Lauren Waddell


Contact Information
3773 Richmond Avenue
Ste 599
Houston,Texas - 77046

Phone: 832-203-7665

   

Practice State
Texas

Emphasis

Traditional Practice

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Law School / Year / Degree

South Texas College of Law Houston/2002/JD

State/Year Admitted to Practice

TX/2002

AAML National Positions Held

Chair of AAML History/ Photo Committee; Board of Directors on AAML Foundation

Legal Organizations

Houston Bar Association – Family Law Section, Chair (2015-2016), Chair-Elect (2014-2015), Secretary (2012-2014), Board of Directors (2009-2017); Immediate Past Chair (2016-2017); Association of Women Attorneys, President (2017-2018), President-Elect (2016-2017), Vice President of Membership (2013-2015) Texas Women Lawyers: President (2013-2014); President-Elect (2012-2013); Vice-President (2010-2012); Secretary (2009-2010); Board of Directors (2006-2010); Newsletter Editor (2007-2009); Member (2006-2017) Gulf Coast Family Law Specialists, Board of Directors (2021) Greater Houston Women's Chamber of Commerce, Board of Directors (2020-2021)

CLE Presentations

Speaker, Advanced Family Law Course, Enforcement Demonstration-The Right Way to Do It and Mistakes Not to Make, August 2, 2021 Speaker, Bay Area Bar Association, Family Law 101: Overview of Divorce Litigation, July 22, 2021 Speaker, State Bar of Texas and the Legal Access Division, Family Law Essentials: Waco - Giving Back to Your Community, Alcohol & Drug Testing in Family Law Cases, June 4, 2021 Speaker, Houston Young Lawyers Association Women Lawyers Committee, Women in Law: Finding Your Path, March 23, 2021 Speaker, Panhandle Family Law Association, Representation in the Substance Abuse Case, March 17, 2021 Co-Author, Panhandle Family Law Association, Representation in the Substance Abuse Case, March 17, 2021 Speaker, American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers Webinar, Financial Issues in Divorce, December 11, 2020 Co-Contributor, Financial Issues in Divorce: A Client Handbook, published by American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers Speaker, Houston Bar Association Gender Fairness Committee, Business Development for Women: How to Overcome Obstacles and Thrive, Webinar, September 29, 2020 Speaker, Nerdy Girl Success, Breaking Barriers - Career and Leadership Summit for High School Girls, Virtual Conference, June 2020 Speaker, Texas Center for Legal Ethics, Justice James A. Baker Guide to Ethics and Professionalism in Texas, Specific Ethics Considerations When Practicing in Texas, South Texas College of Law, November 22, 2019 Co-Author, Marriage Dissolution Institute 2019, Representation in the Substance Abuse Case, April 25, 2019 Speaker, Texas Center for Legal Ethics, Justice James A. Baker Guide to Ethics and Professionalism in Texas, Specific Ethics Considerations When Practicing in Texas, South Texas College of Law, April 19, 2019 Speaker, Association of Women in Law, International Women’s Day Panel, University of Houston Law Center, March 7, 2019 Speaker, Women of Law Brunch, Woman in Charge, July 15, 2018 Speaker, Houston Bar Association, The 2018 Annual Conference on ADR, Waiter, There’s a Conflict in My Soup: Luncheon Panel on Ethics, Mock Appellate Argument Defender of Arbitration Award, May 4, 2018 Speaker, Attorneys in Tax and Probate, Marital Property Issues in Drafting Estate Planning Documents, April 3, 2018 Speaker, Association of Women in Law, International Women’s Day Panel, University of Houston Law Center, March 8, 2018 Speaker, 2018 Houston Bar Association Career Building for New Lawyers CLE, February 21, 2018 Speaker, Texas Center for Legal Ethics, Justice James A. Baker – Guide to Ethics and Professionalism in Texas, Specific Ethical Considerations When Practicing in Texas, April 21, 2017 Speaker & Author, 2017 Marriage Dissolution 101 Course, How to Prepare Clients for Custody Evaluations, April 19, 2017 Participant, Texas Academy of Family Law Specialists Trial Institute, Mock Trial, January 20, 2017 Author, The Bencher® publication of the American Inns of Court, Networking Works, If You… January/ February 2017 “Networking” Issue Speaker, Women and the Law Section of the State Bar of Texas, The First Chapter of a Divorce Case – Temporary Orders, September 29, 2016 Speaker, 3L+ Law Prep Houston Career Conference, In the Long Run - Developing a Sustainable and Fulfilling Legal Practice, June 10, 2015 Speaker & Co-Author, The State Bar Office of Minority Affairs 13th Annual Texas Minority Attorney Program, Emerging Trends in Family Law, May 29, 2015 Moderator, Texas Women Lawyers Annual CLE, Define Your Own Success: Charting Your Path in a Changing Legal World, Practitioners’ Panel: Success in Confronting Challenges across the Industry; February 27, 2015 Speaker, Texas Center for Legal Ethics and Professionalism, Justice James A. Baker Guide to the