Lauren Ellerman

In 2016, Lauren became the chair of the Long Term Care Committee and joined the Board of Virginia Trial Lawyers (VTLA). In 2013, she was named to "Influential Women of Virginia" by Virginia Lawyers Weekly. She was also honored as "Young Lawyer of the Year" by the Roanoke Bar Association for her community leadership. She helps clients in a range of civil litigation matters, including nursing home neglect, personal injury, medical malpractice, and business litigation. In 2015 she received an AV rating from Martindale Hubble. In 2016, she was named a Fellow in the Law by the Virginia Law Foundation and the youngest Superlawyer in Medical Malpractice for the Commonwealth of Virginia.


Lauren’s practice is focused on Medical Malpractice, Non-Compete litigation and Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect. 

As co-author of How to Beat Your Virginia Non-Compete, Lauren is dedicated to working on behalf of Virginia employees, including physicians, accountants, financial planners, and other business professionals who are starting new ventures in their careers. She has represented clients with cases related to non-compete agreements, non-solicitation agreements, breach of contract, breach of duty of loyalty, and misappropriation of trade secrets.

She also represents victims and their families in cases of nursing home neglect and medical malpractice. She has taught and lectured throughout the state advising families on selecting long-term care options. Prior to joining Frith Ellerman & Davis Law Firm, P.C., Lauren worked for Sevila, Saunders, Huddleston & White in Leesburg, where she focused on commercial litigation, criminal law, and domestic law. in 2016, she was named the youngest Medical Malpractice Superlawyer in Virginia by Superlawyers Magazine. 

Lauren and her husband, Whit, are very active in the Roanoke Valley: opening a restaurant, The River and Rail; leading the fundraising effort for the Roanoke Dog Park; attending Second Presbyterian Church; spending time with their daughter, two dogs; and, writing for Blue Ridge Outdoors or Bella Magazine.



  • T.C. Williams School of Law, University of Richmond (J.D., cum laude) (Richmond, VA)
  • College of William & Mary (B.A. (Williamsburg, VA)

Professional Associations

  • Chair, Long Term Care Committee, VTLA (2016) 
  • Roanoke Bar Association
  • Virginia Trial Lawyers Association
  • American Association for Justice
  • Virginia Women Attorney Association
  • Past Board Member, Roanoke Area Ministries
  • Board Member, Family Promise of Greater Roanoke
  • Elder, Second Presbyterian Church, Roanoke
  • Founder, Turn the Page, Inc. 


  • Virginia Trial Lawyer Tort Seminar (2016)
  • NY, NJ and PA Trial Lawyers Association (2016) 
  • Lawline (2012-2016)
  • VA CLE (2013-2016) 


  • AV Rating – Martindale Hubble 
  • Fellow, Virginia Law Foundation 
  • Super Lawyer, (Medical Malpractice) Super Lawyers Magazine (2016/2017)
  • Best Lawyers in America (2016) 
  • Young Lawyer of the Year, Roanoke Bar Association (2011)
  • Rising Star (Business Litigation), Super Lawyers Magazine (2010-2015)
  • Influential Woman of Roanoke, Bella Magazine (2009)
  • 30 Under 30, Valley Business Front (2009) Advocates Forum

Bar Admissions

  • Virginia State Bar
  • United States District Court for the Western District of Virginiamartindale-hubbell-logo


Office Address

Frith Ellerman & Davis Law Firm, P.C.
303 Washington Avenue, SW
Roanoke, Virginia 24016
Telephone: (540) 985-0098
Fax: (540) 985-9198

Mailing Address

Frith Ellerman & Davis Law Firm, P.C.
P.O. Box 8248
Roanoke, Virginia 24014