Lauren Zorfas

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Family Law Attorney in San Mateo, CA

ADZ Law, LLP
 | 2000 Alameda de las Pulgas, Suite 161
San Mateo, CA 94403
Phone: 650-458-7117
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2016 - 2018
Licensed Since: 1999
Practice Areas:
  • Family Law (70%),
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution (20%),
  • Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (10%)
Attorney Profile

Attorney Lauren Zorfas is a founding partner with ADZ Law, LLP, in San Mateo, California. Serving individuals and families throughout San Mateo County and the rest of the San Francisco Bay Area, Ms. Zorfas devotes her practice to helping her clients through some of their most difficult and sensitive legal challenges with compassion and integrity.

Widely regarded as one of the top family law attorneys in the state, Ms. Zorfas has represented the rights and interests of hundreds of clients as they navigate the often complex and emotional divorce process. Committed to those less fortunate, she once served as executive director of The Legal Aid Society of San Mateo County as well as supervising attorney for the San Mateo Superior Court Family Law Facilitator's Office and Self-Help Center.

Trained in mediation, she strives to help her clients resolve their disputes and reach agreements in a manner that is non-adversarial, thereby saving much of the stress, time and expenses usually associated with divorce proceedings. She also delivers effective prenuptial and postnuptial marriage agreements, and she provides limited scope representation for those who wish to handle their divorces themselves.

A staunch advocate for the rights of women and children, Ms. Zorfas has extensive experience helping domestic violence victims obtain the protections they need from their abusers, and she routinely serves as minor's counsel during highly contested custody battles. As further evidence of her dedication to children's rights, she served for seven years with the San Mateo County Department of Child Support Services, and she sits on the advisory board for the Community Overcoming Relationship Abuse organization.

Ms. Zorfas obtained her Juris Doctor in 1999 from San Francisco Law School, where she graduated at the top of her class. She completed her mediation training at Pepperdine University, and she led a successful family law practice of her own for years before helping to establish ADZ Law, LLP, in 2015.

A leader in her field, Ms. Zorfas has written extensively and conducted numerous lectures and seminars on effective mediation techniques and other related topics. She has also held a number of leadership roles in various professional legal organizations, and she has received several awards and honors for her professionalism and service.

 
Practice Areas
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Family Law (70%): Alimony & Spousal Support, Child Support, Custody & Visitation, Dissolution, Divorce, Domestic Violence, Name Change, Paternity, Prenuptial Agreements, Marital Property, Mediation & Collaborative Law, Same Sex Family Law

Alternative Dispute Resolution (20%): Arbitration, Mediation

Personal Injury - General (10%): Assault, Sexual Abuse - Plaintiff

Focus Areas

Alimony & Spousal Support, Child Support, Custody & Visitation, Dissolution, Divorce, Domestic Violence, Name Change, Paternity, Prenuptial Agreements, Marital Property, Mediation & Collaborative Law, Same Sex Family Law, Arbitration, Mediation, Assault, Sexual Abuse - Plaintiff

Selections

Selected to Super Lawyers for 3 yearsbottom-image

Super Lawyers: 2016 - 2018

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About Lauren Zorfas

Admitted: 1999, California

Professional Webpage: https://www.adzlaw.com/attorneys/lauren-zorfas/

Honors/Awards:

  • Fatherhood Advocate of the Year Award, 2006
  • Commitment to the Goals of the Barristers Award, 2006
  • Recipient of the William J. Nagel Award, 2008
  • Northern California Super Lawyers, 2017
  • Northern California Super Lawyers, 2016

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • San Mateo County Domestic Violence Council, Legal Process Sub-Committee, Member
  • San Mateo County Bar Association, Lawyer Referral Committee, Chairperson
  • San Mateo County Bar Association, Former Board Member

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • Blue Ribbon Commission on Foster Care
  • Community Legal Services, Former Board Member
  • Community Overcoming Relationship Abuse (CORA), Board Member
  • San Mateo County Department of Child Support
  • Legal Aid Society of San Mateo County, Executive Director

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

  • California Federation of Interpreters Annual Conference, Presenter
  • California Civil Justice Crisis Hearing, Speaker, 2011
  • Judicial Council's Self-Represented Litigants Conference, Presenter
  • Judicial Council's AB1058 Annual Conference, Presenter
  • San Francisco Law School, Professor
  • “Touting Mediation as Part of a Multi-Option Program,” California Courts Review, Spring 2008

Educational Background:

  • Medaille College in Buffalo, New York, Bachelor of Science degree in Liberal Studies, 1989
Find Me Online
Website - www.adzlaw.com
Office Location for Lauren Zorfas

2000 Alameda de las Pulgas
Suite 161
San Mateo, CA 94403

Phone: 650-458-7117

 

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Last Updated: 8/1/2018

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