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Lauren Jay Carrington Smyth

Family Attorney at San Antonio, TX

4.9   96 reviews
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  • State Years
    Dist. of Columbia - DC 17 years
    Texas - TX 18 years
  • Licensed for 17 years
    State DC
    Acquired 2006
    Status
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 18 years
    State TX
    Acquired 2005
    Status
    Eligible to Practice in Texas No misconduct found

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

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BORN IN SAN ANTONIO, TEXAS, LAUREN STUDIED AT THE UNIVERSITY OF HOUSTON LAW CENTER, UT AUSTIN, AND OXFORD INSTITUTE OF LEGAL PRACTICE (OXFORD UNIVERSITY, UK). HAVING PRACTICED AT LEADING BIG CITY FIRMS AND FORTUNE 500 COMPANIES – SUCH AS JONES DAY, JPMORGAN CHASE, MITSUBISHI AND RBS.

Carrington Smyth PLLC is a San Antonio-based law firm dedicated to criminal defense, litigation and divorce.

Born in San Antonio, trained in London with dual UK and Texas Bar qualifications, Lauren Smyth trained as a Senior Attorney and Vice President in leading big City firms and Fortune 500 Companies such as Jones Day, JPMorgan Chase & Co, Mitsubishi UFJ Securities Int. PLC and The Royal Bank of Scotland.

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Lauren Jay is licensed to practice law in Texas (2005), Washington, DC (2006) and England and Wales (2011).

PRINCIPAL OFFICE SAN ANTONIO, TEXAS. AUSTIN OFFICE REST OF WORLD BY APPOINTMENT ONLY.

Awards

Client's Choice 2023,2022,2021,2019,2018,2017,2016,2015
Client's Choice
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Reviews

