Lauren L. Millcarek is a senior associate in the Orlando office of Shutts & Bowen LLP, where she is a member of the Business Litigation Practice Group.

Lauren focuses her practice on federal court litigation. Lauren is experienced in business and financial services litigation; class action and multidistrict litigation; whistleblower and fraud investigation and litigation; disputes involving debt collection, consumer solicitation, and trade practices; and cases involving theft of trade secrets and confidential information.

Lauren is an active member of the Orlando legal community and a leader in the federal bar. She serves as Vice President of the Eleventh Circuit of the Federal Bar Association and Chair of the Grievance Committee of the Orlando Division of the Middle District of Florida.

At the beginning of her legal career, Lauren served for two years as a federal judicial law clerk to the Honorable Roy B. "Skip" Dalton, Jr. of the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida.

A proud double Gator, Lauren was elected the Executive Managing Editor of the Florida Law Review and the President of the UF Law Association for Women during law school. After graduation, she was inducted into the Order of the Coif.



  • University of Florida Levin College of Law, J.D., magna cum laude, 2012
  • University of Florida, B.A., English, summa cum laude, 2009

Bar Admissions

  • Florida

Court Admissions

  • U.S Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit
  • U.S District Court for the Northern District of Florida
  • U.S District Court for the Middle District of Florida
  • U.S District Court for the Southern District of Florida

Professional and Civic

  • Federal Bar Association
    • Eleventh Circuit Vice President, 2020 – 2022

    • National Committee Member, 2019 – 2021

    • Orlando Chapter President, 2018 – 2019
    • Orlando Chapter Board of Directors, 2014 – 2020
  • Grievance Committee, Orlando Division of the Middle District of Florida
    • Chair, 2018 – Present
    • Committee Member, 2017 – 2018
  • Central Florida Association for Women Lawyers
    • Board of Directors, 2016 – 2021
    • Committee Chair, 2015 – 2016
  • Florida Bar
    • Governmental and Public Policy Advocacy Standing Committee Member, 2019 - 2021
    • Leadership Academy Fellow, 2018 – 2019

  • Professionalism Panel, Ninth Judicial Circuit
    • At-Large Panel Member, 2019 - 2021
  • Orange County Bar Association, Young Lawyers Section
    • Committee Chair, 2017 – 2019
  • Florida Association for Women Lawyers
    • Committee Chair, 2018 – 2019
  • IDignity
    • Board of Directors, 2014 – 2017

News & Insights


  • Speaker, Breaking into Federal Practice, Barry Law & FBA Orlando Seminar, February 2020
  • Speaker, Morning at the Federal Courthouse, FBA Orlando Seminar, June 2019
  • Moderator, Path to Public Office Panel, FAWL Lobby Days Conference, March 2019
  • Speaker, How to Talk to Your Legislators, FAWL Lobby Days Conference, March 2019
  • Moderator, A Federal Practice Primer for Non-Federal Practitioners, FBA Orlando and OCBA YLS Luncheon, January 2018


  • “History in More than Black and White: The Story of One District Judge Who Faced Down a Fiery Desegregation Controversy and Created a Lasting Legacy,” Florida Historical Quarterly, 2013
  • “Eighteenth Century Law, Twenty-First Century Problems: Jones, GPS Tracking, and the Future of Privacy,” Florida Law Review, 2012

In The News

Practice Areas


  • Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch, Commercial Litigation, 2021
  • Florida Super Lawyers, Rising Star, 2018 - 2020
  • Federal Bar Association, Presidential Excellence Award for FBA Orlando, 2019
  • Florida Trend, Florida Legal Elite Up & Comer, 2019
  • FAWL Leader in the Law Award, 2017
  • Ninth Judicial Circuit Pro Bono Award, 2017
  • IDignity Golden Ticket Award, 2017
  • Historical Service Award, Middle District of Florida, 2012

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