Lauren has practiced exclusively in the field of Family/Matrimonial Law since 2009. She has extensive experience representing clients in separation, divorce, child custody, child visitation, paternity, child support, maintenance (alimony), pre-nuptial and post-nuptial agreements, and post-judgment enforcement and modification matters. Lauren is also trained in the practice of Collaborative Divorce – a non-adversarial method to divorce that is focused on achieving a civil, respectful and fair divorce outside of court.
Family problems must be resolved quickly, cost-effectively, and in a way that addresses the client’s short and long term needs in a practical way. Lauren understands this and works to craft individualized solutions that are practical, realistic, and account for each client’s unique facts. Whether the matter is resolved in court or at the negotiation table, Lauren advocates for her clients in a professional and zealous manner while remaining sensitive to the many emotions and concerns that are a natural part of any family issue. She truly enjoys the work she does and the clients she has had the privilege to represent.
Lauren was named to the Super Lawyers list in the area of Family Law in 2014, 2015 and 2016 and has received other awards in recognition of her professionalism and advocacy in the areas of Family and Matrimonial Law. She is committed to pro bono and volunteers her time as a pro bono attorney with The Legal Project’s Domestic Violence Connection; providing legal representation to victims of domestic violence in family court matters. Lauren is also the co-founder of The Matrimonial Law Breakfast Club – a monthly education and lecture series for family law attorneys.
Lauren’s other involvements in the legal and non-legal community include: serving on several committees for the New York State Bar Association and the Capital District Women’s Bar Association, sitting on the Board of the Collaborative Divorce Association of the Capital District and the Board of the Shaker Heritage Society, and volunteering her time as a foster parent for a local dog rescue.
Whenever she has a free moment, Lauren can be found hiking a mountain with her husband, tackling a new home improvement project, or cuddling with her beloved rescue dog, Suzette, and cat, Mara.
New York, 2010
Super Lawyers, Rising Star (Family Law), 2014 – 2016
Stanley A. Rosen Memorial Award for Professionalism and Integrity, 2012
Martin H. Belsky Award, Commitment to Pro Bono Service, 2009
The Legal Project, Pro Bono Panel Attorney
The Legal Project, Legal Clinic Attorney
Homeward Bound Dog Rescue, Volunteer Legal Adviser
Shaker Heritage Society, Member & Secretary of Board of Trustees
Homeward Bound Dog Rescue, Dog Foster Parent & Volunteer
Matrimonial Law Breakfast Club, Co-Founder and Co-Host
NYS Bar Association (Family Law Section), Member of Legislation Committee and Adoption Committee
Capital District Collaborative Divorce Association, Member & Co-director of Membership Committee
Capital District Women’s Bar Association, Member & Co-Chair of the Women & Equal Opportunity Committee
NYS Bar Association, Member
Albany County Bar Association, Member
American Bar Association, Member
International Academy of Collaborative Professionals, Member
National Association of Women Lawyers, Member
Tracy Poole, 518-438-9907 x. 221