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Lauren Lake        

Attorney; Author; Judge on "Paternity Court;" Host of HGTV’s "Spice Up My Kitchen"

Multifaceted television personality, Lauren Lake, is a certified Renaissance woman who doesn’t just talk the talk when it comes to life, love, law and living. She simultaneously balances a diverse career as a licensed attorney, television host, relationship expert, life coach and motivational speaker. Currently, Lake serves as Executive producer and judge of the Emmy award winning nationally syndicated daytime legal show, "​Lauren Lake’s Paternity Court."​ Sharp-witted and opinionated, Lake helps litigants resolve legal issues involving paternity using DNA results. While presiding over a range of emotionally charged cases, Lake’s powerful persona resonates as she provides the perfect blend of inspiration and tough love with her no-nonsense, tell-it-like-it-is advice and analysis of each case.

Lake also serves as consulting producer on the Emmy nominated daytime show ​"Couples Court with the Cutlers, and further explores the dynamics of complicated relationships in her book "Girl! Let Me Tell You...Advice on Life and Love for Single Successful Women." A spot-on blend of feisty and fair, her dynamic yet down-to-earth persona will undoubtedly resonate with audiences.

Lake regularly contributes and appears on on some of today’s most popular television networks and programs, as well as lending her expertise on radio. She’s been a guest on the Tom Joyner and Michael Baisden radio shows, WBLS New York, and served as guest on-air host for Radio One’s WDBZ in Cincinnati.

Whether she’s providing legal insight or doling out healthy doses of her “keep-it-real” style counsel or commentary, Lake encourages audiences to think outside the box, inspires them to meet life’s challenges head on, and be educated and empowered in every situation.

A highly sought after speaker and lecturer, Lake provides keynote addresses for countless social, civic, business and legal organizations. She has shared her inspiring voice and views with students and staff at educational institutions across the country, including Princeton University, the University of Michigan, Michigan State University College of Law, Clark-Atlanta University, Delaware State University, Florida A&M University, Xavier University, University of Alabama Birmingham and Marygrove College.

Comedian and activist Dr. Bill Cosby hand-picked 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 latest book, "Girl! Let Me Tell You…" Lake uplifts and empowers single women through lessons of self-examination, self-acceptance and laughter, to never settle for anything less than they deserve in life or in love. Her Limitless Living life coaching series features seminars like "Why Be Ordinary when Extraordinary is an Option?," "Negotiating in Relationships," and "Design to Thrive." Lake has served as moderator and contributor on panels dedicated to women, relationships, empowerment and family for the Radio One Women’s Empowerment Expo, Circle of Sisters Expo, the Essence Young Women’s Leadership Conference and the Tome Joyner Family Reunion.

Lake has been featured on the Today show, Good Morning America, as well as in The New York Times, Newsday, Entertainment Weekly, Time Magazine, Essence, Good Housekeeping, Woman’s Day, Family Circle, Sister to Sister, Jet Magazine, The Detroit Free Press, The Baltimore Sun, The News & Observer, and The Birmingham News.

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. An accomplished musician, entertainer and all-around creative spirit, Lake has sung background for platinum selling artists like Jay-Z, Mary J. Blige and P. Diddy. She was also a host and designer on HGTV’s "Spice Up My Kitchen" and Showdown champion for two consecutive years.

Lauren is a member of the New York, New Jersey and Michigan bars with concentrations in family, criminal, entertainment law. A dedicated wife and mother, she is committed to encouraging and inspiring ordinary people to live extraordinary lives, and strives each day to be a living example of life’s infinite possibilities.

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