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Laura Maureen Boyd

Divorce and separation Attorney at Fresno, CA

3.6   11 reviews

also known as Laura Maureen Bragg

  • Licensed for 13 years
    State CA
    Acquired 2010
    Active No misconduct found

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About Laura

Learn Laura’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Divorce and separation

  2. Child custody

  3. Criminal defense
    All felony and misdemeanor cases including, but not limited to: DUI, burglary, robbery, domestic violence, battery, assault with a deadly weapon, criminal threats, gang charges, attempted murder, drug crimes.

  4. Child support

  5. Domestic violence

  6. Guardianship

  7. Family
    Divorce, child custody, child support, spousal support, legal separation, annulment, property division, domestic violence restraining orders.

Whether you or a loved one have been arrested and charged with a crime, or if you are struggling through the complicated family court system, the Law Office of Laura M. Boyd is here to help. 


Attorney Laura M. Boyd provides professional, personalized representation.  I will take the time to meet with you, explain and guide you through the legal process, and answer any questions that you have to the best of my ability.   


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Law Office of Laura M. Boyd
2014 Tulare Street
Suite 402
Fresno, CA, 93721

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3.6 / 5.0
  11 customer reviews
Posted by Anna | March 18, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Gets the job done!
I’m so grateful to have Laura on my DUI and Divorce! She is so easy to talk to and helpful in all areas of her practice. She is very easy to communicate with and she got my DUI done with no problems. I recommend her highly and can’t thank her enough for all she is doing for me and my kids. Thank you, Laura for being a great lawyer and a good friend!
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Posted by anonymous | April 25, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
More than just an attorney
My husband hired Ms. Boyd to help us with an insane custody situation. She came highly recommended by another attorney and after one conversation we knew we had to hire her. She validated all the thoughts we were having, and made us feel comfortable and confident going into court, for once. She continues to represent us in our case and goes above and beyond to help us. Her advice is top notch and has helped us navigate through a minefield of a case. She has a very amiable personality and personable demeanor. She has become more of a friend than anything, she really cares about our case and takes it very personal, much like a friend would. We couldn’t have asked for a better attorney for this situation.
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Posted by anonymous | March 28, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Amazing Legal Counsel
I hired Ms. Boyd for a very complicated and lengthy custody battle. She has done an amazing job, and even thought the case is still ongoing she is there every step of the way. If you are looking for someone who will tell you how it is, and fight for you. She is the attorney you need, we refer to her as our courtroom pitbull. I have never doubted her decisions in or out of court. I couldn't have asked for a better attorney.
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Posted by griselda | May 10, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
I hired Laura last September for my custody case and she has done a very impressive job. I was requesting a restraining order against my ex and she made it happen. She has really helped me out and still helps me so my children could continue to be safe.
Posted by DON | December 19, 2014
We found Laura to be very professional and very HONEST in everything she did for me. I personally learned alot from Laura about my situation, she guided me through every step and always kept me informed. I DON LAWLESS very HIGHLY RECOMMAND Laura Bragg......
Posted by anonymous | August 25, 2014
Very Impressed
I was referred to Laura by a family member. She was professional, confident, and knowledgeable. I also, was very pleased to here about the winning streak she has been on lately. I had a warrant and thought that I would have to turn myself in to get on calendar. As a juvenile was afraid of being in jail with no right to bail. She was able to get me on calendar without having to turn myself in which I was a huge relief. The judge I was assigned to has a terrible reputation for being very unfair and I was kinda terrified to go into their court room because I didn't want a punishment far more severe than the crime. While waiting for my case to be heard I saw people crying after coming out of their courtroom. I have been doing very well in school and life and Laura was able to use my progress to get the charge dropped even though I admitted to the crime. I thought because I admitted to it that I was impossible not to get some sort of punishment. Laura has impressed me at every step of my case and would hire her again in a second if have more legal trouble. Also, Laura is known by name in the legal community and has an excellent reputation.
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Posted by anonymous | June 13, 2014
Excellent and Affordable
If you want to avoid a criminal record, jail time and punishment for someone that no one cares about hire Laura. She is so nice and understand, you will feel comfortable telling her all about the embarrassing stuff that you are going through with no judgement. I am in a class and then the charges will be dropped with no criminal record, besides arrest, but no conviction. The other girls in my class now have a record, the can't find a job and I can. I am now going to have her work on a little problem that my teenager and then we will be able to move on and succeed in life. Thanks Laura. She will go the extra mile for you!
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Posted by Katie | January 31, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
I hired Laura years ago in a criminal defense case, she did well and took care of it with ease. Which helped me confidently hire her to represent me in a custody battle. It wasn't long before I realized she did not know family law nearly as well as she knew criminal law. I made a mistake that gave my husband the upper hand in our custody battle. Laura called me right away and told me I had a very small chance of gaining custody and she'd like to offer a deal to my husband, giving him custody. I said I wanted other options, she had none to give. I immediately began to look for another attorney. Three months have passed since I switched attorneys and I now have primary custody of my child. In family law you want an attorney that will fight aggressively even in a losing battle, that was NOT Laura. My whole world was in her hands and she treated it like a case she just wanted to end.
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Posted by Jarrett | October 25, 2021
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Waste of money
Spent $200 was told nothing other than How difficult child custody cases can be with alleged domestic violence. Set up a date and time to go put down the retainer, and also to hear what she got back back from the district attorney. I get a call Monday basically she's blowing me off as a client tells me nothing else, as to what went on. In reference to conversation with the Ada. Gives me nothing as to how she feels towards what this case is going to entail and if I have a chance or not, simply blows me off and keeps my $200 taking money from people who can't afford it. Got our Hope's up we finally had a lawyer, willing to take our case then after a fairy good weekend....we blown off out 200 bucks thank you law offices of Laura Boyd
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Posted by anonymous | June 14, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
0 "Stars" should be an option
I hired Laura for a complex custody case. She knows nothing about Family Law. She would go weeks and at 1 point 3 MONTHS without a call or text to update me. She constantly just agreed with my husbands attorney or made decisions for me without even asking me what I WANTED.and the decisions benefited him. She only filed 2 things in 8 months!!!! And it was for something I didn't agree on. and didn't know about until AFTER it was done. Now my ex has custody and a permanent restraining order against me. She did not fight for me. She was not on my side. She did ALOT of things that were unethicall. I am still in disbelief about how much she broke attorney/client privilege. She should not be practicing law! Ever. .
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Posted by anonymous | April 24, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
No expertise in family law and doesn't care
This woman botched my ability to obtain a Motion that was against a deadline. She gives either over-the-top confidence in her ability to do something, or tells you to give up, and encourages you to give up the farm. I know 2 other people who have dealt with her, and they also experienced poor communication and not returning phone calls. Had I not replaced her I my children and I would have remained in grave danger from my stalking husband and they would have been given to him to raise - or rather, abuse some more. Did she care? No.
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AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Defense Attorney
  • Alternate Defense Office
  • 2012 - 2020
  • Associate
  • Hammerschmidt Broughton
  • 2010 - 2012
  • Law Clerk
  • Hammerschmidt Broughton
  • 2006 - 2010
  • Paralegal
  • McCormick, Barstow, Sheppard, Wayte & Carruth LLP
  • 2004 - 2005
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  • San Joaquin College of Law
  • J.D.
  • 2009
  • San Joaquin College of Law
  • Paralegal Certificate
  • 2006
  • California State University, Fresno
  • B.A.
  • 2003