Basics of Law Practice, Developing Your Professional Reputation, December 12, 2014 Speaker, Dress for Success Professional Women’s Group, Legal Literacy Series - Family Law, August 2, 2014 Speaker, Texas Center for Legal Ethics and Professionalism, Justice James A. Baker - Guide to the Basics of Law Practice, Launching Your Legal Career – Tips for Success, April 18, 2014 Moderator, South Texas College of Law – 28th Annual Family Law Conference, The Intersection between Immigration and Family Law, March 6, 2014 Speaker, Texas Center for Legal Ethics and Professionalism, Justice James A. Baker - Guide to the Basics of Law Practice, Launching Your Legal Career – Tips for Success, December 6, 2013 Participant, Houston Bar Association Family Law Section, Temporary Orders – Mock Trial Style, October 25, 2013 Speaker, South Texas College of Law Women's Law Society, Negotiating Your First Salary, South Texas College of Law, September 18, 2013 Course Director, Texas Women Lawyers Annual CLE, Rising Together – Women Promoting Each Other in the Practice of Law, South Texas College of Law, March 1, 2013 Speaker, 2012 Panel Discussion at Texas Women Lawyers' presentation of Miss Representation film at South Texas College of Law Speaker & Author, Houston Bar Association – 2012 Family Law Institute, Child Support: Guidelines and Beyond Speaker, 2012 Texas Women Lawyers CLE – Power On: Plug into Your Most Effective Performance, Powerful Partners Speaker & Author, South Texas College of Law – 26th Annual Family Law Conference, 2012, Top Ten Issues in Child Support Speaker & Author, South Texas College of Law – 26th Annual Family Law Conference, 2012, Family Law Family Feud Moderator, South Texas College of Law – 26th Annual Family Law Conference, 2012, Law Outside the Loop: Tips from Judges in Surrounding Counties Planning Committee Member, South Texas College of Law – 26th Annual Family Law Conference, March 1, 2012 –March 2, 2012 Speaker, Texas Center for Legal Ethics CLE 2011, Justice James A. Baker Guide to the Basics of Law Practice Course – Launching Your Legal Career – Tips for Success Panel Moderator, South Texas College of Law 25th Annual Family Law Conference 2011 – Law Outside the Loop: Tips from Judges in Surrounding Counties Planning Committee Member, South Texas College of Law 25th Annual Family Law Conference 2011, April 7, 2011 –April 8, 2011 Speaker, Texas Women Lawyers 2011 Annual CLE, Project YOU! Finding Focus in Your Practice – Focus on Legal Substance, Hot Legal Issues Roundtable Discussion: Family Law Speaker, Texas Women Lawyers 2010 Annual CLE, Artful Intelligence: Teaching Tools and Techniques for Best Lawyering – The Art of Law Practice Author, Texas Women Lawyers In Brief, January 2010, An Interview with Justice Eva M. Guzman - Newest Appointee to the Supreme Court of Texas Speaker, South Texas College of Law 21st Annual Employment Law Conference 2008 - Multiple Choice Ethics Author, 2008 Texas Women Lawyers Conference, Ethics Jeopardy Co-Author, State Bar of Texas Annual Meeting, Family Law Section Continuing Legal Education Program 2008 – The Amicus Attorney Speaker, Harris County Youth & Family Services Division 2008 Conference – Collaborative Wellness: What Works?, Testimonial Two-Step: What Works in the Court Room Author, The Houston Lawyer, Vol. 45 Number 3, November-December 2007 – Revisions to the Texas Family Code from the 80th Legislative Session Author, Texas Academy of Family Law Specialist Forum, Vol. 27 Issue 2, Fall 2007 – Social Studies—New, Used, and Unfamiliar Statutory Provisions Co-Author, UTCLE – The University of Texas School of Law: Effective Family Law Practice, The Definitive Short Course on Parent-Child Relationships, November 2007 – The World of Court Appointees: Amicus Attorneys, Attorney Ad Litems, Guardian Ad Litems, and Social Studies Co-Author, Advanced Family Law Practice for Paralegals: Handling Financial Issues at a Higher Level 2007 – Effective Presentation of Financial Matters – Financial Information Statements, Inventory & Appraisement, and Proposed Property Divisions Co-Author, Advanced Family Law Course 2006 – Who Represents The Child? Not Me, I am the Amicus Attorney! Co-Author, Advanced Family Law Drafting Course 2005 – “It Don’t Mean a Thing if it Ain’t Got that Swing” – Tips from the Bench Co-Author, Houston Bar Association Continuing Legal Education Seminar 2004 – Family Law for the General Practitioner Co-Author, Marriage Dissolution Institute 2003 - Real Estate Appraisals and Receivers-How to Use and Abuse Co-Author, Ad Litem Practice in the Family Law Courts, 309th Judicial District Court 2003 - The Road to Trial: An Attorney Ad Litem and Guardian Ad Litem’s Guide Speaker, Family Law Essentials sponsored by The Family Law Section of the State Bar of Texas and Private Attorney Involvement for Texas Rural Legal Aid, Inc., February 28, 2003 - Teaching Old Dogs New Tricks