Finding the Right Divorce and Family Law Attorney

A family conflict, such as a divorce or child custody dispute, is difficult and there are many important decisions to make, many changes, and so much at stake. Our first priority is to protect our clients both personally and financially. We protect our family law clients through negotiations, and, if necessary, passionately advocate for our clients in courtroom litigation. Our firm has the expertise to advance our clients’ family law cases both inside and outside of the courthouse.

One of our core values is integrity, and, we believe that serves our clients in both litigation and negotiation settings. We care about our clients and provide first class service to them, giving each client the attention that the particular circumstance requires. We believe communication and client involvement in strategy, throughout the case, is important to the efficient resolution of each case. We are empathetic and sensitive to our clients, who are usually experiencing one of the most difficult periods in their lives.

At Waddell Law Firm, P.C., our experienced team is prepared to work with you to help you to assess your legal options and make sound, fully informed decisions. We want to assist you in resolving the issues in your case, to put the conflict behind you, so you can move forward with your life.

We 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.



Lauren E. Waddell’s  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.

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

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!”


“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!”


“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.”


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


“…Thank you for all you have done…”


“Lauren, Thanks for all you hard work.”


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


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


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


“…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!…”

Lauren E. Waddell
Rated by Super Lawyers

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3773 Richmond Ave, #599
Houston, Texas 77046