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Lauren Schultz

Divorce and separation Attorney at Salt Lake City, UT

4.9   22 reviews

also known as Lauren T Brown-Washburn

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  • Licensed for 11 years
    State UT
    Acquired 2012
    Status
    Active No misconduct found

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

About Lauren

Learn Lauren’s areas of practice.

5
Practice areas
  1. Divorce and separation
    40%
    Includes child custody, child support, alimony, division of marital assets, protective orders, mediation, modifications, contested divorces, uncontested divorces, and QDRO's.

    9 years

  2. Child custody
    35%

  3. Child support
    10%

  4. Uncontested divorce
    10%

  5. Family
    5%

    9 years

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Aggressive representation from an attorney that cares about you, your children, and your assets.  Lauren is very responsive to clients.  Lauren is aggressive in her legal writings and has extensive court experience.  Lauren is willing to negotiate a fair settlement for you or take your case to trial.  Lauren currently works in the areas of divorce, custody, parentage/paternity, retirement division (QDRO’s), juvenile issues, protective orders, and general civil litigation. 

Prior to joining Arnold & Wadsworth, Lauren earned her Political Science degree from the University of Utah and her Juris Doctor from the S.J. Quinney College of Law, University of Utah. As a law student, Lauren received the CALI Award for Comparative Family Law and received a Pro Bono Certificate for her volunteer work with the Family Law Clinic. Lauren previously worked as a legal intern with the Legal Aid Society, Lokken & Associates, and the Guardian ad Litem’s office.

 

 

Awards

Client's Choice 2015
Client's Choice
2015

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Location

Lauren Schultz
465 South 400 East, Suite 100
Salt Lake City, UT, 84111
Weber County and North
298 24th Street, #230
Ogden, UT, 84401
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Reviews

