Lauren McAuley

Lauren McAuley

Deputy District Attorney, Special Victims Division, Crimes Against Children Unit

Deputy - Terrell Williams Crimes Against Children Unit

Lauren McAuley is a trial attorney with ten years of experience and a record of commitment to public service. Lauren has served the citizens of Fulton County for the past eight years in the District Attorney’s Office. Lauren previously served as a Senior Assistant District Attorney where she litigated high-profile and complex felony cases with a significant focus on adult sexual assault and crimes against children. Prior to serving as the Deputy over the Crimes Against Children/Sexual Assault Unit, Lauren supervised the Juvenile Court and Complex Trial divisions.

During her tenure with the District Attorney’s Office, Lauren has been consistently recognized for her trial advocacy and leadership skills. In 2016, she was named Crimes Against Women and Children Attorney of the Year and received a Special Merit Award for her contributions to a juvenile justice program. Lauren was named Supervisor of the Year in 2017 and received the Lewis Slaton Highest Achievement Award in 2019.

With a continuing commitment to advocating for children and adult victims of sexual assault, Lauren is an active member of the Junior League of Atlanta, chairing the Georgia Center for Child Advocacy committee and serving as a JLA representative to Georgia’s Criminal Justice Coordinating Council’s Human Trafficking Taskforce. Lauren also works with ChildFirst training for child advocacy centers and as a guest lecturer at Emory University.

Lauren holds a Masters of Laws in Child Law and Policy from Emory University School of Law. She obtained her Juris Doctorate from University of Detroit Mercy School of Law. She obtained her Bachelor of Arts, magna cum laude, in political science and communications studies from the Honors Program at the University of Detroit Mercy.