Lauren E. Davis

Founder, First Truth Law

So many people come to us with more questions than answers about what has happened.  Often, our first step is to help them get to the bottom of it and answer those unanswered questions.


I grew up in Franklin County, Virginia with the love and support of a large family. I did not go too far for college or law school (both in Virginia), then came back home to work.

I was fortunate enough to start my career doing the very law I love – medical malpractice and personal injury cases.  And I have not looked back.

For more than a decade, I have been practicing law with a home base in Roanoke and serving people throughout Southwest Virginia.  I started with a large Roanoke law firm, then clerked for (now retired) federal judge Samuel Wilson.  Just before starting First Truth Law, I practiced for six years in a small boutique law firm doing exclusively injury work.

In addition to law, I have a counseling degree, which is especially helpful for negligence cases.  Being harmed by someone else’s lack of care causes more than physical injury.  I am grateful for the opportunity to help people recover for all the ways they are harmed, including damage to their livelihood, family, and overall well-being.  The people I help are not just clients, they are people with stories to tell and lives they are working to get back.

I strive to listen well, connect deeply, and effectively communicate those stories.

Away from law, I enjoy the company of my children, husband, dogs, and large extended family. I also enjoy being active, especially taking in the beautiful outdoors we are so fortunate to have all around us.


  • T.C. Williams School of Law, University of Richmond (J.D., magna cum laude) (Richmond, VA)
  • Virginia Commonwealth University School of Social Work (M.S.W., magna cum laude) (Richmond, VA)
  • Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (B.S., summa cum laude) (Blacksburg, VA)

Professional Associations

  • Virginia Trial Lawyers Association
  • Roanoke Bar Association


  • 12x Virginia Super Lawyers Rising Star
  • 1x Virginia Super Lawyer (2024)
  • Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Rated: AV
  • 6x Roanoke Bar Association Service Award

Bar Admissions

  • Virginia State Bar
  • United States District Court for the Western District of Virginia
  • United States District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia

Current Community Involvement

  • Faculty, VSB Harry L. Carrico Professionalism Course Member,                                                                                                                                                                  Virginia Poverty Law Center Board of Directors Member,                                                                                                                                                                        Virginia Trial Lawyers Association Board of Governors