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Lauren E. Powell

Divorce and separation Attorney at Grapevine, TX

4.7   13 reviews

also known as Lauren E. Timmerman Powell

  • State Years
    Texas - TX 13 years
    Michigan - MI 21 years
  • Licensed for 13 years
    State TX
    Acquired 2011
    Status
    Eligible to Practice in Texas No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 21 years
    State MI
    Acquired 2002
    Status
    Active in Good Standing No misconduct found

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

About Lauren

Learn Lauren’s areas of practice.

Why hire me? I'm different - I care, will listen to you, and will fight for you. My firm focuses in the areas of family law (divorce, child custody, child support, modification, enforcement), bankruptcy, probate and wills. I am Board Certified in Consumer Bankruptcy Law. I am very passionate about what I do, and love helping people with their legal and financial issues. We are client-focused and results driven. We have many office locations in the DFW area to better serve our clients.

 

 

 

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Location

Powell Law Offices
1235 S. Main St
Suite 270
Grapevine, TX, 76051
Powell Law Offices
1518 Legacy Dr.
Suite 112
Frisco, TX, 75034
Powell Law Offices (By appointment only)
13727 Noel Road Tower II
Suite 200
Dallas, TX, 75240
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Reviews

4.7 / 5.0
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Posted by Ouelette | January 10, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
A force to be reckoned with!
I hired Lauren for my divorce and am so happy I did. She scared the opposing counsel so much that we went to mediation and she negotiated an amazing settlement for me so that I can move on with my life. 5 stars!
Posted by anonymous | October 23, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Absolute Precision
I worked with Lauren and her team on my divorce and subsequent bankruptcy. She and her team are amazing! Lauren is laid back, but a tough negotiator in and out of the courtroom. She handled my case with precision, and I'm so glad I hired her! Thank you so much for your help!
Posted by Amanda | March 13, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
AMAZING!!
Oh my gosh! Lauren and her team are incredible! I had a very difficult divorce case with unique and scary issues, and a (now) ex-husband on the other side who comes from a very well-known, public family. I interviewed many divorce lawyers prior to hiring Lauren, and I'm so glad I chose her! She is smart as a whip, experienced, and a tiger in the courtroom, but nice, friendly and warm at the same time. She made herself available to me after business hours because of my work schedule, and she went above and beyond to make sure I got everything I needed in my divorce. I cannot recommend this firm enough! Thank you, Lauren, for helping me sleep at night after years of stress and worry!!!!
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Posted by anonymous | July 20, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Hire her before the other side does!
I had a contested custody case with some messy issues. Lauren was responsive, aggressive, and got an amazing outcome for me. When we went to court, the other lawyers and judges knew her. Highly recommended!
Posted by Tony | October 28, 2015
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| Hired Attorney
Saved my granddaughter's life!
Firstly we are so happy we had Lauren Powell act on our behalf; if references are ever required, please refer perspective clients to us. From one to ten, Powell Law Offices scored a Fifty! Lauren has given our granddaughter a chance of a new life surrounded by love, nurturing and discipline required to shape this little girl into a happy young lady. While saying her prayers the other evening at dinner she said," "Dear God, thank you for my grandpa, cause he keeps me safe". Both my wife and I looked at each other and about cried. Her comment was proof, we are on the right track. In a world I've been loosing faith in lately; there are two shining stars who have made our life so much easier and enjoyable, they are Suma Ananthaswamy and Lauren Powell! May God bless you both in all your endeavors in providing guidance to those who desperately need it.
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Posted by anonymous | April 4, 2015
Lifesaver!
Lauren is a wonderful person and attorney. Even when I was frustrated in my case because of my ex, she took time to explain why she was doing what she was doing, and always wanted me to understand. She won at court for me, and in the end, everything worked out. She was reasonable when she could be, and aggressive when she needed to be. I am so grateful to her for everything.
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Posted by anonymous | December 17, 2014
Wow
I hired Lauren for my divorce. I was stressed, worried, and didn't know where to turn. When I met with her, she was very realistic and reassuring about what I could expect. When we went to court the first time, she was amazing. The judge knew her, and about 5 other attorneys stopped to say hi in the hallway. She got me what I wanted and more than I expected. She always answered my questions and cared about me and my kids. I always knew what was going on with my case. Needless to say, my now ex-husband is not happy. :)
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Posted by Tim | December 17, 2013
Awesome divorce lawyer!