4.9 / 5.0
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Client's Choice 2015
Client's Choice
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Posted by Sarah | September 28, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Professional, Caring and a strong Advocate.
Lauren was phenomenal and really advocated for me during a very stressful time. Lauren supported me through my relocation hearing. Lauren answered all of my questions and was very prepared for my hearing. I was very happy with the results of my hearing. Lauren is caring and a strong advocate for her clients. I highly recommend her.
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Posted by AP | August 11, 2022
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Knowledgeable and articulate
Lauren represented me for over two years on a very complex 8-year long divorce and custody case. She is extremely knowledgeable, articulate, professional, and effective in a court setting. She has also been extremely responsive and caring in our communications, especially when it comes to custody. She always came up with good strategies and arguments and the way she works is thorough and methodical. I was grateful to have Lauren on my side - highly recommend!
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Posted by Greg | March 6, 2022
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Great Attorney
Lauren helped me resolve a dispute I had with my divorce. She took the time to listen to my concerns and addressed every one of them. She explained to me the legal process and what could happen. This was all before I retained her. Once I retained her, she went to work and did an incredible job. In the end, our outcome was positive. I would and have recommended her. I will continue to do so.
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Posted by Ruth | September 16, 2021
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Amazing Attorney
When I first set out to find a lawyer to counsel me through my divorce / child custody I did not expect to find someone so caring, understanding, competent, and confident with a strong fight on my behalf. Lauren was always quick to respond to me and my concerns as well as a good listener. She was patient with me throughout the process. In court she spoke intelligently and poslihed on my behalf., which helped me WIN custody of my children and what was fair in the divorce. When negotiations were required and she gave me thoughtful and helpful insight where compromise was inevitable. Divorce is a hard process and she made it manageable and gave me hope during a difficult time. The financial commitment was absolutely worth every penny and I appreciated her extreme consideration where charges were concerned. She very fair snd resonable with her charges. I am unbelievably impressed by Lauren and her team. Hiring Lauren was the absolute best decision I made regarding my divorce snd child custody case and I HIGHLY recommend her to anyone!
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Posted by anonymous | September 15, 2021
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Expert Divorce Attorney
I feel I could not have had a better attorney to help me with my high conflict divorce. Lauren was professional, organized, extremely knowledgeable and gave me nothing but important and relevant advice. My situation was a domestic violence case and I was frequently afraid. Lauren took measures to implement orders that would protect me throughout the entire divorce. She validated my concerns and insecurities. She responded to my emails and phone calls in a very timely manner. She worked hard and made me feel like my case was the only case she was working on. I really appreciated her attention to everything surrounding the situation. Even though no one wins in divorce, I walked away with complete satisfaction knowing that Lauren did everything she could to get the best possible outcome for me and my children. The outcome I received was close to the best I could hope for and I am nothing but satisfied. I would (and have) recommend Lauren to anyone who needs a professional, knowledgeable, hardworking, understanding attorney.
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Posted by anonymous | April 3, 2021
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Spectacular Lawyer
Lauren is dedicated, hard working, and fights for her clients. Her knowledge and skill with law goes beyond just books as her incredible level of professionalism is clearly seen in her natural talent and devotion to her vocation. She really cares! Lauren took my difficult case, advocated for the best outcome, guided me through the mind boggling court system, and got expedient results that exceeded my expectations. I highly recommend her and the law firm she represents.
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Posted by Jamie | September 4, 2020
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Amazing Lawyer
Lauren has been wonderful to work with on my custody case. She is supportive, extremely knowledgeable, responsive and strait forward. She took the time to really understand my case which had gone on for years before I found her. I am so grateful for her help and kindness and couldn't recommend her more highly.
Posted by Angela | August 31, 2020
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So far, so good
Lauren was very supportive & knowledgable. Not only did she care to hear my situation but she genuinely seemed to care about my feelings and my pocketbook. She was willing, confident & seemed honest! You can’t ask for more than that. I really suggest her for your Court beers
Posted by Jac | January 13, 2020
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About Lauren Shultz
I was in a very difficult situation with my now ex-wife. Being blind sided for a divorce was the last thing I would have ever thought to see coming after 30 years of marriage. I was referred to Lauren by another attorney and was not misled by that referral. We met and Lauren took down notes asked great questions and I feel I was never once over charged for her time or her expertise in her field of law. With that being said I feel she wasted no time on any settling of our affairs and perfectly direct but compassionate. Lauren took one of the hardest things in my life to face and made it bearable. I would recommend Lauren without hesitation to anyone.
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Posted by Karen | May 31, 2018
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Excellent Lawyer! Professional, Knowledgeable, Confident!
Lauren Schultz has been absolutely incredible in her knowledge, professionalism, and handling of my case. In one of the most difficult and stressful times of my life, her abilities and professionalism have honestly made this heavy situation a lighter one to carry. She makes sure to clearly understand the issues I face, the specific goals I have, the concerns I have, and the direction I want to move in. She listens, takes me seriously, and makes certain the options she presents align strongly with my goals, and that they are viable and strong options. She is upfront with no hidden agendas. She seems to genuinely care about what is best for me and for my children, and it reflects in the way she is able to powerfully articulate her arguments, both on paper, and in court. She is concise, confident, knows her stuff, and knows her way around the court room, helping me to feel at ease in a place that can feel so stressful and intense. She definitely has my back. She returns emails and phone calls promptly, and makes me feel as if my case is genuinely important to her. I would most definitely recommend her to my closest friends, family, or anyone else looking for a stellar lawyer.
