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Lauren E. Morse

Practice Areas

  • Land Use & Governmental Operations
  • Public Safety
  • Real Estate, Facilities, Recreation & Culture


  • Yale, J.D., 2010
  • Duke University, B.A. in Religion and Classical Civilization, 2007


  • Hon. Federico A. Moreno, Chief Judge, United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida, 2011-2012

Court Admissions

  • Florida, 2012
  • New York, 2011
  • District of Columbia, 2011

Lauren E. Morse

Joined the Office in 2012
Assistant County Attorney
[email protected] 305-375-3661

Lauren Morse is a litigator who practices in federal and state court, at both the trial and appellate levels. Lauren handles a variety of cases, including eminent domain proceedings, zoning appeals, takings claims, and regulatory challenges to land use designations.

In addition, Lauren handles transactional work for the Department of Regulatory and Economic Resources, the Internal Services Department, and the Department of Transportation and Public Works, and advises the Board of County Commissioners and Community Zoning Appeals Boards on land use matters. Since 2019, she has also handled emergency management matters.

Lauren has served on the Third District Court of Appeals Judicial Nominating Commission since 2020 and is currently the Vice Chair. Lauren has been evaluated for professionalism and tested for expertise by the Florida Bar and is board certified by the Florida Bar as an expert in City, County, and Local Government Law.

Prior to joining the County Attorney's Office, Lauren clerked for Chief Judge Federico A. Moreno of the Southern District of Florida. She received her law degree from Yale Law School in 2010, where she served as Editor-in-Chief of the Yale Journal of Law & the Humanities.

Prior Experience

  • Associate, Kirkland & Ellis LLP, Washington, D.C., 2010-11

Community Involvement, Awards, & Recognition

  • Third District Court of Appeals Judicial Nominating Commission, 2020-present
  • Board Certification, City, County, and Local Government, 2020-present
  • Performs professional services for the Florida Board of Bar Examiners, 2013-present