Lauren E. Motes


Lauren focuses her practice on commercial litigation.  She also assists insurers in civil and administrative proceedings involving coverage disputes and claims for common law and statutory bad faith.  Lauren received her J.D. from the West Virginia University College of Law, where she earned Order of the Coif and Order of the Barristers honors. She also served as an executive editor on the West Virginia Law Review.  


  • West Virginia University College of Law  (J.D., 2021)
    • Order of the Coif
    • Order of the Barristers
    • West Virginia Law Review: Volume 123, executive editor; Volume 122 associate editor of the year
    • CALI Awards for Excellence: Torts, Criminal Procedure I, Second Amendment Seminar, Income Taxation I, Practice Insurance Litigation
    • Moot Court: 2020-21 Energy Moot Court, chair
  • West Virginia University  (B.S., summa cum laude, 2018)

Bar Admissions

  • West Virginia

Court Admissions

  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of West Virginia
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of West Virginia


  • DRI - Lawyers Representing Business
    • 2022-2023 DRI Young Lawyers Steering Committee, member
    • 2022-2023 Online Community Subcommittee, Vice Chair
    • Social Inflation Task Force, Vice Chair
  • Defense Trial Counsel of West Virginia (DTCWV)
  • Rotary Club of Morgantown, West Virginia
    • Grant Committee, member
    • Vision Committee, member