Lauren A. Kemp

Associate Columbus


Lauren is an associate in the Employment and Labor Relations practice group, with a focus on workers' compensation and employment litigation. She represents self-insured and state-funded employers during all stages of their workers’ compensation matters, including claims investigation and management, administrative hearings, litigation, appeals on mandamus before the Court of Appeals and the Supreme Court of Ohio, and settlement. Lauren has successfully defended cases at trial and in mandamus actions.

Prior to joining Taft, Lauren was an Assistant Attorney General with the Ohio Attorney General’s office, Workers’ Compensation Section. In this role, Lauren provided legal counsel to the Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation and the Industrial Commission of Ohio, and handled all aspects of litigation. While in law school, Lauren served as an extern to Magistrate Judge Terence P. Kemp in the U.S. District Court, Southern District of Ohio. Lauren’s peers nominated her as a Super Lawyers 2019 Ohio Rising Star for Labor and Employment Law.

Lauren received her J.D. from The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law and her bachelor’s degree from The Ohio State University, Fisher College of Business.


  • Honoree, Best Lawyers® "Ones to Watch" (2023)

  • Honoree, Ohio Super Lawyers Rising Stars, Workers’ Compensation (2019, 2023)


  • The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law (2015)
  • The Ohio State University (2012)

    Fisher College of Business, B.A.


  • State - Ohio
  • Federal - Southern District of Ohio