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Lauren Michele Fair

Family Attorney at La Mesa, CA

5.0   15 reviews
  • Licensed for 15 years
    State CA
    Acquired 2008
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Fair Cadora, APC
8220 University Avenue
Suite 201
La Mesa, CA, 91942

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Posted by Desiree | December 2, 2020
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Review for Attorney Lauren Fair
I worked with Lauren Fair and her staff for over a year and a half. The entire time they were responsive, professional, honest and very informative. Lauren walked me through the entire process step by step. When a court date or decision needed to be made. She was honest and prepared me for all the scenarios. Her knowledge and commitment to her work shows. I always received timely responses from her and all staff members. I can not thank them enough for all they did for me. I am now divorced and was granted an out of state move away. I highly recommend Lauren Fair. Not only is she a great attorney but she truly has your best interest at heart.
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Posted by Elaine | August 15, 2019
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Professional, sharp and knowledgeable!
Family law situations I’m sure are never pleasant and we had a particularly unique one. Lauren was professional, sharp, knowledgeable and definitely made me feel at ease knowing that my case was being worked on efficiently and with clear communication. She empathized and knew how sensitive the situation was for me and worked diligently to ensure we were ready for the hearing. When she spoke for me at my hearing, she presented my case in a way I could not have done on my own with all I had emotionally invested. She was thoughtful in her choice of words and her demeanor in court and was very well prepared. I couldn’t be happier with the outcome and my representatives at Fair Cadora, because when it comes to fighting for what you love most in this world, you really can’t put a price on it.
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Posted by Janice | March 8, 2019
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My experience with Lauren Fair of Fair Cadora Family Law is that she is a true professional, extremely capable, efficient and was both connected to and invested in my case … which was the Registration of a Foreign Support Order, from a foreign country. After contacting Fair Cadora, Lauren Fair returned my phone call within one hour. I was heading back overseas, however, upon my return in May 2018, I contacted Lauren again, this time with all my documents and asked the question, “Can I do this?” She must have spent some hours going through all my documents and wrote back – Yes, we can do this. This gave me hope! My contact with Ms. Fair was always quick and to the point and extremely professional and informed. She clearly knew what she was talking about. I also felt that she empathized with my situation. I also felt like she gave me her full attention. This gave me more hope! I felt that I could trust her judgment without question and in fact I absolutely trusted her at her word. I had a positive outcome to my case which is due fully to the efficient handling of my case by Ms. Fair and her associate Lindsay Sudman. I am forever grateful for my experience with Ms. Fair. Clearly at Fair Cadora they are a fine tuned team! I feel super lucky to have “found” Fair Cadora Family Law.
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Posted by Jose | December 21, 2018
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Sound Judgment and reasoning
Lauren and her team were amazing! She never gave me any unrealistic expectations that she didn’t believe that we could get and that was extremely appreciated. In a case where emotions run high (from the client side of the house) she was able to advise me to do certain things that I emotionally was clouded in doing. Her advice and sound judgment allowed this case to be fair and for an appropriate judgment to be made.
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Posted by Janett | December 21, 2018
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She’s the only Divorce Attorney!
I will never be able to convey how wonderful my experience was with this firm. Lauren Fair was my attorney and represented me in one of the most difficult situations of my life. I was married for 2 1/2 years. The dissolution took almost 3. During my short term marriage we purchased 7 properties together in St Louis. I left my life in SD to set a business up in St Louis. When my ex husband filed for divorce he decided I was not entitled to anything because he was the primary income earner. Contrary to community property law he worked every day take everything we built together. I hired 2 attorneys prior to Lauren who constantly told me I couldn’t afford to represent myself at trial. They reminded me of my weak position due to it being a “short term marriage”. All my “sweat equity” didn’t mean anything and because he had the salary to hire the best attorney I was on the path to loosing everything I had worked for. Several times I wanted to just give up and make the drama go away. Letting him take everything would have been easier but it would have left me financially devastated. I couldn’t let that happen. I was at the end of my rope when I contacted Lauren. I first spoke to Kevin who instantly made me feel better. I decided to work with Lauren because I felt a woman would represent my interests better. She was amazing! She was steady and extremely professional. She kept her calm whenever I felt like I was coming unglued. She communicated the facts clearly and never made me feel stupid or ashamed of my position. Her follow up with the other side was perfect. Her communication style is very direct leaving nothing to chance or mis interpretation. I know for a fact my divorce is finally final because of her diligence and expert representation. I’m walking away with exactly what I’ve always known I was entitled too. I finally got someone to fight for me. I’ve never met her in person but she will always be someone I respect and admire. Do yourself a huge favor and don’t waste time on the money hungry lawyers who really don’t care about your interest. Go with this team because they believe in fiduciary duty and their ethics are high above the bar for most attorneys in San Diego.
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Posted by Peter | August 16, 2018
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Outstanding representation, highly recommended
Lauren has been my attorney for the past 3 years and I could not be more pleased with how she (and the rest of her team) provided counsel, represented me in court, and handled my case from beginning to end. Throughout this terribly trying experience (which included multiple hearings for divorce, custody, and child support disputes) my confidence in Lauren has never faltered and I was able to find comfort in the fact that she always had my and my daughter's interests in mind. I was well informed, well prepared, and had clear expectations throughout the entire process, and I was never disappointed or surprised in court. I have already personally recommended her to one other person (who has retained her) and will do so to anyone who finds themselves in this difficult situation.
