Lauren Ebersole Hutcheson regularly represents defendants and employers in all aspects of civil litigation. She specializes in defending workers’ compensation matters and personal injury litigation. Ms. Hutcheson is an experienced trial lawyer who has successfully tried a number of jury trials in Virginia and has handled a significant number of claims before the Virginia Workers’ Compensation Commission.
Ms. Hutcheson has been named by Virginia Business as one of Virginia’s Legal Elite in the Young Lawyers’ Division, and by Richmond Magazine as one of Virginia’s rising star SuperLawyers for 2012, 2009, 2008, and 2007. She has also been named to The Best Lawyers in America every year since 2012 in the Personal Injury Litigation for Defendants.
Prior to joining McCandlish Holton Morris, Ms. Hutcheson served as law clerk for the 12th Judicial Circuit in Chesterfield County. She worked primarily for the Honorable John F. Daffron, Jr. and the Honorable Michael C. Allen. During this time, Ms. Hutcheson researched various legal issues and assisted in drafting opinions and orders.
Ms. Hutcheson was born in Altoona, Pennsylvania. She earned her undergraduate degree in pre-law from the Pennsylvania State University in 1995. In college, Ms. Hutcheson served as president of the Penn State Equestrian Team, where she successfully competed in the Intercollegiate Horse Show Association, leading the team to Nationals from 1993 through 1995. After graduating, Ms. Hutcheson remained at Penn State as an assistant coach of the equestrian team for the 1995- 1996 academic year. She then attended the University of Richmond School of Law, graduating in 1999. While at the University of Richmond, Ms. Hutcheson served as a co-chair for the Law School Admissions Representatives.
In her spare time, Ms. Hutcheson enjoys spending time with her husband and twin boys, as well as riding and showing horses. She also enjoys watching Penn State football.
"Future Litigation Star", Benchmark Litigation, 2018
Professional and Community Involvement
- Virginia Bar Association
- Richmond Bar Association
- Virginia Association of Defense Attorneys
- Virginia Women Attorney Association
- Metro Richmond Women’s Bar Association
- ALFA Worker’s Compensation Group
- ALFA Women’s Initiative Group
- University of Richmond, Young Grad Council, 2004-2006