Who We Are
Lauren Perkins Allen
Lauren Perkins Allen is a trial attorney. Her passion is to be in the courtroom and dedication to representing her clients and advocating for their interests. For over 15 years, Ms. Allen has handled complex litigation matters working diligently to secure verdicts and settlements
on behalf of her clients. Ms. Allen has represented individuals, families and businesses allowing her the opportunity to work for both plaintiffs and defendants on cases. Her depth of clientele and diverse areas of practice set her apart in the Kansas City legal community.
Ms. Allen is rated a Super Lawyer for Kansas & Missouri Super Lawyers and recently named "Top 50 Women" for the 2018 Missouri and Kansas Super Lawyers. She has also been recognized by The National Trial Lawyers: Top 40 under 40, Missouri Lawyers Weekly as an “Up & Coming Lawyer", previously named a “Rising Star” for Kansas & Missouri Super Lawyers and "Best of the Bar" by the Kansas City Business Journal. Ms. Allen has received accolades from the Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association, The Missouri Bar and served as the Kansas and Missouri District Representative to the American Bar Association's Young Lawyer's Division National Council.
Ms. Allen conducts presentations based on her legal practice experience for associations including the National Business Institute, The Missouri Bar, Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association and the Missouri Association of Trial Attorneys.
Ms. Allen currently serves as the City of Mission Hills Municipal Judge and on the Board of Directors for the Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Foundation. In the community, Ms. Allen sits on the Board of Directors for the Metropolitan Organization to Counter Sexual Assault (MOCSA) whose mission is to improve the lives of those impacted by sexual assault and abuse, and to prevent sexual violence in our community. She is a Member of the Society of Fellows at The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art and former Board of Governor of the Missouri Association of Trial Attorneys.
Ms. Allen graduated from Vanderbilt University with a Bachelor of Science in Psychology. She then attended University of Missouri School of Law where she was selected to represent victims of abuse through the law school’s Domestic Violence Clinic. During law school, Ms. Allen interned for the U.S. Attorneys’ Office in Kansas City, Missouri. Following her graduation, Ms. Allen served as a judicial law clerk for The Honorable J.D. Williamson, Jr. of the 16th Judicial Circuit. Since that time, she has been in private practice advocating on behalf of her clients.
Office Manager/Litigation Assistant
Clay Perkins has worked for Lauren Allen, LLC since 2014. He oversees the daily operations and management of the law firm along with client intake and coordination, scheduling, research, analysis, and overall needs.
Clay has a Bachelor of Arts from Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas with a specialization in Communications and Film. Upon graduation, Clay moved to Los Angeles, California where he worked for Creative Artist Agency (CAA) in the Motion Picture Literary Department. After almost 6 years in the film industry, Clay moved back to the Midwest. He spent several years with Ford Motor Company before joining Lauren Allen, LLC.
Clay has used his prior experience to excel in client communication and satisfaction along with supporting the firm. Clay has a passion and tenacity that is unmatched within the community and strives to make all of those around him a success.
Stephen L. Bishop
Stephen L. Bishop is an associate attorney at Lauren Allen, LLC. Mr. Bishop's creative mindset and intuitive skills allow him the ability to work on a variety of cases with a wide range of legal issues. He is happy to work in the legal community and continuously eager to grow and learn.
Originally from Wichita, Kansas, Mr. Bishop graduated cum laude from Wichita State University with a Bachelor of Arts, specializing in English Literature in 2014. After graduating, Mr. Bishop moved to Lawrence, Kansas to pursue his legal education. He graduated from Kansas University School of Law in 2018, receiving his Juris Doctorate. While at Kansas University School of Law, Mr. Bishop focused on trial advocacy and appellate arguments, competing in the K.U. Mock Trial Competition and Moot Court Competition.