Lauren Noriega received her undergraduate degree in Health Sciences from California State University, San Bernardino in 2012. In addition to earning a Certificate in Gerontology, Attorney Noriega was recognized throughout her upper division for consistent placement on the Dean’s List. After working as the head full-time nutritionist for an international supplement manufacturer, Attorney Noriega decided to pursue her childhood dream of becoming an Attorney.
After receiving a scholarship to Florida Coastal University School of Law in Jacksonville, Florida, Attorney Noriega excelled among her peers with placement in the top 10% of her class. She then transferred to Loyola Law School, Los Angeles after receiving the Loyola Law School Scholar Award.
During her time at Loyola Law School, Attorney Noriega’s concentration was intellectual property – focusing primarily on copyright and trademark law. However, after becoming involved with Project for the Innocent, Attorney Noriega realized that her true passion involved representing those who are commonly taken advantage of in today’s judicial system.
Loyola Law School’s Project for the Innocent is a nationally-recognized pro-bono clinic, where Attorney Noriega worked with senior Los Angeles prosecutors and detectives on cases of wrongful convictions. She gained extensive experience in the art of investigation, witness interviewing, declaration writing, and habeas corpus petitions. As an Attorney, she now uses these skills to effectively represent clients facing a variety of charges.
In her career thus far, Attorney Noriega has been successful in complete dismissals of an array of case types. From professional license revocation to sexual assault charges, Attorney Noriega aims high when other Attorneys are afraid to do so. In addition, her goal is to remain accountable and available to the clients, as well as taking the time to personally connect with each one.
Attorney Noriega worked closely with Los Angeles District Attorney, Jackie Lacey’s conviction review unit during her time at Loyola Law School’s Project for the Innocent.
Featured Article and Video: Attorney Noriega worked with Loyola Law School’s Project for the Innocent to help exonerate Marco Contreras, a man who was found factually innocent after serving 20 years in prison for a crime he did not commit.