I hired Lauren as my divorce lawyer. I am so happy I did. She made me feel very comfortable, and was very realistic in terms of what I should expect in my case. She fought very hard for me, even when I was tired and wanted to quit, she encouraged me to keep going, and to see the big picture. I am so glad she did, because I ended up getting a great deal in the divorce - I kept property and money I thought I was going to lose. Thank you, Lauren!
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Posted by Sara | November 3, 2013
She won my case at the first court date!
I am so happy that I picked Lauren to be my attorney for my custody case. She always answered all my questions, even if I called or emailed her on the weekend, because I was so nervous about possibly losing my daughter. She told me what to expect, and we went to court and won my case on the first court date! The judge sided with us and my ex-husband dropped his case. She was awesome in court, very aggressive and was always very honest with me. I didn't have a lot of money and she still helped me. 5 stars.
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Posted by Paul | August 22, 2013
Lauren knows Bankruptcy Law!
Lauren was my bankruptcy attorney. It was a difficult time as I had been laid off, divorced a few years earlier and was about at the end of my rope. Lauren was a true breath of fresh air and I couldn't have been happier with the job she or her firm did for me. I'll never forget, while waiting to be called during my court time, the judge has chastised two separate attorneys for not having the correct forms completed or that they were unprepared. When it was my turn, Lauren took control and even though nothing was said, I could tell that the judge was impressed by Lauren's professionalism. It was a cake walk for me as it turned out and I was so happy with the results... and you will be too.
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Posted by anonymous | June 23, 2011
Great lawyer!
Lauren made us feel comfortable about having to file bankruptcy. She explained all of our options to us, and was very effective in her representation of us. One of our creditors filed something in our case trying to take our car, and Lauren fought the creditor in court and won! She is very nice, but tough when needed.
Posted by anonymous | April 7, 2010
Lauren is a wonderful attorney!
Lauren was so helpful throughout our case! We had a very complicated bankruptcy and were very nervous. Lauren was so nice and understanding! She kept us informed every step of the way and handled our case so well that we have referred her family and friends. She is highly recommended!
Posted by anonymous | October 8, 2013
False expectations & very misleading.
First consultation that was scheduled, She never showed up. Her assistant came an hour after the initial appointment time. Got charged full price. Gave her all necessary information on my case. Lauren seemed very nice & led me to believe everything would have a happy ending, so I felt comfortable & allowed her to work my case. I was told not to worry about anything. When the court date came & our case was called, she put me on the stand to be interrogated. I went in there VERY unprepared & unaware that this was going to take place. I looked like a fool not knowing what questions would be asked & how to answer them. (I feel she should have prepared me for the unexpected). I left the court room so upset & disappointed with her work. Still, she assured me she could take care of it. She was good about answering/calling back, when I had questions. Then I found out she was charging 250$ for EVERY phone call. 70$ for any call less than 5 min. READ HER CONTRACT BEFORE YOU SIGN ANYTHING!!!! Any motions or final orders she does for you, make sure you read through them as well. She's not worried about what the clients wants or needs unless you request them. Only the whatever is easiest. I strongly suggest spending an extra 1,000$ to provide yourself with an attorney that will look out for your best interest.
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Response from Lauren Powell November 3, 2013
I am sorry you feel negatively about your experience with our firm. As I have not had any negative feedback voiced to me directly, or in person, from any clients, I am a bit confused and surprised by this review. Please contact me directly so that I can address your concerns and ensure your questions are answered.
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Cost

Rates
  • Hourly Rates $ 325-395 per hour
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • President/CEO
  • Powell Law Offices
  • 2011 - Present
  • AVP & Counsel
  • AHMSI
  • 2011 - 2011
  • Bankruptcy Attorney
  • The Wright Firm LLP
  • 2010 - 2011
  • Attorney
  • Marrs & Terry, PLLC
  • 2009 - 2009
  • Managing Attorney, Bankruptcy
  • Schneiderman & Sherman, PC
  • 2006 - 2008
  • Attorney
  • Marrs & Terry, PLLC
  • 2004 - 2006
  • Attorney
  • Hammerschmidt, Stickradt & Associates
  • 2003 - 2004
  • Consultant, Global Tax & Legal Services
  • Deloitte, LLP
  • 2001 - 2003
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Education

  • Wayne State Law School
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2001
  • Wayne State University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1998

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Contested Divorce
  • We won
  • SAPCR
  • We won
  • Chapter 7 Case
  • We won
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Associations

