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Lauren K. Burton

Senior Attorney

Lauren Burton represents municipal entities including drain commissioners and water resources commissioners with issues concerning real estate, water resources, environment, easements, and condemnation. In addition, Lauren helps clients navigate state and federal regulations.

While attending Michigan State University College of Law, Lauren received the Jurisprudence Achievement Award for academic excellence in State and Local Government Law.

Throughout law school, Lauren worked as a Legislative Aide at the Michigan House of Representatives. She also interned with the Michigan Attorney General’s Environment, Natural Resources & Agriculture Division and served as an extern for the Lansing City Attorney’s Office.

Education

J.D., Michigan State University College of Law, East Lansing, Michigan
B.A., Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan, Journalism
B.A., Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan, Political Science

Recognitions

Named among Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch in America® in Natural Resources Law by Best Lawyers (2022)

Memberships

Licensed Real Estate Agent in Michigan

State Bar Licenses

Michigan
Presentations
  • “Freedom of Information Act” Michigan Association of County Drain Commissioners, New Drain Commissioner School, 2021
  • “Notices and the 5 W’s” Michigan Association of County Drain Commissioners, Summer Conference 2019
  • “MACDC Intercounty Drain Procedures Training – Section 197” Michigan Association of County Drain Commissioners, Winter Conference 2017
  • “MACDC Intercounty Drain Procedures Training – Petitioned Maintenance” Michigan Association of County Drain Commissioners, Winter Conference 2017
  • “Petition Process/Boards of Determination” Michigan Association of County Drain Commissioners, New Drain Commissioner School, 2017
  • “Recording Historical Easements” Michigan Association of County Drain Commissioners, Summer Conference 2016
  • “Cross Winds Energy Park: Panel Discussion of the Problems and Solutions to Sharing Space and Goals” Michigan Association of County Drain Commissioners, Winter Conference 2015
  • “Private Drainage Rights: Avoiding Headaches and Litigation” Michigan Association of County Drain Commissioners, Summer Conference 2014