets. When conflicts arise between interested parties in an estate, Lauren counsels her clients to negotiate practical resolutions, and if necessary, litigates their disputes.
Lauren is also a member of the firm’s Civil Litigation department, litigating a wide array of sophisticated commercial and business disputes, as well as representing the firm’s not-for-profit supported housing clients in landlord-tenant court.
A Dean’s Scholar and Honors Scholarship recipient, Lauren earned her J.D. from Hofstra University School of Law in 2011. She was recognized as one of the top five legal writers in the Class of 2011 and inducted into the National Order of Scribes. In her third year, Lauren served as the Managing Editor of Staff for Volume 39 of the Hofstra Law Review.
In 2006, Lauren graduated summa cum laude from Drew University in Madison, New Jersey. A member of Phi Beta Kappa, she earned her B.A. in Behavioral Science, with a minor in Writing. She proudly served as a captain of the Drew Varsity Softball team, despite being a career benchwarmer with a .000 batting average.
Lauren is a member of the New York State Bar Association and the Suffolk County Bar Association. She lives with her husband and their two young sons in Babylon.
Areas of Practice
- Estate Planning
- Elder Law
- Estate Administration
- Estate Litigation
- Civil Litigation
- Commercial Litigation
- New York, 2011
- Hofstra University School of Law, Hempstead, New York
- J.D. - 2011
- Honors: Dean's List
- Drew University, Madison, New Jersey
- Honors: summa cum laude
- Major: Behavioral Science, Writing
- The Skinny on the F.O.P. Flop, 38 Hofstra L. Rev. 1227, 38.4, 2010
Professional Associations and Memberships
- New York State Bar Association, 2011 to Present
- Suffolk County Bar Association, 2011 to Present
- Phi Beta Kappa