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Posted by Britt | May 25, 2018
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Lauren is amazing
I hired Lauren as my attorney for a high conflict property settlement case with my ex husband. She was so easy to work with leading up to trial and would respond quickly to any question I had. At trial she was well prepared, well spoken, and she had my back on every issue. She also would listen and voice everything that I thought was pertinent during the course of the trial. She was so great to work with and I would gladly do it again if the need arises.
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Posted by anonymous | May 24, 2018
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Best Lawyer I Could Ask For
I consulted several lawyers before I hired Lauren for my divorce, every single one of them told me what I wanted to hear not what the real expectations should be in my situation. Lauren was straight up, honest, gets right to the point and is right up front about the estimated costs. I have had to hire her more than once to help with custody issues and I will continue to use her every time without hesitation. I couldn't be happier with the end results of my divorce decree.
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Posted by anonymous | January 31, 2018
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Review on Divorce Case
I am very glad I was referred to Lauren and hired her as my lawyer for my divorce. Lauren is responsive to all questions and inquiries. She guided me through a difficult divorce. She was honest and straightforward with me regarding divorce law. Yet, at the same time, she was caring and very easy to talk with. I also felt supported and well represented with Lauren. She communicated with me effectively and in a timely manner. I believe Lauren’s experience and skills led to a positive mediation for my divorce and I feel confident I will be financially stable. I highly recommend Lauren as a lawyer.
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Posted by Heidi | August 25, 2016
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Lauren is amazing
We love Lauren. She's an amazing lawyer. She always responds quickly and gives the best advice. She works with my schedule and my desired out come. She is upfront about everything. Her office is easy to work with as well. They will remind me about appointments with her. I've never had a problem. If you're looking for a great lawyer, here she is. She was upfront about her fees and her office has been incredibly easy to work with when paying those fees. What I like best is the options she gives concerning the outcome. She doesn't mess around and won't fill you with expectations that can't be met. Well worth the money!!
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Posted by Darrin | August 24, 2016
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10/10 Professional and Caring
Taking a moment here to review Lauren. I may be naive, but I didn't know what to expect when seeking legal counsel for a difficult and emotionally devastating divorce. Lauren did an amazing job of walking me through my options... especially with regards to alimony, and parenting/custody rights. I appreciated her personalized and caring approach. I tend to ask a lot of questions and she took the extra time to make sure I knew what was happening throughout the divorce process. Not sure if they ever read these things... but thanks Lauren, you are awesome.
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Posted by Seth | February 17, 2015
Excellent Lawyer
Lauren is an excellent lawyer that went above and beyond to help me out with my custody case that a different lawyer dropped the ball on. She handled everything for me perfectly and in a timely manner and I am very grateful she was able to help me out with my case. I would highly recommend her to anyone that needs a great lawyer!
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Posted by Kevin | February 4, 2015
Lauren Schultz Is A Awesome Lawyer
Lauren is a outstanding lawyer. She has worked very hard on my case and is very knowledgeable. She is very professional and informative. She helped me to learn and know what my rights are as a client. I would recomend her at the highest level. I'm very greatful for all she has done for me and my family. She has good work ethic and great advise. Even when decisions are hard to make. Thanks so much Lauren for everything.
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Posted by Wendy | February 3, 2015
Lauren was wonderful!
Lauren was great to work with before, during, and after my divorce. She helped me stay focused on the key legal points, assured me of what was true and what was false in regard to what my ex was threatening, and always answered my questions quickly and thoroughly. She was conscientious of the fact that time is money to us both and didn't charge me excessively. Lauren is professional, knowledgeable, considerate, confidant, and kind while still sticking to business. She understood that I didn't want to exchange hostilities with my ex but made it clear she'd fight hard for me if necessary. She wasn't intimidated by my ex's lawyer and it's obvious she doesn't use intimidation as a tactic either. Behind her soft, high voice is the strength of someone with confidence, talent, and skill. I really appreciated how she understood my situation and pursued a realistic, fair, and positive outcome. She's very trustworthy and I knew I could tell her anything in confidence. She helped me stay calm and focused throughout mediation and helped secure me a much better than I thought possible. She explained the various aspects of the settlement so I wouldn't be surprised by something later. She also informed me of my rights in pursuing a safe, peaceful post-divorce life. She's also been great answering my follow-up questions. I HIGHLY recommend Lauren to anyone seeking a fair, reasonable, and drama-free divorce.
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Posted by Eric | January 27, 2015
A true professional that actually cares!
Lauren should be the attorney that you hire, plain and simple. A true professional that actually cares, about you, your case, the laws and rules. She is very well organized allowing her to focus on your case and not the clutter. All of her documents are extremely precise and to the point which is exactly what you want and need in a lawyer. From my experience with other lawyers and the courts through my divorce it was all too often that an attorney would let you ramble on and not get to the point, to include them trying to place the confusing dialog into court papers. With Lauren you wont have that problem, she not only knows the laws, rules and codes, she also knows what the courts want and need to hear. And that is the facts without the fluff. So if you want an attorney who is going to go that extra mile with you, HIRE Lauren! Thank you again Lauren for all that you do!
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Posted by Debbie | January 12, 2015
The best Lawyer I have ever had.
Lauren does fabulous work. She always responds back in a timely manner and is always on top of things. This fearless leader gets the dirty work done. I will never use another lawyer again. She helped mop up my other lawyers mistakes and went above and beyond. Lauren helped my terrible situation be not so terrible any more. I wish I had Lauren be my lawyer the first time around. I never would've had any mistakes. Thank you Lauren.
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Cost

