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Laura Mary Nash Furniss

Family Attorney at Redwood City, CA

5.0   4 reviews

also known as Laura M. Furniss

  • Licensed for 15 years
    State CA
    Acquired 2008
    Active No misconduct found

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Proudly serving individuals and families in the Bay Area in navigating the Family Court.  Handling matters for dissolution of marriage, child custody, child visitation, child support, spousal support, property valuation and division of property, post-divorce support and custody modifications, and domestic violence restraining orders, among others.  

Ms. Furniss has been selected as a 2016 and 2017 Northern California Super Lawyers Rising Stars list.  The Super Lawyers Northern California Rising Stars list is an honor reserved for those lawyers who exhibit excellence in practice. Only 2.5% of attorneys in Northern California receive this distinction.

Ms. Furniss was awarded the Dorothy M. Wolfe award by Legal Aid Society of San Mateo County.  The Dorothy M. Wolfe award is given in memory of a woman whose passion for justice for all inspired her to become one of the earliest champions of Legal Aid. This award is given each year to honor efforts that reflect a similar commitment to justice for all the children, families and seniors in our community.  

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Furniss Family Law Group, Inc.
499 Seaport Court
Suite 200
Redwood City, CA, 94063

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Posted by Ben | August 19, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent litigator, smart and dedicated
I hired Laura after interviewing a few lawyers and I have not regretted my decision to hire her. Laura helped me with a difficult custody case and was very knowledgeable not only in family law but understood the financial issues very well and she also advised me about custody violations. I will not hesitate to recommend Laura to anyone in a divorce. She was focused in the trials and didn't waste time on the irrelevant information, that my wife's attorney raised again and again. All along, Laura helped me focus on the main and relevant issues in the case. She was empathetic and understood well the financial issues and co-parenting issues I faced. She thought through every question that I raised and answered in clear English. I trusted her to guide me through the most difficult and challenging time in my life. Laura knows what she is doing and I am happy with the settlement she negotiated for me.
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Posted by Andrew | October 13, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Ms. Furniss is fantastic
Laura has helped me with several matters, covering a wide range of legal issues, over the past decade. She is very knowledgeable, skilled, and most importantly she is very responsive - she always returns my calls and emails promptly. She handles matters professionally and has excellent morals but is a "fighter" when she needs to be, and always has good advice on the right strategy to take. My job has had me work with several attorneys over the years, and that experience has shown me how exceptional Laura is compared to the rest. I can't recommend her highly enough.
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Posted by anonymous | January 16, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Knowledgeable and Competent
I was really pleased by Atty Laura Furniss for fighting and taking the extra mile to help with my divorce case with great results. She is very knowledgeable, competent and compassionate. A very good lawyer and would recommend her to anyone.
Posted by Gia | January 15, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
The Best and Only Family Law Attorney You Will Ever Hire
It is actually difficult trying to find the words to describe the impact that Laura Furniss and Dubrovsky Law have had on me and my children. I honestly think about them and what they have done for us each and every day. Years ago, I found myself in a volatile and desperate situation with an attorney who did not at all prioritize my case, and an extremely difficult ex who was slowly and steadily taking me down with intimidation, harassment and abuse of the legal system. After what felt like a seamless transition from one attorney to the next, I finally felt less alone dealing with this massive dark shadow hanging above my family, afraid of it consuming us at any moment. Any parent who is going through this type of conflict, feels trapped and knows what is at stake will understand and appreciate this analogy. From the very beginning, Laura and Gary taught me how to always think in the way of the children's best interests, which is not always easy with high-conflict family law. They never focused on "winning or losing." They taught me a great deal about being fair and always doing the right thing, while acknowledging that I had been victimized and assuring me that they could help me. While many attorneys will try to get you in the door by making false promises, Laura and Gary kept it real and child-focused at all times. Their compassion benefited me not only as a parent but as a person; it benefited my entire family and helped me set a positive example as a mother to four daughters. In being fair, always focusing on the best interests of the children, and their support of me, they never relented. Standing up for me in court after years of being silenced was the greatest gift. Laura's talent and know-how, her sheer protection of me and my family not only sheltered me from continued abuse, but it empowered me to keep putting my children first and not give up on us in the face of cold hardship. You would think that someone so kind might have an issue dealing with tricky personalities or could be a pushover. In fact, the complete opposite is true. I have never seen someone so sure, so assertive and so talented in dealing with the complexities of family law and to the extents that I observed. Being a family law attorney is not for the faint of heart. Laura is very rare in that she has the passion and awareness to help families in ways that truly stand out. This cohesive team not only tackled my complex custody litigation, but my extremely complicated child support issues as well. Recently, we reached a climax in my case, having to go through the incredibly intense (and lengthy) process of a child custody evaluation. I was very scared because I was never going to be able to use the same tactics that had worked for my ex up until that point. Laura told me that I did not need to defend myself and that I did not need to (nor would she ever allow me) to be dishonest, but I just needed to allow someone to see us (me and my children) for who we are, and it was good enough. That our goodness and light would shine through. Trusting Laura in this ended up being one of the the best decisions I have ever made, and as a result my family is staying together. Laura Furniss is much more than just an attorney. She is a partner, a protector, a teacher (and a savior, really). If any parents like me are reading this and you need a shred of hope for relief in what you have been experiencing, look no further than Dubrovsky Law. The impact of her work has enabled me to breathe again after so long. The outcome has created a more relaxed environment for my children who have gained relief from the high conflict, enjoying their childhoods and not wondering what might happen next. What more could a parent want? Thank you to Laura and to Gary and Rosie at Dubrovsky Law, from the bottom of my heart.
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Work Experience

  • Principal/Attorney
  • Furniss Family Law Group, Inc.
  • 2016 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Legal Aid Society Of San Mateo County
  • 2015 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Dubrovsky Law
  • 2013 - 2016


  • University of San Francisco School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2008
  • University of San Francisco
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2004


  • Santa Clara County Bar Association, Family Law Section
  • Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • San Mateo County Bar Association, Family Law Section
  • Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • Bar Association of San Francisco, Family Law Section
  • Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • Alameda County Bar Association, Family Law Section
  • Member
  • 2013 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Dorothy Wolfe Award
  • Legal Aid Society of San Mateo County
  • 2016
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2016

Attorney endorsements

Received (4)
Given (4)
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Family Attorney | Jun 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Laura for a few years now and have come to learn that she is an excellent litigator. Family law is a very difficult practice area given the emotions and issues involved. Laura lives and breaths family law. She is a zealous, selfless and passionate advocate for her clients. I highly recommend her."
Family Attorney | Jan 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Jul 24
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Laura is a hard-working and dedicated attorney fighting for her clients every day. She is a tough litigator and conducts extensive investigation and research to get her clients the best outcomes in hearings and trials. I regularly consult with her on cases that have components of family law or domestic violence."
Family Attorney | Jan 31
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"To say Laura is a "zealous advocate" would be an understatement. She is intelligent, knowledgeable, and fiercely dedicated. If I were going to go through an ugly divorce, I would retain Laura without hesitation."

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Redwood City Family Lawyer Laura Mary Nash Furniss
Laura Mary Nash Furniss
Family Attorney
Redwood City, CA
Licensed for 15 years