Get to know Lauren E. Adler
My background & credentials
Even though my last name is Adler, I wasn’t always going to be a lawyer. In fact, during my teenage years – it was the very thing I ruled out. I wanted to chart my own course.
Later I’d learn that the fates had already decided. Around age 5, after noticing my growing proclivity as an advocate for fairness (usually during disagreements with my sister), my dad whispered to my mom that I was destined for law.
After graduating with honors in 2012 from Seattle University School of Law, I began my practice at Washington State’s Office of the Attorney General, litigating cases of child abuse and neglect. It was a challenging area of law in an emotional sense, but I loved my role as a defender of vulnerable children. The fast pace of an inundated court system meant non-stop trials and heartbreaking situations.
Over the years I developed a combination of tenderness and toughness: being kind, gentle and caring towards my clients while fighting with everything I have to protect and defend them. It’s a blend that not all attorneys have.
This made transitioning to Adler Giersch a very natural next step. I love going toe-to-toe against insurance companies when they try to use their power and resources to ignore the rights of my clients who need care and protection.
More than anything, I love doing being an advocate for my clients in my own unique style: as an attorney, certainly, but also as a woman in a profession that is heavily male-dominated. I bring a fresh perspective to my profession and still know how to succeed within a traditional system.
How I care for my clients
My favorite part of practicing law is being in a position to take stress away from my clients so that they can focus on healing. I love being able to untangle a process that, to someone who has been hurt, can be overwhelming, scary, and confusing. I am driven by making my clients feel protected and secure, knowing that they have someone in their corner and on their team, who they can talk to, who they can trust, and who will roll up their sleeves and go to bat for them for what is fair and right.
How I’m serving our community
I’m a volunteer mentor and committee member for Women’s WorldWide Web, an online crowdfunding platform that promotes girls’ and women’s empowerment worldwide, in cities and in rural areas across developing and developed countries.
I’ve also been involved in Yoga Behind Bars, an organization that implements yoga in incarceration facilities across Washington State, as a way to approach holistic self-healing and re-entry into society.
I actually loved law school and I enjoy giving back to my alma mater by helping to coach the Regional Mock Trial Team by teaching them how to run through evidence, develop arguments and defenses, and prepare them for competition.
When I’m not at work, you can find me…
On my bike (when the weather is nice, I’ve been known to ride to the office in a suit and heels). I adore fresh air in all forms, walking around Seattle, hiking, and keeping the windows open wherever and whenever possible. Yoga is my other passion – I have been a yogi since I was 16.
I have fun messing around with Instax film, snapping candid interactions between my loved ones and capturing bright colors.
The kitchen has also become a big creative outlet for me. Veggies and salads are my specialty but my current project is to perfect preparation of a whole grilled fish.