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Posted by anonymous | June 18, 2018
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Amazing Attorney!!!
I am very pleased with the legal services provided by my attorney Lauren Fair and her staff at Fair Cadora law firm. I retained Lauren’s services after having an initial consultation with her, where she thoughtfully listened to my circumstances with sound judgment and sensitivity and thoroughly explained the divorce process and family law as it applied to my specific situation. During negotiations and court proceedings, she skillfully and diplomatically presented my viewpoints and perspectives to ensure my needs were met and achieved the best outcome for my family. Her expertise and specialized background in family law was essential in helping me achieve optimal results in my divorce and child custody arrangement. Lauren was incredibly proactive and she had the ability to foresee potential obstacles and steer clear of some roadblocks in my case. During this process, I also notice she was well respected by both judges and attorneys in the family law community. I appreciated her wonderful advice, legal strategy, diligence, dedication, and persistence. Her attention to detail, professionalism and business-like approach was also impressive. Lauren is a wonderful person and an amazing attorney and I am stronger and more confident because how she helped me through a tough situation. I would highly recommend Lauren Fair, and Fair Cadora law firm to anyone.
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Posted by anonymous | June 10, 2018
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Incredible lawyer...
I have been a client of Lauren M. Fair for 2 years. Lauren has helped make the difficult process of divorce possible to handle. Lauren is an extremely knowledgeable, compassionate and professional attorney who goes above and beyond. Most importantly, Lauren cares. She is the only advocate I would want on my side. I would highly recommend Lauren to anyone who needs a supportive, fair lawyer by their side. Thank you so much Lauren!!
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Posted by Summer | June 6, 2018
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Only team for my children and I
I have been a client of Fair Cadora for over 3 years now. Their team of attorneys have helped make the difficult process of divorce and all that comes with it possible to handle. I've had a very difficult case and at times wanted to throw in the towel, but through their encouragement, understanding and compassion we made it through. Thank you Fair Cadora for everything and the comfort of always knowing my children and I are in good hands.
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Posted by Kim | February 25, 2017
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Thank You Lauren!
After years of fighting between my husband and his daughter's mother, we finally have some relief! Lauren helped us get a fair set schedule instead of last-minute demands we couldn't possibly plan around. We can now enjoy family time together, knowing what's ahead, and we're much happier. So much of our stress has been lifted, and we can't thank Lauren enough. She will always have our highest recommendation.
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Posted by Tiffany | December 15, 2016
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Highly Recommend
Lauren is not only the most knowledgeable attorney I have ever work with, but she is the epitome of a top notch professional. I would highly recommend her and her outstanding team, especially if you want an attorney that goes above and beyond, is always available for her clients, and is straight-forward in setting realistic expectations. She delivered an impressive and fair final settlement. Thank you Lauren for taking the stress out of this process.
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Posted by Robynn | October 21, 2016
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Amazing Lawyer!
Lauren Fair has been an amazing lawyer. She is attentive, knowledgeable, compassionate, hard working, and an amazing advocate to have on my side. I feel lucky to have her through this difficult time and trust in her judgment completely. Her expertise and attention to detail is astonishing. I would recommend Lauren to anyone who needs a supportive and strong lawyer on their side!
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Response from Lauren Fair November 9, 2016
Thank you so much for your feedback and kind words, Robynn. I am grateful for the opportunity to represent you and help you through this difficult time.
Posted by anonymous | December 4, 2014
Highly Recommend Lauren Fair
Lauren Fair and her team did an excellent job in supporting me in my legal case. Divorce is not pleasant, but she and her team were very kind and professional and made it as smooth and painless as possible. I highly recommend them.
Response from Lauren Fair November 9, 2016
Thank you so much for your kind comments.
Posted by Rob | February 24, 2013
Total professional.
Where do I begin? Lauren won my business by taking more than 30 minutes with the initial consultation, she actually took almost 90 minutes to lay things out for me. By doing this, she demonstrated her commitment to her practice, her clients, and I knew I could trust her. She is not afraid to go toe to toe in the court room against opposing counsel and she made my ex and her counsel look vastly unprepared and downright foolish at times. Lauren paid attention to every detail and worked hard to keep costs down in what I would consider a high conflict divorce. Lauren and her team dealt with everything ranging from domestic violence, work harassment, threats of ruining real estate transactions, financial disarray, etc. Lauren is extremely trustworthy, so much I trusted her to represent me in court even while I was deployed overseas, which speaks volumes about her character. As a result, I inherently trust Lauren Fair and could not have found a better family law attorney to represent me throughout one of the most difficult times of my life. Whenever someone needs family law advice, Lauren is the attorney I recommend.
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Response from Lauren Fair November 9, 2016
Thank you, Rob! It was a pleasure to work with you. I wish you all the best in your new chapter!
Posted by anonymous | July 15, 2011
Excellent, Compassionate & Knowledgable
Spent a lot of time with me, thoroughly explaining my options. I will definately recommend her to anyone in need of help.
Response from Lauren Fair November 9, 2016
Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback! I hope our conversation helped you make the right decision for you.
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  • Hourly Rates $ 400-400 per hour
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 9.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Partner, Certified Famiily Law Specialist
  • Fair Cadora, APC
  • 2011 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Fair Law
  • 2010 - 2011
  • Associate Attorney
  • Moore, Schulman & Moore, APC
  • 2008 - 2010
  • Law Clerk
  • Allan & Martelle, LLP
  • 2006 - 2008
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  • Santa Clara University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2008
  • San Diego State University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2005


