Lauren Motola-Davis

Managing Partner

Lauren Motola-Davis is the managing partner of the Providence office of Lewis Brisbois and a member of the Workers' Compensation Practice. Lauren has more than twenty-six years 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 argued successfully before the Rhode Island Supreme Court on numerous workers’ compensation matters. With an eye toward helping her clients avoid litigation she frequently provides education and training for her clients on relevant employment topics and presents many seminars on Admiralty Law and Workers’ Compensation. Lauren is also fluent in French and Russian.

Primary Area(s) of Practice

  • Workers’ Compensation

Additional Experience


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

  • Proctor in Admiralty status achieved in 1997 by the United States Maritime Association
  • AV rated by Martindale-Hubbell

Professional Presentations

Lauren is a frequent speaker on insurance related topics.


New England Law

Juris Doctor, 1984

Providence College

Bachelor of Arts, magna cum laude, 1981


"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.