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Lauren Zorfas

Phone: (650) 458-2300
Fax: (650) 458-2319

Lauren Zorfas is one of three founding partners of ADZ Law, LLP. In Ms. Zorfas' fifteen years of experience as an attorney she has mastered the ability to help her clients get through painful situations and help them put the pieces back together. Prior to launching ADZ Law, LLP, Ms. Zorfas managed her own successful law office for four years where she focused on dissolution or legal separation of marriage/domestic partnerships, child custody and visitation, child and spousal support, domestic violence, prenuptial and postnuptial agreements, advice counsel, limited scope representation and mediation.

Prior to running her own practice, Ms. Zorfas was the Executive Director of Legal Aid Society of San Mateo County where she focused on providing free, quality legal service to low-income residents. Ms. Zorfas also worked as the Supervising Attorney for the Family Law Facilitator's Office and Self-Help Services for the San Mateo Superior Court for six years. Prior to that, Ms. Zorfas worked for the San Mateo County Department of Child Support for seven years. Ms. Zorfas is an advisory board member of Community Overcoming Relationship Abuse (CORA), a member of the Family Law Alternative Dispute Resolution Panel in the San Mateo Superior Court, a former board member of Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto, and former board member of the San Mateo County Bar Association. She also served as the chairperson of the Lawyer Referral Committee of the San Mateo County Bar Association, and is a member of the Legal Process Sub-Committee of the San Mateo County Domestic Violence Council and was formerly co-chair of that committee. Ms. Zorfas was also appointed to the Blue Ribbon Commission on Foster Care of the San Mateo Superior Court and had the honor of being appointed to the Family and Juvenile Law Advisory Committee to the Judicial Council by Chief Justice Ronald George.

Ms. Zorfas has served as adjunct faculty to San Francisco Law School serving as Professor for Moot Court and Legal Analysis. Ms. Zorfas has been invited for the third time to present at the California Federation of Interpreters Annual Conference. Ms. Zorfas has also presented at the Judicial Council's AB1058 Annual Conference as well as the Judicial Council's Self-Represented Litigants Conference. Ms. Zorfas was also a speaker at the California Civil Justice Crisis Hearing in 2011. Ms. Zorfas regularly serves as Judge Pro Tempore for the San Mateo Superior Court.

Ms. Zorfas received her Juris Doctor degree, graduating with honors from San Francisco Law School in 1999, where she was first in her graduating class. Ms. Zorfas earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Liberal Studies from Medaille College in Buffalo, New York in 1989. Ms. Zorfas received her mediation training from the prestigious Straus Institute at Pepperdine University.

Publication

  • “Touting Mediation as Part of a Multi-Option Program,” California Courts Review, Spring 2008

Honors and Awards

  • Northern California Super Lawyers (2016) 
  • Recipient of the William J. Nagel Award for “successful innovations and selfless commitment of time and energy advancing the professionalism of the San Mateo County Bar Association” (2008)
  • Commitment to the Goals of the Barristers Award (2006)
  • Fatherhood Advocate of the Year Award (2006)

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