Lauren F. Durso
Lauren F. Durso is Board Certified in Family Law by the Texas Board of
Legal Specialization. She was named a Super Lawyer in Family Law by Texas
Monthly Magazine in 2014 and 2015. Prior to that, Lauren was named as
a Rising Star in Family Law by Texas Monthly Magazine in 2005 and from
In 1998, Lauren earned her Bachelor of Arts in History and English from
Texas A&M University in College Station, Texas. After returning to
Houston, Lauren received her Doctor of Jurisprudence from the University
of Houston Law Center. As a law student, Lauren served as the Associate
Chief Justice and then Chief Justice of the student Honor Court. Pursuing
her life-long interest in family law, Lauren completed a judicial internship
in the 311th Family District Court and then went on to work as a law clerk and then
paralegal for the family law firm of Short Jenkins Kamin.
After working full-time and attending law school full-time, she was admitted
to the State Bar of Texas in 2002. She worked as an associate attorney
for the family law firms of Short Jenkins Kamin from 2002-2008 and then
for Short Carter Morris from 2008-2017. She has co-authored multiple continuing
legal education articles for the State Bar of Texas. Lauren is also a
member of the Gulf Coast Family Law Specialists, Texas Academy of Family
Law Specialists, the Family Law Section of the State Bar of Texas, and
the Family Law Section of the Houston Bar Association.
Although she is a strong advocate for her client, Lauren believes in the
benefits of alternative dispute resolution methods. She has completed
her mediation training through the A.A. White Dispute Resolution Center
and has successfully mediated hundreds of cases. Lauren has also completed
the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers Arbitration training. She
is also trained in Collaborative Law and has successfully completed many
cases through the Collaborative process.
Lauren and her husband have 3 beautiful children and are proud residents
of Friendswood, Texas.