Lauren D. Cirlin

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Top Rated Family Law Attorney in San Mateo, CA

Viola Law Firm P.C.
 | 441 1st Avenue, San Mateo, CA 94401
Phone: 650-532-9389
Fax: 650-342-6854
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2019 - 2020
Selected To Rising Stars: 2013 - 2017
Licensed Since: 2007
Practice Areas:
  • Family Law
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    As a Partner at Viola Law Firm P.C., Lauren D. Cirlin represents the rights of people in Northern California. She commits her practice to family law, handling cases that involve the following matters: child custody, child support, domestic violence, complex property division, grandparent visitation, spousal support and paternity. Ms. Cirlin also assists her clients in the preparation of prenuptial and post-nuptial agreements.

    Ms. Cirlin received a Bachelor of Arts in diversified liberal arts and psychology from the University of California, Los Angeles in 2002. She went on to earn her Juris Doctor in 2006 from the University of San Francisco School of Law, where she played a key role in forming the school's Family Law Association. Under Ms. Cirlin's leadership as co-president, the organization grew into a successful establishment, informing participants about the latest family law trends in the legal community.

    Through giving clients her time and attention, Ms. Cirlin is able to help resolve family matters, whether in the courtroom or through mediation. She believes in treating clients with the respect they deserve. Building solid relationships on every case has garnered Ms. Cirlin much success. She has provided clients protection through securing restraining orders in domestic abuse situations and was successful in litigating on behalf of a client to obtain support in excess of $100,000 a year. Ms. Cirlin is admitted to the Supreme Court of California as well as all state courts.

    Committed to furthering her legal education, Ms. Cirlin graduated from several programs with the National Institute for Trial Advocacy, developing her skills for trial and deposition. She is also a mentee with the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers.

    Ms. Cirlin holds memberships with the American Bar Association and San Mateo County Bar Association.

    Ms. Cirlin is a Certified Family Law Specialist, Certified by the State Bar of California, Board of Legal Specialization. 

    Practice Areas
    • 100%Family Law
    Focus Areas

    Alimony & Spousal Support, Child Support, Custody & Visitation, Dissolution, Divorce, Domestic Violence, Paternity, Prenuptial Agreements, Marital Property, Same Sex Family Law


    Selected to Super Lawyers for 2 yearsmiddle-imageSelected to Rising Stars for 5 years

    Super Lawyers: 2019 - 2020 Rising Stars: 2013 - 2017

    California Board of Legal SpecializationAmerican Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers

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    About Lauren Cirlin

    Admitted: 2007, California

    Professional Webpage:


    • Selected as a Super Lawyer., Super Lawyer, Super Lawyers, 2019
    • Rising Star, Super Lawyers, 2013
    • Rising Start, Super Lawyers, 2017
    • Rising Star, Super Lawyers, 2015
    • Rising Star, Super Lawyers, 2014
    • Rising Star, Super Lawyers, 2016

    Special Licenses/Certifications:

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

    Bar/Professional Activity:

    • Superior Courts of California
    • Member, San Mateo County Bar Association
    • California Supreme Court
    • Courts of Appeal of California
    • Member, American Bar Association

    Pro bono/Community Service:

    • Instrumental in Founding, USF Family Law Association
    • Mentee, The American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers

    Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

    • Deposition Skills and Building Trial Skills, National Institute for Trial Advocacy, Program Graduate


    • Obtained an order at trial requiring the opposing party to contribute $450,000 towards my clients attorney's fees., 2018
    • Successful litigation of case resulting in the imputation of more than $100,000.00 in annual income to other parent who was willfully unemployed, and an award of substantial support arrears in client's favor

    Representative Clients:

    • My clients are stay-at-home parents, doctors, lawyers, teachers, fireman, business owners, salespeople, engineers, and entrepeneurs.
    • Successfully obtained restraining orders on behalf of clients protecting them from perpetrators of Domestic Violence

    Educational Background:

    • University of California at Los Angeles, B.A., in Psychology, Diversified Liberal Arts, 2002
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    Office Location for Lauren D. Cirlin

    441 1st Avenue
    San Mateo, CA 94401

    Phone: 650-532-9389

    Fax: 650-342-6854

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    Last Updated: 4/7/2020

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