Lauren Lake is a multi-faceted television personality who now serves as the judge on the new nationally syndicated half hour daily courtroom show, “Paternity Court.” The sharp-witted and opinionated Lake will help litigants resolve legal issues involving paternity using DNA results. A blend of feisty and fair, her dynamic yet down-to-earth persona will undoubtedly resonate with audiences.
A legal and relationship expert, Lake is a graduate of the University of Michigan and earned her law degree at Wayne State University. She is a member of the New York, New Jersey and Michigan bars with concentrations in family, criminal, entertainment law.
Lake regularly contributes her no-nonsense, tell-it-like-it-is advice and analysis to some of today’s most popular television programs including, “The View,” “Good Morning America,” “Today,” “CBS This Morning,” “Dr. Phil,” “Nancy Grace,” “O’Reilly Factor,” “Bill Cunningham,” and “Ricki Lake.” She also served as a guest host for MSNBC and Court TV. Lake is a frequent on-air guest radio host for Radio One’s WDBZ in Cincinnati, and served as a legal expert on “The Tom Joyner Morning Show,” “Michael Baisden” and WBLS New York.
Lake has been featured in articles in The New York Times, Entertainment Weekly, Time Magazine, Essence, Good Housekeeping, Family Circle, Jet Magazine, The Detroit Free Press and The Birmingham News.
A highly sought after speaker and lecturer, Lake provides keynote addresses for countless social, civic, business, legal, and student organizations across the country. Her inspiring, high energy speeches have becomes a favorite among the students at universities such as: Princeton, the University of Michigan, Michigan State University College of Law, Florida A&M University, Xavier University, and University of Alabama Birmingham. Bill Cosby hand selected Lake to be a featured motivational speaker on his nationwide “Call Out” tour, which reaches out to encourage and uplift inner city communities. Her empowering words are featured in Dr. Cosby’s latest book Come On People.
In her 2009 book, Girl! Let Me Tell You…Lake empowers single women to never settle for anything less than what they deserve in life and in love. Lake has served as moderator and contributor on panels dedicated to women, relationships, empowerment, and family. These panels include: Radio One Women’s Empowerment Expo, Circle of Sisters Expo, the Essence Young Women’s Leadership Conference, and the Tom Joyner Family Reunion.
Lake co-founded the Women in Entertainment Empowerment Network (WEEN), which promotes the positive portrayal of women in entertainment and society through nationwide mentoring and outreach programs for young women. She also serves as professor for the annual WEEN Academy.
Originally from Detroit, Michigan, Lake is a dedicated wife and mother who is committed to encouraging and inspiring ordinary people to live extraordinary lives. She strives each day to be a living example of life’s infinite possibilities.
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