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Lauren Varner Denver Personal Injury Attorney
phone: 720-770-8335 (VFEL) x102

Lauren Varner


phone: 720-770-8335 (VFEL) x102

Lauren is a Personal Injury Attorney. She is Colorado native who became involved with the field of personal injury long before she became an attorney. In high school and college, Lauren worked for her father, a prominent orthopedic surgeon, who rendered care to patients injured in accidents of all kinds. Witnessing the devastation that these events can bring upon people’s lives solidified Lauren’s calling to help injured victims. Following her first year of law school, a Denver personal injury firm selected Lauren for an internship and hired her as a law clerk until graduation, when they offered her a full-time associate attorney position. Lauren remained with this firm for five years, where she handled all aspects of personal injury cases, from initial client consultations through trial. Within approximately six months of becoming licensed, Lauren conducted her first solo trial. Within two years, Lauren argued before the Colorado Court of Appeals during the Court’s annual trip to DU for oral arguments. Lauren’s practice has spanned multiple states, myriad jurisdictions within Colorado, as well as federal court.

Lauren has settled hundreds of cases and has extensive litigation experience. She has participated in countless mediations and has successfully resolved cases involving wrongful death, motor vehicle collisions, slip/trip and falls, trucking accidents, motorcycle accidents, auto/pedestrian cases, auto/bicycle accidents, drunk driving accidents, assault/battery, negligent security, brain injuries, spinal cord injuries, construction site accidents, and dog bites. Lauren has achieved many significant six figure settlements on behalf of her clients.

Lauren graduated Summa Cum Laude (with highest honors) from the University of Denver. Lauren studied women’s issues and advocated on behalf of marginalized identities. She then received her Juris Doctor degree from the University of Denver Sturm College of Law, where she was honored with the prestigious Student Leadership Award during her final year. She acted as a Senior Staff Editor for the Water Law Review, published multiple reports, and received an award for article editing. Lauren was a President of the Elder Law Society and the Health Law Society, and a Vice President on the Moot Court Board. She received Scholastic Excellence Awards for performance in Advanced Legal Writing, Advanced Legal Research, and Medical Malpractice, awards given to those with the highest grade in each class.

Lauren is currently a board member for the Colorado Trial Lawyers Association, chair to the Women Trial Lawyer’s Network and annual Blockbuster seminar, and is also a member of the CTLA Membership Committee. She has been named a SuperLawyers Rising Star from 2019-2022 and a 5280 Top Lawyer in 2022. Lauren provides mentorship to University of Denver Sturm College of Law students and other women practicing, or interested, in the legal profession.

Lauren’s professional philosophy centers around good old fashioned hard work, producing quality work product, and treating others professionally, with dignity and respect at all times.

Outside of work, Lauren enjoys spending time with her family, including her three mini-dachshunds (Turkey, PeeWee, and Craig), meditating, traveling, weight lifting, and participating in occasional fitness competitions.


Awards and as featured on

Top 40 Under 40 National Trial Lawyers Top 40 Under 40 NTL American Institute of Personal Injury Attorneys 5280 Denver Top Lawyers 10 Best Attorney