4.9 / 5.0
  96 customer reviews
Client's Choice 2023
Client's Choice
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Posted by Jordan | September 5, 2017
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Great lawyer
Great lawyer got me exactly what I wanted. On time and great in the court room. Couldn't be any happier with anyone else
Posted by Thomas | August 10, 2017
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Best Ever !!!!
After Months Of Trying To Get Justice Lauren Walks In The Court Room With Up Most Respect And Handled My Situation Like a Boss I Couldn't Be More relieved ever!!!! I'm so Happy And Would recommend Her To Anybody On This Earth Thank you So Much Lauren And Company thank you Leon
Posted by anonymous | December 6, 2023
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For the good Fathers, fighting for their children…
My soon to be ex wife, up and left the state with my children with no notice. It was devastating, to say the least. As soon as I consulted with Mrs. Carrington Smyth, she was with me every step of the way. She was attentive and obviously cared about this case and the outcome of my children. She is a God send and I am hopeful to have my babies back and cannot be thankful enough. I pray our future goes well and I’m sure it will be with Her on the case.
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Posted by Maureen | October 26, 2023
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Child Custody / Divorce
Lauren helped me with my custody battle and divorce. I had a previous attorney who I felt like Lauren was just cleaning up after. She was always available via email or phone. We ended up getting 50/50 split with the exact visitation I wanted. She has also gotten me divorced way sooner than I expected!!! Lauren is very honest, blunt , and very well at communicating her strategy. She’s is pricey, but money was well spent. Highly recommend!!!
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Posted by Brandi | June 23, 2023
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Highly recommend
I recently worked with Lauren Carrington Smyth for my child custody case and I couldn't have been happier with her service. Ms. Smyth was always professional, patient, and attentive to my needs, which made the whole process much smoother. She was responsive to my calls and emails, and always took the time to answer my questions thoroughly. I highly recommend Ms. Smyth for anyone who needs a family law attorney, especially in child custody cases. I was very pleased with the outcome of my case and would definitely use her services again in the future. Thank you, Ms. Smyth, for your excellent work!
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Posted by Brandon | May 30, 2023
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Child Support/Divorce
I had a very tricky situation with the AG office and was not very hopeful of resolving until I connected with Lauren. Basically I was in arrears over $100k which I was unaware of (very long story). In any event I was able to provide some evidence/proof to Lauren and she fought long and hard with the AG to get it down to $6k. I also coupled this with a divorce as well. I gave Lauren all the information she needed and she ran with it. We would check in and get updated weekly. Everything from child support and divorce was in my favor. Lauren is a fantastic lawyer who truly works and cares about her clients. Hiring Lauren was the best decision I ever made. I highly recommend Lauren to represent you! Great job Lauren!!!!!
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Posted by anonymous | March 22, 2023
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Child Custody
Lauren Smyth has been attentive and very helpful in getting my rights back to visitation of my two girls. They had been estranged by their narcissistic father for several years with NO contact. I'm thankful and forever grateful to have gotten to this point with the help of Lauren Smyth. Although I only get to see them 1 day every other weekend, that will be changing soon! The girls and I have a wonderful bond formed again just over the course of 6 months now! Needless to say, 1 day just is not enough for any of us. We all look forward to having more time together with the services of Lauren Smyth! Highly, highly recommend.
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Posted by Jason | November 1, 2022
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A job well done
Being a male in a divorce it usually doesn’t go well but with Laurens’ help and advise the process was as good as can be.
Posted by Miosha | August 31, 2022
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God Is Good
I really appreciate everything you have done for me. When I first came across your law firm online I was told I had the best attorney for the job and might I say I was very please with the Dedication. I highly recommend your law firm to represent anyone looking for an attorney. I will also be sure to share with my friends and family.
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Posted by Nicole | August 11, 2022
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Awesome
Lauren and her team are GREAT... Even when i was being a bug... She helped me every step of the way and help me when I had trouble understanding documents definitely recommended.....
Posted by anonymous | July 19, 2022
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A Great Help
Lauren and her team has been patient with me and very informative regarding the divorce process. She answered any questions that I had in a professional and timely manner. Easy to work with. Very personable and made me feel comfortable throughout the entire time working with her. Definitely recommend
Posted by Mary | July 9, 2022
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Best at what she does!!!
Lauren help me Handle my separation perfectly! The is friendly, professional and knows her stuff! I definitely recommend her to anyone looking to get a Divorce or separation.
Posted by Danielle | May 26, 2022
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So Helpful!
I was very unsure of how to get a divorce, the process, and everything I needed to do for it. I had no clue where my now ex was and how to get a divorce from him. So I have put this off for years. From my first phone call to get information, the staff was friendly, informative, and made the process easy for me. They answered all my questions in a timely manner. She made the process very easy for me. The process of filling out the paperwork, getting the information I needed and all the steps I needed to take were very clear and easy to follow. I am very satisfied with the work she did. I highly recommend her. I am really glad I hired her. Anyone looking for a default divorce I recommend her.
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Posted by Jose | May 5, 2022
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Best Decision Anyone Can Make
Lauren was the best thing that could have happened to me while handling matters with family law. She was always there to answer questions and reassure me that she would fight for me and not back down. She was very knowledgeable and knows what she is doing when it comes the laws . Honestly if you want someone who will fight for you and not back down Lauren is the person you need .
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Posted by Harri | March 15, 2022
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Lauren Smyth
Lauren is working on a child custody case and she explains everything every step of the way she makes me feel like I matter in this case her spirit is compassionate it's empathetic and sympathetic and she wants what's best for my child I appreciate everything that she has done and I want to thank her for the of my heart may God continue to bless her and the lives she touches.
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Posted by Blanca | January 17, 2022
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Highly Recommended - DWI Case
Lauren Smyth and Carrington Smyth PLLC is a smart, compassionate and professional lawyer. She is very positive and supportive. She went for probation on this case and her expertise, hard work and knowledge in the law earned her a win. She has a big heart and truly cares for those she represents. We are very grateful to Lauren and would highly recommend her to friends and anyone looking for a good lawyer.
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Posted by Stephen | January 7, 2022
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Grate experience
Lauren and her team were very knowledgeable and willing to do whatever it takes to get what needs to be done. Highly recommend thank you so much for everything.
Posted by anonymous | January 5, 2022
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Divorce/Criminal Case
Lauren did an excellent job with both my divorce & criminal case. It was tough dealing with a district attorney who “doesn’t take a case unless she knows she’ll win” but guess what? Lauren was able to pull it off & we got what we wanted! Thanks Lauren!
Posted by Albert | December 2, 2021
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Consistency
Ms Lauren did a very excellent job assisting me in seeking custody of my children she made it easy and stress free . I was under a very outdated and inconsistent court order I'm a father fighting to be in my children's life's she will make it priority to make sure you have a fair trial I trust her all the way and plan to stay with her SHE GETS....EXCELLENCE BEYOND EXCELLENCE
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Posted by Steve | September 1, 2021
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Professional
Prompt service, the court system is a ruthless environment no one wants to enter alone.
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Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Vice President & Legal Counsel
  • The Royal Bank of Scotland PLC
  • 2010 - 2014
  • Senior Vice President & Legal Counsel
  • Mitsubishi UFJ Securities International PLC
  • 2008 - 2010
  • Legal Counsel, Equity Derivatives
  • JP Morgan Chase Investment Bank
  • 2007 - 2008
  • International Litigation (Spanish language)
  • Jones Day
  • 2006 - 2007
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Education

