COVID-19 Message from Waddell Law Firm, PC

We remain open and operating at full capacity at this time. In light of COVID-19 concerns, we are accommodating our clients and potential clients by communicating remotely, when requested. We offer video conferencing for consultations and client communication. Our firm continues in our dedication to serving our clients, and, we are available to help new clients in family law matters. Contact our firm at: 713-505-1307.

Finding the Right Divorce and Family Law Attorney

At Waddell Law Firm, P.C., our experienced team will work with you to assess your legal options and make sound, well-informed decisions that lead to a successful outcome. We will resolve the issues in your case, putting the conflict behind you and allowing you to move forward with your life. 

We are committed to providing exceptional service and will support you with the personal attention and approach needed for your specific case. Whether divorce, child custody or another family law matter, we will work tirelessly during what we know is often one of the most difficult periods of life so that you can feel confident about your case. We believe strongly that client partnership, including regular communication and client involvement in case strategy, is key to the efficient and successful resolution of your case. 

We are well-versed in current court processes, including during COVID-19, and will guide you to seamlessly navigate court and all of today’s complex legal issues. We are empathetic and sensitive to our client’s circumstances and will protect you with effective negotiation and passionate advocacy throughout your case.

Waddell Law Firm, P.C. has the expertise to handle family law cases in Houston, Texas and surrounding counties including: Brazoria County, Texas; Fort Bend County, Texas; Harris County, Texas; Galveston County, Texas; and Montgomery County, Texas.

QUESTIONS ABOUT A FAMILY LAW ISSUE? ASK OUR EXPERT.

LAUREN E. WADDELL

Lauren E. Waddell is an experienced Houston divorce lawyer and founder of the Waddell Law Firm, P.C. Ms. Waddell has a proven track record of her ability to effectively excel in many different situations, providing quality legal representation for her clients in family court. Her practice focuses exclusively on family law issues including divorce litigation, custody issues, property division, marital agreements, paternity actions, child support, modification actions, and enforcement of prior orders. Ms. Waddell is Board Certified in Family Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization and a Fellow of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers and International Academy of Family Lawyers. She is licensed to practice law in Texas state courts, as well as in federal courts before the Southern District of Texas, the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals, and the U.S. Supreme Court.

Ms. Waddell is actively involved in leadership for legal and local community organizations. She has served as the Chair of the Houston Bar Association, Family Law Section; the President of Texas Women Lawyers; and the President of the Association of Women Attorneys – Houston. Ms. Waddell is a Fellow of the Houston Bar Foundation and the Texas Bar Foundation. She is a member of both the Gulf Coast Family Law Specialists and the Texas Academy of Family Law Specialists. Ms. Waddell currently serves on the Board of Directors for Baylor Women’s Council – Houston; the Board of Directors for The Orange Show Center for Visionary Arts; and as a Captain on the Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo Youth Horse Show Committee.

Lauren E. Waddell has been recognized by Texas Monthly Magazine as a “Super Lawyer” (2013-2020), “Top 100 Houston Super Lawyers” (2017-2020)” and Top 50 Women Texas Super Lawyers” (2017-2019). She has also been recognized by the “Best Lawyers” publication (2016-2020); by the H Texas Magazine as a “Top Lawyer” (2010-2019); and by the Houstonia Magazine as a “Top Lawyer” (2013-2019).

Baylor University, B.B.A.

South Texas College of Law Houston, J.D., South Texas Law Review

Texas, 2002

United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas

United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit

United States Supreme Court

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

The American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers Arbitration Training Institute

The Collaborative Law Institute of Texas – Collaborative Law Interdisciplinary Training

A.A. White Dispute Resolution Center – University of Houston Law Center, Blakely Advocacy Institute, 40-Hour Mediation Training

Harris County Dispute Resolution Center – 24 Hour Family Mediation Training

Recognized as “Top Lawyer” by H Texas Magazine since 2010

Recognized as “Top Lawyer” by Houstonia Magazine  since 2013.

Board Certified in Family Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization

Fellow, American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers

Fellow, International Academy of Family Lawyers

Fellow, Houston Bar Foundation

Fellow, Houston Young Lawyers Foundation

President, Houston Bar Association-Family Law Section

President, Association of Women Attorneys in Houston

President, Texas Women Lawyers

Association of Women Attorneys – 2014 Premier Women in Law Honoree

Recognized in Best Lawyers in America publication for Family Law since 2016

Recognized by Texas Monthly Magazine as a “Super Lawyer”, a Thomson Reuters publication, as follows:

“Rising Star” (2011-2013)

“Super Lawyer” (2013-2019)

“Top 50 Women Texas Super Lawyers” (2017-2019)

“Top 100 Houston Super Lawyers” (2017-2019)

“Top 100: 2019 Super Lawyers” (2019)

Trust Your Case to an Experienced Team

The Waddell Law Firm is a family law firm committed to helping clients resolve their cases professionally, efficiently, and with sensitivity.

“Thank you for representing me in this case. I imagine it was somewhat unusual at best! …Thank you again!”

K.M.

“Lauren, Thank you very much for the great job! I feel, for the first time in over 10 years, some peace and relief…Thank you soooooo much!”

N.P.

“Thank you for everything. I appreciate your compassion during this difficult time more than you will know. Your ability to get things done made this process move along and enabled me to keep on track even when I didn’t feel up to it. Words can’t express my sincere appreciation.”

J.D.

“…thank you again for kicking butt yesterday!…”

D.A.

“…Thank you for all you have done…”

K.R.

“Lauren, Thanks for all you hard work.”

C.D.

“…Thank you for all of your help! I am so relieved that this is all over! …”

M.N.

“Thank you for saving our family! You will forever be a blessing to us…”

S.S.

“Thank you so much. And I truly appreciate everything. You were fantastic!”

E.D.

“…And I would like to say, you are one hell of an awesome lawyer, every penny is worth it for your intelligence!!! Thank you for helping the ones that don’t know anything of the law!!! Most appreciated!…”

M.Z.

“Lauren, Words can’t express how much I appreciate you and Vanessa. Thank you.”

S.M.

“We just want to say Thank You! Really appreciate everything you have done for us. We couldn’t have done this without you all..”

M.V.

“…I’d like to take this moment and thank both you and Vanessa for the work you’ve done over the past several years with my divorce. Needless to say but divorce is a stressful situation and having you on my team made the process bearable.”

J.S.

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713.505.1307
3773 Richmond Ave, #599
Houston, Texas 77046