Lauren D. Cirlin

Top rated Family Law attorney in San Mateo, California

Viola Law Firm P.C.
Lauren D. Cirlin
Viola Law Firm P.C.

Practice Areas: Family Law; view more

Licensed in California since: 2007

Education: University of San Francisco School of Law

Selected to Super Lawyers: 2019 - 2024 Selected to Rising Stars: 2013 - 2017

Viola Law Firm P.C.

441 1st Avenue
San Mateo, CA 94401 Visit website


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 and an attorney fee award of $450,000. 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. 

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

Family Law

Focus areas

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

  • 100% Family Law

First Admitted: 2007, California

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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
Special Licenses/Certifications:
  • Certified Family Law Specialist, State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization
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
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
Educational Background:
  • University of California at Los Angeles, B.A., in Psychology, Diversified Liberal Arts, 2002
Verdicts/Settlements (Case Results):
  • 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
  • , Super Lawyer, Selected as a Super Lawyer in Northern California, 2021
  • Selected as a Super Lawyer in Northern California. , Super Lawyer, Super Lawyers, 2020
  • 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

Office location for Lauren D. Cirlin

441 1st Avenue
San Mateo, CA 94401

Phone: 650-532-9389


6 Years Super Lawyers
5 Years Rising Stars
  • Super Lawyers: 2019 - 2024
  • Rising Stars: 2013 - 2017

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