Waddell, Cole & Jones, PLLC Welcomes Lauren Ball

Waddell, Cole & Jones, PLLC has announced the association of attorney J. Lauren Ball.

A Jonesboro native, Lauren joined the firm after receiving her J.D. from the University of Memphis Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law.

After graduating from Crowley’s Ridge Academy, Lauren completed her undergraduate studies at Lyon College, where she earned a degree in psychology. As an undergraduate, Lauren served as president of Phi Mu Fraternity, Psi Chi honor society, and Lyon College Social Council. While at Lyon, she received the Above and Beyond award, given to those who have significantly improved student life on campus.

Following graduation, Lauren attended the University of Memphis Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law, where she participated in the founding, and served as the initial president, of the Health Law Society. The Health Law Society worked closely with the Health Law section of the Memphis Bar Association to bring awareness to health issues in the Memphis area. As Health Law Society president, she also participated in the organization of a joint Continuing Medical Education and Continuing Legal Education event. As a member of Le Bonheur Hospital's CHAMP (Changing High- Risk Asthma in Memphis through Partnership) program, Lauren served on a committee responsible for drafting new landlord-tenant ordinances and educating the local community on self-advocacy.

Lauren also participated in the University of Memphis Elder Health Law Clinic, where she was specially admitted to the Tennessee Bar to serve the elderly residents of Shelby County. She served as Phi Alpha Delta Honor Society Vice Justice and Marshal, and was awarded the Dean’s Distinguished Pro Bono award for logging over 200 pro bono hours during her time in law school. While attending Law School, she also served simultaneously as legal intern for the City of Memphis Transactional Unit and Regional One Health.  

Waddell, Cole & Jones PLLC is a full-service law firm located in Jonesboro. The firm provides business and litigation services in the areas of banking and finance, taxation, insurance defense, business and commercial litigation, employment law, medical malpractice defense, healthcare law, estate planning, agricultural law, family law and real estate. The firm represents a diverse client base across a broad geographic region and counts among its clients Fortune 500 companies, closely-held businesses and individuals alike.