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Lauren M. Fair, Managing Partner

Certified Family Law Specialist 

With more than 15 years of experience in skilfully and effectively serving clients finding themselves faced with family law litigation, combined with personal and professional experience with the emotional challenges and unique transition process that accompany divorce, Attorney Lauren Fair currently coaches and consults for clients involved in complex family law matters.  Since the very beginning of her legal education and career, Attorney Lauren Fair has focused her advocacy on protecting the interests of families and children.  Through that experience, Lauren became keenly aware of the many problems facing families during the divorce process that were not being effectively resolved by the Family Court system and shifted her focus toward alternative ways of helping clients navigate divorce in a more holistic way.

Although a sharp advocate for her clients, Lauren is also compassionate and approachable when interacting with her clients. Dedicated to delivering superior and compassionate service, Lauren takes the time to ensure her clients thoroughly understand the legal process and their choices along the way, as the decisions they make in a family law case can have enduring effects on their future and that of their children.

Personal Attention in Complex Matters

Lauren handles her cases personally from beginning to end to ensure her clients receive the personal attention they need during the difficult times that compels people to seek her representation. Lauren understands that family discord often results in deep, prolonged conflict between former partners that inhibits their ability to resolve their family law matter independently; as such, Lauren enjoys assuming the role of advocate and legal counselor for her clients outside the courtroom so the client can begin to concentrate on decreasing personal conflict and rebuilding his or her life.  One of Lauren's favorite ways to help clients is to prepare them for mediation so they can handle it with courage, clarity, and confidence. 

Lauren excels in thoroughly evaluating family law matters comprised of many moving pieces, and recommending a course of action calculated to achieve the client's objectives, tailored to the facts of the particular case, and designed to be as cost-effective as possible. Lauren is experienced in handling family law matters involving high-net-worth community estates, military issues, complex child support and spousal support issues, high-conflict custody matters, and move-away/relocation cases, among others.  

In her free time, Lauren enjoys spending time with her husband, two children, and three step-children; walking at the beach; traveling; and spending time with friends and family.


  • J.D., Santa Clara University School of Law

    • Honored with the CALI Excellence for the Future Award for her work in:

      • Legal Analysis, Research, and Writing

      • Advanced Criminal Procedure

      • Northern California Innocence Project

  • B.A., summa cum laude, San Diego State University

    • Majored in International Business with an emphasis on Finance, French, and Western Europe

    • Honored as the Outstanding Graduate in International Business

  • Attended business school in France

Bar Admissions & Certifications

  • Certified Legal Specialist – Family Law, California State Bar Board of Legal Specialization

  • State Bar of California

  • United States District Court for the Southern District of California

  • CDC Certified Divorce Coach®


  • Lauren M. Fair, Comment, Shame on U.S.: The Need for Uniform Open Adoption Records Legislation in the United States, 48 Santa Clara L. Rev. 1039 (2008).

Professional Affiliations & Memberships

  • San Diego Family Law Bar Association

  • Association of Certified Family Law Specialists

  • Foothills Bar Association

  • San Diego County Bar Association: LRIS Family Law Panel


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