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Ms. Friend is an experienced divorce and family litigator and mediator, and has extensive experience in both New York and New Jersey. Before forming the Lauren Friend Law P.C., Lauren had litigated over 500 divorces and family court matters. Ms. Friend received her cum laude B.A. in English from College of the Holy Cross in Worcester, Massachusetts, and her cum laude law degree from New York Law School in downtown Manhattan. Lauren is the New York State Women’s Bar Association Matrimonial and Family Law Co-Chair. Ms. Friend is admitted in New York State as well as in the Southern and Eastern Federal Districts, and in New Jersey State and Federal Courts.


As a trial attorney, Lauren is an expert at evidentiary rules and tactics, as well as New York and New Jersey court procedures. However, as a mediator, Ms. Friend is aware of alternative dispute resolution techniques that may salvage otherwise protracted litigation scenarios. In addition, Ms. Friend has extensive Family Law experience ranging from custody, child support, and visitation to orders of protection and paternity matters.


Lauren Friend is well-skilled in determining those situations that require a relatively simple and amicable mediation and settlement negotiation, as opposed to those requiring complex financial discovery, custody litigation, and forensic involvement. Ms. Friend expresses constant commitment, patience, and dedication to her clients whether through composed mediation methods or intricate and aggressive litigation.


Contact info

Law Office of Lauren M. Friend

305 Broadway Fl 7
New York, NY, 10007-1134

Practice areas


  1. Divorce: 50%
  2. Family: 50%


Payment types:

Cash, Check

Attorney endorsements

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  • John P. Buza

    Lauren is a very competent lawyer whose knowledge in Family and Matrimonial Law is unmatched. I would enthusiastically recommend her to anyone in need of a lawyer. I endorse her.


    John Buza Criminal defense Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Keith Scott Orenstein

    I recently concluded a Family Court matter in which Lauren had been appointed as the Attorney for the Child. Throughout the proceeding, Lauren demonstrated a combination of skills rare in our community: knowledge of the law, effective advocacy, and civility. She is a consummate professional. I strongly endorse Lauren to anyone in need of an outstanding family law attorney.


    Keith Orenstein Divorce and separation Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter


NYCurrently registered 200603/07/2016
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Award nameGrantorDate granted
Cum laudeHarlan Scholarship2005
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Sole proprietorLauren Friend Law P.C.2015 - Present
Association namePosition nameDuration
New York Women's Bar AssociationMatrimonial and Family Law Co-ChairN/A
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
New York Law SchoolLawJD - Juris DoctorN/A