Lauren Motola-Davis

Managing Partner - Providence, RI

Lauren Motola-Davis is the managing partner of the Providence office of Lewis Brisbois and a co-chair of the Workers’ Compensation Practice. Lauren has decades of trial practice and civil litigation experience representing insurance companies, insureds, and self-insureds in a broad range of subject matters including admiralty, employment discrimination, personal injury, and workers’ compensation matters. She has handled hundreds of trials and depositions of expert witnesses in workers’ compensation matters, and has argued successfully before the Rhode Island Supreme Court several times.

Additionally, Lauren has represented clients in the hospitality industry, including many well-known national restaurants, retail stores, and hotels, in general liability and workers’ compensation matters. She has experience defending hospitality companies in food poisoning cases as well as in motor vehicle and slip-and-fall cases.

With an eye toward helping her clients avoid litigation, Lauren frequently provides education and training on relevant topics and presents seminars on admiralty law and workers’ compensation. Lauren is also fluent in French.


"A Practical Guide to Workers' Compensation in Rhode Island" - published by MCLE

Representative Cases

Durand v. City of Woonsocket, 537 A.2d 128 (1988)

Community Activities

Lauren has served on the Board of Trustees at The Lincoln School in Providence, Rhode Island. Lauren currently serves on the Women’s Refugee Care (WFC) Board of Directors. The Mission of the Board is to facilitate the transition for African refugee familied to life in the United States by helping them to become self-sufficient and productive members of society, while maintaining their cultural and ethnic identity.

Professional Presentations

Lauren is a frequent speaker on insurance related topics.


  • State Bar Admissions
    • Massachusetts
    • Rhode Island
  • United States District Courts
    • United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts
    • United States District Court for the District of Rhode Island
  • United States Courts of Appeals
    • United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit
  • Other Admissions
    • Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Court


Rhode Island


United States Court for the District of Rhode Island

United States Court for the District of Massachusetts

United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit

Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Court


  • American Bar Association – Tort & Insurance Practice Section
  • Women’s International Shipping & Trading Association – United Kingdom and United States
  • National Association of Insurance Women
  • Rhode Island Bar Association
  • Massachusetts Bar Association
  • Maritime Law Association of the United States, Proctor in Admiralty
  • Defense Research Association
  • Rhode Island Defense Lawyers Association
  • Rhode Island Workers' Compensation Bench Bar Committee
  • Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Court
  • Member of the CLM (Claims & Litigation Management Alliance)
  • National Association of Professional Women
  • National Retail Restaurant Defense Association

Awards & Honors

  • 2019 Industry Leader Legal Services Award by Providence Business News
  • 2021 Honoree of the Leaders & Achievers Award by Providence Business News
  • Proctor in Admiralty status achieved in 1997 by the United States Maritime Association
  • AV rated by Martindale-Hubbell


New England Law

Juris Doctor, 1984

Providence College

Bachelor of Arts, magna cum laude, 1981

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