Lauren O’Malley joined Triangle Smart Divorce, Cary, NC, in 2017. Lauren shares our work and play ethic and definitely has a sense of humor. Also, there is a better than even chance she’s at least pretending to like ’80’s music. Lauren has years of experience in family law and an impeccable legal resume: speaking engagements on a variety of family law issues teaching other lawyers; Chair of the North Carolina New Lawyer’s Division Family Law Section; recipient of the Martindale Hubbell Distinguished Award, a Martindale Hubbell Client Champion Gold Recipient in 2017, and recipient of 2019 Rising Star Award by Super Lawyers. Which is great, of course, but what really struck us is Lauren’s persistency and obstinacy – she grew up in a small town in Ohio, her father was the ubiquitous town attorney. He spent a good chunk of her adolescence telling her ‘don’t be a lawyer.’ When it began to look like she was going to ignore that advice he amended it to, “Well, just don’t go into family law.” Obviously, Lauren was made for Triangle Smart Divorce. After graduating from Penn State, Lauren attended Duquesne Law School. Somewhere along the way she decided she liked the beaches of our Outer Banks better than any of those in Pittsburgh and relocated to Raleigh, where she lives with her husband and two-year old daughter.