  • University of Houston Law Center
  • Doctorate of Jurisprudence
  • 2005
  • University of Texas at Austin
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2001

Sample of Legal Cases

  • DISMISSED X 2 (HABITUAL OFFENDER)
  • DISMISSED
  • DWI DISMISSED
  • DISMISSED
  • AGGRAVATED ASSAULT OF A PUBLIC SERVANT-NOT GUILTY
  • NOT GUILTY
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Associations

  • San Antonio Public Library Foundation
  • Board Member
  • 2014 - 2019

Languages Spoken

  • Spanish
  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Top 100 Criminal Defense
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2021
  • Top 40 Under 40
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2021
  • Top 40 Under 40
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2020
  • Top 10 Best Attorney in Texas
  • American Institute of Criminal Law Attorneys
  • 2020
  • Client's Choice
  • Avvo
  • 2019
  • Top 10 Best Attorney in Texas
  • American Institute of Criminal Law Attorneys
  • 2019
  • Top 40 Under 40
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2019
  • Ten Best Attorneys
  • American Institute of Criminal Law Attorneys
  • 2018
  • Client's Choice
  • Avvo
  • 2018
  • Ten Best Female Attorney
  • American Institute of DUI/DWI Attorneys
  • 2017
  • Client's Choice
  • Avvo
  • 2017
  • Client's Choice
  • Avvo
  • 2016
  • Ten Best Female Attorney
  • American Institute of DUI/DWI Attorneys
  • 2016
  • Top 10 Female Criminal Defense Attorney - Texas
  • The National Trial Lawyers
  • 2016
  • Best of San Antonio 2016 - Law Firm
  • San Antonio Award Program
  • 2016
  • 10 Best for Client Satisfaction
  • American Institute of Criminal Law Attorneys
  • 2016
  • Top 40 Under 40 - Criminal Defense
  • The National Trial Lawyers
  • 2016
  • Top 100 Criminal Defense Trial Lawyer
  • The National Trial Lawyers
  • 2016
  • Client's Choice
  • Avvo
  • 2015
  • London Community Star Award
  • The Royal Bank of Scotland PLC
  • 2013
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Publications

Speaking Engagements

  • University of Houston Law Center
  • Texas Deceptive Trade Practices Act
  • 2005

Attorney endorsements

Received (8)
Given (11)
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Unknown Attorney | Aug 23
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"Incredible Attorney that has taught me the art of advocacy. She's the X-factor that clients are always looking for in getting the best representation. I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. She has the experience and is a fighter!! I highly recommend her!"
Unknown Attorney | May 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Lauren is an exceptional attorney with a great reputation within the legal community. She is a dedicated and hard-working attorney who delivers results for her clients. I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Dec 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Lauren is a great attorney with passion for her work. Her dedication to her clients is second to none."
Criminal defense Attorney | Dec 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Lauren is a zealous advocate for her clients. She is always at the courthouse early mornings and late afternoons making sure every client's needs are met. She is personable, easy to work with, and has an impressive amount of trial experience."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Oct 29
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Lauren was a pleasure to work with on a case. She was an excellent advocate for her client but also reasonable when negotiating. Definitely look forward to working with her again!"
Divorce and separation Attorney | Sep 07
Relationship: Friend
"I endorse this lawyer. Lauren is plain and simple the hardest working, smartest, most innovative, passionate, and professional lawyer I know. You need her on your side."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Mar 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Lauren and I went through University of Houston Law Center together, 2002-2005. She is a very, sincere, kind and creative person. I'm really glad she is practicing family law, such a good fit for her."
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San Antonio Family Lawyer Lauren Jay Carrington Smyth
Lauren Jay Carrington Smyth
Family Attorney
San Antonio, TX
Licensed for 18 years
Virtual consultation available