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Lauren E. Waddell's practice focuses exclusively on family law issues including divorce litigation, custody issues, property division, marital agreements, international abductions, paternity actions, child support, and modification actions. Ms. Waddell is Board Certified in Family Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. She is a Fellow of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers and International Academy of Family Lawyers. She is licensed to practice law in Texas and before the Southern District of Texas, the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals, and the U.S. Supreme Court.

Ms. Waddell has served as the President for the Association of Women Attorneys, President of the Houston Bar Association-Family Law Section, and President of Texas Women Lawyers. Ms. Waddell is a Fellow of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, the International Academy of Family Law, the Texas Bar Foundation, the Houston Bar Foundation, and the Houston Young Lawyers Foundation. She is a member of the Fort Bend County Bar Association, Gulf Coast Family Law Specialists, and the Texas Academy of Family Law Specialists.

Lauren Waddell has been recognized as a “Super Lawyer,” in Texas Monthly Magazine (2013-2020); "Top 50 Women Texas Super Lawyers”, in Texas Monthly Magazine (2017-2019), "Top 100 Houston Super Lawyers”, in Texas Monthly Magazine (2017-2020), H Texas Magazine as a "Top Lawyer", (2010 -2020), by H Texas Magazine as a "Top Young Professional", (2006-2009), as a “Rising Star”, in Texas Monthly Magazine in (2011-2013), and by Houstonia Magazine as one of the "Top Lawyers" (2013-2020)

Contact & Links

Location

  • 3773 Richmond Avenue, Suite 599
    Houston, TX 77046

Languages

  • English

Education

  • South Texas College of Law , J.D., graduated 2002
  • Baylor University, BBA, graduated 1998

Bar Admissions

  • Texas, 2002

Affiliations

  • American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers - Fellow 2012-2021
  • Association of Women Attorneys - President 2017-2018
  • Burta Rhoads Raborn Family Law, American Inn of Court - Member 2006-2021
  • Gulf Coast Family Law Specialists - Member 2007-2021
  • Houston Young Lawyers Foundation - Fellow
  • Houston Bar Association-Family Law Section - Chair 2015-2016
  • Houston Bar Foundation - Fellow
  • International Academy of Family Lawyers - Fellow 2017-2021
  • State Bar of Texas – Family Law Section - Member 2002-2021
  • Texas Academy of Family Law Specialists - Member 2007-2021
  • Texas Bar Foundation - Fellow
  • Texas Bar Foundation - Life Fellow
  • Texas Women Lawyers - President 2013-2014
  • The College of the State Bar of Texas - Member 2010-2021
  • Women and the Law-State Bar of Texas - Member 2016-2021

Court Admissions

  • United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
  • United States Supreme Court

Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America® 2023 for work in:

  • Family Law

Awards:

  • "Rising Star" by Texas Monthly Magazine (2011-2013)
  • Association of Women Attorneys - 2014 Premier Women in Law Honoree
  • Recognized as "Top Lawyer" by H Texas Magazine (2010-2020)
  • Recognized as "Top Lawyer" by Houstonia Magazine (2013-2020)
  • Recognized as "Top Women in Business" by H Texas Magazine (2011,2012)
  • Recognized as a "Top 100 Houston Super Lawyers," in Texas Monthly Magazine (2017-2020)
  • Recognized as a "Top 50 Women Texas Super Lawyers," in Texas Monthly Magazine (2017-2019)
  • Recognized as a "Top Young Professional" by H Texas Magazine (2006-2009)
  • Voted "Super Lawyer" in Texas Monthly Magazine (2013-2020)

Board Certified Family Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization

Since 2007

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