Lauren Shaw



As a Dallas family law attorney, Lauren Shaw is equipped to handle a wide array of divorce and child custody issues, including complex property divisions, pre- and post-marital agreements and suits to modify or enforce possession schedules and child support. Lauren currently represents clients in all stages of litigation, with a special emphasis on family law appeals. Lauren strives to diligently protect her clients’ best interests by focusing on their individual emotional and financial needs and creating a personalized case strategy to help them achieve their goals.

Before joining KoonsFuller, Lauren served as a judicial law clerk for the Eleventh District Court of Appeals in Texas. While working at the court, Lauren developed a passion for upholding the integrity of the judicial system, and that passion continues to fuel her thriving appellate practice. Lauren has handled appeals involving a variety of family law matters, including disproportionate property divisions, conservatorship and possession determinations, terminations of parental rights and habeas corpus and mandamus proceedings. Lauren frequently uses her appellate experience to protect her clients’ interests throughout their case and often assists other attorneys with developing effective trial strategies as well as researching and briefing complex issues.

As an Aggie Lawyer, Lauren recognizes the importance of excellence, integrity, leadership, loyalty, respect and selfless service, and is committed to these values in her career and personal life.

Education & Admissions

  • Texas A&M University School of Law, J.D., 2019
  • Texas A&M University, B.A. in Communication, Minors in Psychology and History, 2016
  • Licensed in Texas

Publications & Presentations

  • Co-Author, “The Weight of the World: Posturing the Property Case for Appeal,” 27th Annual New Frontiers in Marital Property Law CLE, State Bar of Texas, 2022
  • Co-Author, “Covid-19 Legislation Creates New Financial Issues in Divorce Litigation,” 34 Journal of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers 473, 2022
  • Presenter, “SAPCR Case Law Update,” 2021 Advanced on a Shoestring, Tarrant County Family Bar Association, Online CLE Webinar, December 2021
  • Co-Author, “Texas Family Law Update 2020,” General Practice Institute, Baylor University School of Law, 2021
  • Author, Family Law Litigation Update in Light of COVID-19,” 37th Annual Litigation Update Institute, State Bar of Texas, 2021
  • Author, Comment: “Bloody Hell: How Insufficient Access to Menstrual Hygiene Products Creates Inhumane Conditions for Incarcerated Women,” 6 Texas A&M Law Review 475, 2019

Professional & Community Involvement

  • State Bar of Texas, Family Law and Appellate Sections
  • Texas Young Lawyers Association, Member
  • Dallas Bar Association, Member
  • Dallas Association of Young Lawyers, Member
  • Texas A&M Law Review, Editorial Board, 2019
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