Sample of Legal Cases

  • People v. G.G.
  • Case Dismissed
  • People v. C.M.
  • Motion Granted
  • People v. F.R.
  • Felony probation
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  • Fresno County Bar Association, Criminal Law Section
  • 2010 - Present
  • Fresno County Women Lawyers
  • President
  • 2014 - 2015
  • Fresno County Women Lawyers
  • Vice President
  • 2013 - 2013

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Honors and Awards

  • Rising Star
  • Northern California Super Lawyers
  • 2020
  • Rising Star
  • Northern California Super Lawyers
  • 2019
  • Rising Star
  • Northern California Super Lawyers
  • 2018
  • Rising Star
  • Northern California Super Lawyers
  • 2017
  • Rising Star
  • Northern California Super Lawyers
  • 2015
  • Rising Star
  • Northern California Super Lawyers
  • 2014
  • Valedictorian
  • San Joaquin College of Law, Paralegal Program
  • 2006
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Attorney endorsements

Received (17)
Given (3)
Endorse Laura
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Jan 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Aug 31
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 08
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"I had the pleasure of working for Laura as her law clerk. She is very devoted to her clients, and goes above and beyond to get the job done."
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Laura is a breath of sunshine when she is in court. She is a wonderful attorney and works hard for her clients. She handles difficult cases and most are hard to win, but through her hard work and determination, she gets the job done. Her clients receive the best possible outcome when they are facing serious criminal offenses, and if you need a good lawyer, you found her."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 16
Relationship: Friend
"Ms. Bragg and I have known each other and worked together for many years. We worked at the same firm, and we are currently both on the Fresno County Women Lawyer's Board. Ms. Bragg is very knowledgeable and passionate about her clients, and she has an incredible work ethic. I endorse her in the areas of criminal defense and family law."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. A highly respected and knowledgeable attorney."
Family Attorney | Jan 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. She's not afraid to fight for your rights."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer's work. She is extremely knowledgeable, well versed and insightful."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 29
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Laura is a top-notch attorney. I've worked with her on several cases and I'm always impressed with her acute understanding of the issues and her spot-on strategic planning. You would do well to hire Ms. Bragg in any type of criminal defense case."
Unknown Attorney | Dec 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 26
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer. Laura worked as an intern and legal assistant for many years before she became an attonrey. Her knowledge and experience are well beyond her years of practice as an attorney. She is one of the most hard-working, dedicated young lawyers I know. She is extremely good with clients, always keeps them informed on their cases, and always puts their needs first. She knows legal procedure, the courts, and the process better than most lawyers who have been in practice for many years. She thinks "outside the box" and comes up with solutions to difficulties in a case that most others miss. She is a terrific lawyer!"
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 04
Relationship: Supervised lawyer
"I endorse this lawyer. Ms. Bragg has worked for my firm for nearly five years. She worked for me as a law clerk and now works for me as an attorney. She is a very hard worker who has an excellent knowledge of the criminal justice system. She is creative and puts client needs first. She keeps clients informed of the status of the case and does everything she can to obtain the best possible results for clients. Ms. Bragg has an excellent career in front of her and is on her way toward being a stellar trial attorney."
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