  • Comity to Establish a Mortgage mediation Process in Bankruptcy Court
  • Co-chair
  • 2018 - Present
  • Mortgage Mediation Committee - Bankruptcy Section of State Bar of Texas (Committee to implement a mortgage mediation program in bankruptcy courts in Texas)
  • Technology and Document Subcommittee
  • 2017 - Present
  • Grapevine Chamber of Commerce
  • Sponsoring Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • Turnberry Association
  • Board of Directors
  • 2013 - Present
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Texas
  • Licensed Attorney
  • 2013 - Present
  • Denton County Bankruptcy Bar
  • Founding member
  • 2013 - Present
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Texas
  • Licensed Attorney
  • 2010 - Present
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Texas
  • Licensed Attorney
  • 2007 - Present
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Michigan
  • Licensed Attorney
  • 2004 - Present
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Michigan
  • Licensed Attorney
  • 2003 - Present
  • State Bar of Michigan
  • Member
  • N/A
  • State Bar of Texas
  • Member
  • N/A
  • National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Collin County Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Dallas Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • American Bankruptcy Institute
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Tarrant County Bar Association
  • Board of Directors
  • 2012 - 2013
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Languages Spoken

  • French

Honors and Awards

  • Top Ten Best Attorney
  • American Institute of Family Law Attorneys
  • 2019
  • Top Attorney of North America
  • Who's Who Top Attorneys of North America
  • 2019
  • Best Bankruptcy Attorney
  • D Magazine
  • 2018
  • Best Divorce Attorney
  • D Magazine
  • 2018
  • Best Bankruptcy Attorney
  • Fort Worth Magazine
  • 2018
  • Best Divorce Attorney
  • Fort Worth Magazine
  • 2018
  • Board Certification in Consumer Bankruptcy Law
  • American Board of Certification
  • 2018
  • Client Distinction Award
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2016
  • Client Distinction Award
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2015
  • Client Distinction Award
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2014
  • Client Distinction Award
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2013
  • Best Brief Writing - Moot Court
  • Wayne State University Law School
  • 2000
  • Moot Court
  • Wayne State University Law School
  • 2000
  • Membership
  • Phi Beta Kappa
  • 1998
  • Anthony Maiullo Memorial Academic Scholarship
  • Wayne State University Law School
  • 1998
  • Membership
  • Golden Key National Honor Society
  • 1998
  • Magna Cum Laude Bachelor's Degree
  • Wayne State University
  • 1998
  • Presidential Full Academic Scholarship
  • Wayne State University
  • 1994
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Publications

  • Grapevine Chamber of Commerce
  • Divorce and Your Assets
  • 2017
  • Journal of Law in Society
  • Reparations - Good or Bad
  • 1997

Speaking Engagements

  • Protecting Your Assets
  • Divorce and Wills
  • 2017
  • Michigan Bankruptcy Legal Conference
  • Consumer Bankruptcy
  • 2017
  • Grapevine Chamber of Commerce Women's Division Luncheon
  • Family Law
  • 2016
  • Regus Business Forum
  • Getting Divorced? Here's What To Do
  • 2015
  • Richardson Senior Expo
  • Common Myths About Wills
  • 2014
  • The 10 Myths of Bankruptcy - Is Bankruptcy a Good Option For You?
  • Bankruptcy
  • 2010
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Attorney endorsements

Received (6)
Given (7)
Endorse Lauren
Family Attorney | Jul 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. She is dedicated to being a strong advocate for her clients and has the experience one looks for in a great attorney."
Unknown Attorney | Nov 21
Relationship: Other
"Lauren is extremely knowledgeable and beyond competent; she cares about her clients and about the law. Highly recommended."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Jul 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Lauren is AWESOME! She is aggressive, straight forward and to the point. She has a vast amount of experience and truly does a great job in guiding her client through the process."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Jun 08
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer. If you want an attorney that knows the ins and outs of bankruptcy law, Lauren is the person to use. She is very knowledgeable, extremely friendly, and an all-around great attorney."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Jul 01
Relationship: Supervised lawyer
"I endorse this lawyer's work. Lauren is a great bankruptcy lawyer. Lauren cares about her clients. Lauren's practice is not a bankruptcy mill like some lawyers and she seeks to give clients the personal attention they need during a difficult process."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Apr 07
Relationship: Co-worker
"Lauren provided exceptional service to our clients at Marrs & Terry, PLLC. Additionally, she was a valuable source of information."
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