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Lauren Schmidt

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  • Profile
  • Credentials
  • Notable Work
  • Community Involvement

As a San Diego family law attorney at Moore, Schulman & Moore, APC, Lauren Dellinger Schmidt takes her role very seriously. She never loses sight of the fact that the outcomes she achieves for our clients could permanently alter the dynamic of a family. Whether she is guiding a client through divorce or litigation a contested child custody issue, she works hard to protect the interests and rights of the men and women our firm represents. Lauren is also certified as a specialist in Family Law by the State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization. Because no two cases are exactly identical, she crafts a customized legal strategy for each case. This client-centered approach has yielded numerous successful results. She is not afraid to take a case to court if she believes it will ultimately benefit a client.

While completing her undergraduate studies at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Attorney Lauren Dellinger Schmidt played on the women's rugby team and was a player on the U-23 All Star Team. She earned her law degree from California Western School of Law and studied abroad in Italy, England, and the Czech Republic. She also served as Associate Editor of the California Western Law Review / International Law Journal.

Before joining our law firm, Attorney Lauren Dellinger Schmidt was a judicial extern for the U.S. District Court, Southern District of California, and an intern for the U.S. Department of Justice. She also worked as a civil litigation associate attorney. In her free time, she enjoys playing sports, volunteering, and traveling. If you are facing a family law issue, she can help you work toward the most effective and timely resolution. During an initial consultation, she can help you understand your options and answer any questions you may have.

Professional Associations

  • State Bar of California, Active Member (SBN 265291)
  • Super Lawyers, Top Rated Attorney- Selected to Rising Stars list for 2019
  • Certified Legal Specialist, Family Law
  • Public Trust Security Clearance through U.S. Department of Justice
  • Member of the American Bar Association, San Diego County Bar Association & Orange County Bar Association
  • J. Clifford Wallace Inn of Court, Barrister and Team Leader 
Education
  • Juris Doctor Degree-California Western School of Law Graduate School 2009
  • Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University College 2004
Publications
  • Corporate Social Responsibility A Multifaceted Tool to Avoid Alien Tort Claims Act Litigation While Simultaneously Building a Better Business Reputation, 40 Cal. W. INT'L L.J.55 2009
  • From Dollars to Pesos A Comparison of the United States and Colombian Anti- Money Initiatives from an International Perspective, 38 CAL. W. INT'L L.J 419 2008
Community Involvement

J. Clifford Wallace Inn of Court, Barrister, 2014 to the present. Team leader for Continuing Legal Education presentation; Winner of "Wally Award" for best CLE Presentation two consecutive years. Work collaboratively with legal professionals and judiciary to strengthen skills and promote professionalism and ethics. 

Include Autism (fka Community Coaching Center), Volunteer (2006-2016) & Member of the Board of Directors (2013-2016). Assistance with managing non-profit social behavior development and inclusion program for adolescents and teens diagnosed with an Autism Spectrum Disorder as well as fundraising and event planning.

Street Law San Diego, Administrative Coordinator & Teacher, 2006-2009. Selected student teachers and secured schools to participate in the program. Organized a mock trial competition and contacted local judges to participate Taught a legal concepts course to "at-risk" high school students. Prepared select students for annual high school mock trial competition.