Lauren Payne


Lauren Payne represents clients in all aspects of family law, including complex financial matters and high-conflict child-related matters.

Areas of Focus

Lauren has exclusively practiced family law since she was admitted to the Bar in 2018.

Prior to joining Berger Schatz, Lauren practiced as an associate attorney at another family law firm in Chicago. While attending law school, Lauren participated in the family law clinic at Chicago-Kent College of Law. She also volunteered at the Richard J. Daley Center Self-Help Web Center, where she assisted pro se and low-income litigants to understand and file civil claims.

Lauren Payne, Associate

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Chicago-Kent College of Law, cum laude, 2018

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, summa cum laude, 2015

Bar Admissions


Professional Leadership

American Bar Association, Member Illinois Bar Association, Member Lake County Bar Association, Member