Lauren Tobiason

Associate / Chicago

P: (312) 690-5556

F: (312) 234-0538

Even though it’s not an aspect of practicing law that many associate with the profession, customer service counts. Lauren Tobiason takes that aspect of her work to heart, and sincerely enjoys helping her clients find a solution. She knows it’s not always about beating the other side into submission or having a precedent-setting legal argument; it’s about getting the result that is best for her client and doing it in the most efficient way possible.

Lauren prides herself on understanding the business aspects involved in each case in order to apply her knowledge and experience in both business and the law to her client’s benefit. She always keeps her eye on the bigger picture — not just the legal technicalities but understanding the facts and how they impact the case, as well as how they affect her client going forward after the case is resolved.

Her public service experience — including clerking for the U.S. Bankruptcy Court, working as trial attorney for the U.S. Department of Justice, and representing state medical boards before administrative law judges in Wisconsin — has provided her with an in depth understanding of the unique and complex legal issues that can arise when defending clients in administrative, state and federal forums.

Getting a positive result for her client isn’t always a scorched-earth proposition for Lauren. Enabling her client to emerge on the other side of their case intact and satisfied with the result and with a clear path forward is what she considers excellent customer service.

Practice Areas

Practice Areas

  • Bankruptcy
  • Employment
  • Administrative Law
  • Health Law
  • Defense Base Act
  • Longshore and Harbor Worker’s Compensation
  • Commercial Litigation


  • B.A., University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
  • J.D., UIC John Marshall Law School

Court Admissions

  • State Bar of Illinois
  • State Bar of Wisconsin
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit
  • United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois
  • United States District Court for the Eastern District of Wisconsin

Representative Cases

  • Represented the Chapter 13 Trustee as Trustee-Appellant before the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals in Marshall v. Blake, 885 F.3d 1065 (7th Cir. 2018). The Trustee appealed the Bankruptcy Court’s decision to allow a chapter 13 debtor to claim prorated income and expenses from the annual receipt of federal tax credits on the debtor’s bankruptcy schedules

Honors and Distinctions

  • Judicial Law Clerk for the U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Northern District of Illinois

Community Involvement

  • Wills for Heroes & Legal Assistance for Military Personnel Program – State Bar of Wisconsin, Volunteer