Q&A with Rising Star Family Lawyer Lauren O’Malley

By Amber Nimocks

In our quarterly profiles that appear first in Trial Briefs magazine, NCAJ features members at varying stages in their careers: new members, rising stars and heroes. I talked with Rising Star Lauren O’Malley for a feature this spring. Know an NCAJ member who deserves to be profiled? Email me your ideas at amber@ncaj.com.

Lauren O’Malley’s father was an attorney who warned her not to become a lawyer, especially not a family lawyer. After 10 years as a practicing family lawyer, she’s still glad to have ignored his advice. O’Malley says that surviving in the notoriously high-stress practice area means learning to avoid taking on every client’s emotions as they go through the difficult process of divorce. But after the negotiations and battles are over, it’s good to let yourself revel in their post-divorce rebounds. She says hearing stories from clients who go on to find happiness after divorce makes it all worth it.

Lauren O’Malley
Triangle Smart Divorce
NCAJ member for: nine years
Pennsylvania State University, Duquesne Law School

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Rising to the Challenge: A Message from Our Current and Past Presidents

We, the Current and Past Presidents of NCAJ, have an important request.

Much like our society at large, the many communities within NCAJ have been affected by the COVID-19 crisis. We ask that you join us now in coming together to lead with strength, grace and empathy for one another and for our fellow North Carolinians.

We represent firms large and small from across the state. We understand your anxiety. We feel it too. We write to you today to thank you for your membership in NCAJ and to remind you that your support is vital to fulfilling our mission. Every reason you had for being an NCAJ member before COVID-19 still exists and will continue to exist after the crisis passes.

We make this request because of a mutual need.

You need NCAJ, and NCAJ needs you.

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