Lizanne was born and raised in South Florida. After High School she attended college in Denver Colorado where she majored in Psychology. After college, Lizanne moved to Kentucky for a short time before attending Law School at the University of Cincinnati. Always passionate about criminal law and litigation, she was elected Chief Justice of the University’s Student Court. She was also selected as a Research Assistant to Christo Lassiter, her Criminal Law Professor. Shortly before graduation, she was accepted as an intern to the Ohio Supreme Court.
Lauren McLane is recognized as a passionate Defender for her commitment to challenging the “science” in DUI cases and trying difficult cases. She began her career as a public defender at The Defender Association in Seattle, WA; while she was there, Lauren became a leader in DUI practice where she was frequently sought out for her advice by private practitioners and other public defenders. Over the course of her five years serving as a public defender, Lauren had the opportunity to defend clients in a wide range of cases, from misdemeanor to felony cases, including defending a murder charge at trial.