  • San Diego County Bar Association, Family Law Section
  • Member
  • 2009 - Present
  • State Bar of California
  • Member
  • 2008 - Present
  • Voices for Children
  • CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocate)
  • 2011 - 2012
  • Include Autism
  • Director, Board of Directors
  • 2010 - 2011
  • Lawyers Club of San Diego
  • Member
  • 2010 - 2011
  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2009 - 2010
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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • French

Honors and Awards

  • Certified Specialist - Family Law
  • State Bar of California
  • 2015


  • Santa Clara Law Review
  • Shame on U.S.: The Need for Uniform Open Adoption Records Legislation in the United States
  • 2008

Attorney endorsements

Received (8)
Given (5)
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Family Attorney | Jul 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I endorse this lawyer. She takes time to provide great insight to the AVVO community."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Feb 16
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I worked with Lauren on a complex family matter, crossing state boundaries. Lauren's diligence and dedication to her clients clearly showed in our correspondence and dealings with one another. I would highly recommend Lauren's services to anyone looking for an experienced family law attorney in California."
Family Attorney | Nov 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"This attorney works very hard for the clients and keeps up with the law by attending legal seminars to assist them in this regard. I endorse this attorney."
Family Attorney | Nov 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Lauren is a very good lawyer - knowledgeable and service-oriented"
Divorce and separation Attorney | Sep 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Your resume speaks for itself and I consider you a valuable member of the attorney community. I would recommend you to anyone and everyone who needs your services. I whole heartedly endorse this lawyer!"
Unknown Attorney | Jun 25
Relationship: Supervised lawyer
"Lauren is an extremely intelligent and ethical attorney. She was a huge asset to our firm and we greatly miss her."
Family Attorney | Jul 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Lauren is an amazing attorney. She is intelligent, diligent, and highly ethical. I have referred numerous people to her when I have had a conflict or been unable to assist them. I highly recommend Lauren."
Family Attorney | Jul 24
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Ms. Fair is a zealous advocate who is passionate about her clients’ cases. Aggressively representing her clients while reasonable with all settlement negotiations, Ms. Fair is an excellent choice for any family law client."
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La Mesa Family Lawyer Lauren Michele Fair
Lauren Michele Fair
Family Attorney
La Mesa, CA
Licensed for 15 years