Rates
  • Hourly Rates $ 300-300 per hour
  • Retainer Always
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Arnold & Wadsworth
  • 2013 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Feller & Wendt
  • 2012 - 2013

Education

  • University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2012

Associations

  • Utah Leadership Academy 2018
  • Member
  • 2018 - Present
  • Women Lawyer's of Utah
  • N/A
  • Utah State Bar, Family Law Section
  • N/A
  • Utah State Bar, Litigation Section
  • N/A
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Rising Stars
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2022
  • Utah Legal Elite
  • Utah Business Magazine
  • 2020
  • Top 10 Attorney in Family Law
  • Attorney and Practice Magazine
  • 2019
  • Top 40 Under 40
  • The National Advocates
  • 2018
  • 10 Best Attorneys: Client Satisfaction
  • American Institute of Family Law Attorneys
  • 2017
  • 2016 Client Satisfaction Award
  • American Institute of Family Law Attorneys
  • 2016
  • Top 10 Attorney Award
  • National Academy Of Personal Injury Attorneys
  • 2015
  • 10 Best Under 40
  • American Institute of Family Law Attorneys
  • 2015
  • 2015 Client Satisfaction Award
  • American Institute of Family Law Attorneys
  • 2015
  • Pro Bono Law Firm of the year
  • Utah State Bar
  • 2014
  • CALI Award - Comparative Family Law
  • S.J. Quinney College of Law
  • 2012
  • Pro Bono Certificate
  • S.J. Quinney College of Law
  • 2012
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Publications

Attorney endorsements

Received (22)
Given (32)
Endorse Lauren
Family Attorney | Nov 01
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Aug 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Excellent attorney. Outstanding reputation."
Unknown Attorney | Apr 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Ms. Shultz is a talented attorney and any client would be in good hands with her as counsel. I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Aug 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I highly endorse Mrs. Schultz. Very experienced and caring attorney who produces great results in representing clients! I want all people with legal problems to contact her first."
Family Attorney | May 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Lauren Schultz is a very knowledgeable attorney, and an effective advocate on behalf of her clients. She is well regarded in the legal field."
Unknown Attorney | May 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Keen attention to detail with exceptional client service. I endorse this lawyer."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Apr 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Ms. Schultz is an excellent family law attorney who strives to represent and advocate for her clients in the best ways possible. Over the many years I've seen her in action, I've always been impressed by her energy and diligence. I highly recommend her to anyone looking for an accomplished family law attorney."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Mar 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
General practice Attorney | Feb 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Jan 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Lauren is a sharp attorney practicing Divorce and Family Law. Lauren is professional, compassionate and hardworking. Lauren does her best to secure a favorable outcome for her clients."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Jan 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"If you want a great divorce lawyer, look no further. Lauren is sensitive to her clients needs yet tough in court at the same time"
Divorce and separation Attorney | Jan 15
Relationship: Other
"Lauren is an outstanding divorce attorney and has the skills and knowledge to competently represent her clients and get the best results. I highly recommend her."
Family Attorney | Jan 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Lauren is an excellent attorney. She is conscientious and diligent and works hard to provide the highest level of service to her clients. She is also one of the kindest, most thoughtful people you will have the pleasure of meeting."
Unknown Attorney | Jan 15
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Jan 15
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Jan 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Top-notch attorney. Highly respected in the legal community."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Nov 17
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Nov 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Ms. Schultz. She is an experienced attorney and a fierce advocate for her clients."
Unknown Attorney | Nov 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Ms. Schultz is experienced and a strong advocate for her clients. I endorse this lawyer."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Nov 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Lauren is Incredibly caring and knowledgeable, especially when it comes to Family Law matters. I would have no issue recommending Lauren to my own family and friends. I endorse this lawyer."
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