Lauren E. Nuffort

Areas of Practice:

Construction Litigation, Catastrophic Injury, Wrongful Death, Insurance Coverage, Professional Liability, Property Subrogation and Catastrophic/Large Loss Investigation, Automobile Liability, Premises Liability, Underinsured/Uninsured Motorist Claims, Transportation Litigation

Office Location:
Minneapolis, Minnesota

Lauren Nuffort is admitted to practice in Minnesota state and federal courts, and North Dakota state court.

Lauren Nuffort is a civil litigator practicing in the areas of insurance law, insurance coverage disputes, personal injuries and wrongful death, transportation law, professional liability, and construction law.

She represents insurance companies and their insureds in subrogation claims against third parties for property losses. She has obtained significant recoveries for her clients in losses involving fires, water intrusion, and structural failures. She is also retained to investigate and pursue the subrogation interests of self-insured motor carriers and companies providing truck insurance products and services.

A large portion of her practice includes defending businesses and individuals in liability claims and representing professionals in malpractice actions. She has experience handling a wide range of general liability defense matters, including construction defect, professional negligence and legal malpractice, passenger vehicle and commercial transportation accidents, property damage, premises liability, personal injury, and wrongful death. She has also defended and prosecuted contractual indemnity and declaratory judgment actions. She is frequently retained for complex insurance coverage litigation and to provide coverage opinions and make recommendations regarding all lines of property and casualty insurance.

Lauren is the co-editor of the Minnesota Insurance Law Deskbook, a 26-chapter deskbook on insurance coverage. She is also the author of Chapter 3 on “Misrepresentation or Omission in Applications for Insurance” and Chapter 10 on “Fire and Property Insurance.” She frequently speaks on insurance-related issues. She is actively involved in the Minnesota Defense Lawyers Association (MDLA) and the National Association of Subrogation Professionals (NASP). She is co-founder and co-chair of the MDLA’s Women in the Law Committee. She has been recognized as a Rising Star by Minnesota Super Lawyers since 2019 and was the joint recipient of the 2018 MDLA President’s Award and the 2015 recipient of the MDLA Deb Oberlander Young Lawyer Award.

Outside of the office, Lauren is an active volunteer with the Allina Health Courage Kenny Rehabilitation Institute where she teaches adaptive downhill skiing to children and young adults with physical disabilities. She also serves on the MPLS Regional Chamber Executive Women’s Council Committee and the Hennepin County Bar Association Professionalism and Ethics Section.

St. Lawrence University, B.A., magna cum laude, 2006

William Mitchell College of Law, J.D., 2010

Minnesota, 2010

North Dakota, 2017

U.S. District Court District of Minnesota, 2011

U.S. District Court District of Nebraska, 2021

Minnesota State Bar Association

Hennepin County Bar Association

Minnesota Defense Lawyer’s Association, Co-Chair of Women in the Law Committee

Minneapolis Women’s Executive Council

National Association of Subrogation Professionals

Transportation Lawyers Association

Defense Research Institute

Professional Liability Defense Federation