Michael V. Lauro, Jr.

Professional Organizations

  • National LGBT Bar Association, 2009 to Present (law student member 2007-2009)
  • LGBT Family Law Institute (Nat'l LGBT Bar Association & National Center for Lesbian Rights), 2013-Present
  • Arkansas Bar Association, 2009 to Present
  • Arkansas Trial Lawyers Association, 2010 to 2015 (certificate)
  • American Bar Association, 2009 to 2015 (certificate)
  • Pulaski County Bar Association, 2009 to 2015

Non-Profit Organizations

  • Arkansas Public Law Center, President, 2010 - 2012
  • Lucie's Place, Board Member and Legal Committee Chair, 2010 - 2012
  • VOCALS, Pro Bono Attorney

Current Areas Of Practice

  • Wills & Trusts
  • Estate Planning
  • Guardianships
  • Adoptions
  • Assisted Reproductive Technology
  • Surrogacy
  • Transgender Law
  • LGBT Law
  • Name/Gender Changes
  • Powers of Attorney
  • Advanced Health Care Directives
  • Individual Rights and Liberties.

Former Areas Of Practice

  • General Family Law (Divorce, Custody, etc.)
  • Ad Litem (representing children in custody disputes)
  • Bankruptcy
  • Traffic Violations

Professional Licenses & Certifications

  • State Bar of Arkansas, 2009 to Present
  • Federal District Court – Eastern and Western Districts of Arkansas
  • U.S. Bankruptcy Court
  • Arkansas Domestic Relations Ad Litem, 2011 to 2014 (Inactive)

Professional Employment Experience

  • Lauro Law, PLLC,   2009 - Present
  • Barrier Peak Company, Owner,  2001 - Present
  • Arkansas Teacher Retirement System:
    • Independent Contractor, 2002-2014
    • Information Systems Manager, 2014-Present
  • IBM, Software Programmer,  1996 - 2001

Professional Achievements

  • Co-Founder of Bowen Lambda, William H. Bowen School of Law, University of Arkansas at Little Rock

Education

  • Juris Doctorate, William H. Bowen School of Law, University of Arkansas at Little Rock  2009
  • B.A. English, University of Arkansas at Little Rock 1996.  Honors - Magna cum laude 

Awards

  • Distinguished Service and Leadership Award –  Bowen Lambda, April  2009
  • ALI-ABA Scholarship & Leadership Award –  Bowen Lambda, May 2009
  • C.O.O.L Student of the Year Award (for Outstanding Leadership and Dedication to Community Service) 2008

Clients Have Access to Secure Document Storage & Retrieval

Lauro Law, PLLC uses Clio Practice Management Software to help manage the firm and client matters through a number of tools, including workflow, task management and collaboration.  In addition, Clio Connect is a secure portal through which clients have access to shared documents, such as important court orders and completed estate planning documents.  The portal also allows clients to communicate with the firm through secure message and document uploads.  Existing clients may set up an account and login after receiving an invitation from our firm.  Existing Client Login to Clio Connect.

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