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Lauren D. Cirlin
  • Associate Attorney, 2008
  • Associate Attorney, 2008
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San Mateo, CA
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Lauren D. Cirlin joined Viola Law Firm as an Associate Attorney in 2008; she became Partner in 2015. Lauren has practiced Family Law exclusively throughout her legal career, working on highly contested cases including those involving complex marital property issues and related business litigation. She has successfully helped clients resolve their child custody disputes in the courtroom through private judging, mediation, and settlement. Past clients have also sought Lauren’s counsel in child and spousal support issues, domestic violence prevention, and the establishment of paternity as well as grandparent visitation. Lauren is a Certified Family Law Specialist, certified by the State Bar of California, Board of Legal Specialization.

While attending law school at the University of San Francisco, she was instrumental in founding the USF Family Law Association. She served as co-president of the Association and was actively involved in organizing programs and sustaining membership. Under her leadership, the Family Law Association developed into an established campus organization and has continued to grow since.

Lauren was selected by “Super Lawyers” magazine as a Northern California Rising Star for the years 2013 through 2017. Each year, fewer than 5% of lawyers in California receive the Rising Star recognition.

Areas of Practice

  • Family Law
  • Personal Injury
  • Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • California
  • California State Courts and Courts of Appeal
  • Supreme Court of California


  • University of San Francisco School of Law, San Francisco, California
    • J.D. - 2006
  • University of California, Los Angeles, California
    • B.A. - 2002
    • Major: Psychology
    • Major: Diversified Liberal Arts

Honors and Awards

  • Northern California Rising Star

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • San Mateo County Bar Association, Member
  • American Bar Association, Member
  • The American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, Member
  • National Institute for Trial Advocacy, Program Graduate, Deposition Skills and Building Trial Skills
  • USF Family Law Association, Co-president