San Diego’s Trusted
Divorce & Family Law Advocates

Helping You Put the Pieces Back Together

Lauren M. Fair, Managing Partner

Certified Family Law Specialist by the State Bar of California Board of Legal

Since the very beginning of her legal education and career, Attorney Lauren Fair has focused her advocacy on protecting the interests of families and children. She represents clients in a myriad of family law issues in all San Diego County courts.

Although a tough, sharp advocate for her clients, Lauren is also compassionate and approachable when interacting with her clients. Lauren takes the time to ensure her clients understand their choices, as the decisions they make in a family law case can have enduring effects.

Personal Attention in Complex Matters

Lauren handles her cases personally from beginning to end to ensure her clients receive the personal attention they need during the difficult times that compel them to seek her representation. Lauren understands that family discord often results in deep, prolonged conflict between former partners that inhibits their ability to resolve their family law matter independently; as such, she enjoys assuming the role of advocate and legal counselor for her clients inside and outside the courtroom so the client can begin to concentrate on decreasing personal conflict and rebuilding his or her life.

Lauren excels in thoroughly evaluating family law matters comprised of many moving pieces, and recommending a course of action calculated to achieve client objectives, tailored to the facts of the particular case, and designed to be as cost-effective as possible. Dedicated to delivering superior and compassionate service, Lauren zealously and tirelessly advocates on behalf of her clients.

In her free time, Lauren enjoys walking at the beach, traveling in France, shopping, and spending time with friends and family.


  • J.D., Santa Clara University School of Law

    • Honored with the CALI Excellence for the Future Award for her work in:

      • Legal Analysis, Research, and Writing

      • Advanced Criminal Procedure

      • Northern California Innocence Project

  • B.A., summa cum laude, San Diego State University

    • Majored in International Business with an emphasis on Finance, French, and Western Europe

    • Honored as the Outstanding Graduate in International Business

  • Attended business school in France

Bar Admissions & Licenses

  • Certified Legal Specialist – Family Law, California State Bar Board of Legal Specialization

  • State Bar of California

  • United States District Court for the Southern District of California

  • Notary Public, State of California


  • Lauren M. Fair, Comment, Shame on U.S.: The Need for Uniform Open Adoption Records Legislation in the United States, 48 Santa Clara L. Rev. 1039 (2008).

Past Community Involvement

  • Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA), Voices for Children

    • A local non-profit providing volunteer advocacy services for San Diego County foster children

  • Board of Directors, Include Autism (formerly Community Coaching Center)

    • A local non-profit providing community-based autism inclusion services for children in the San Diego community

Professional Affiliations & Memberships

  • San Diego Family Law Bar Association

  • Association of Certified Family Law Specialists

  • San Diego County Bar Association: LRIS Family Law Panel

  • San Diego County Bar Association: Servicemembers Civil Relief Act Pro Bono Panel

Former Affiliations & Memberships

  • Fair Law (San Diego, CA) – Family Law Solo Practitioner

  • Moore, Schulman & Moore, APC (San Diego, CA) – Associate Attorney

  • Moore, Lewis, Schulman & Moore, APC (San Diego, CA) – Associate Attorney

  • Allan & Martelle, LLP (San Jose, CA) – Summer Associate/Law Clerk

  • Santa Clara Law Review (San Jose, CA) – Senior Technical Editor, Volume 48

  • San Diego County Bar Association: Modest Means Panel

  • BNI Poway

  • American Bar Association

  • Lawyers Club of San Diego

  • Santa Clara County Bar Association

  • Santa Clara County Office of the Public Defender (San Jose, CA) – Bar-Certified Law Student

  • Santa Clara University School of Law (San Jose, CA) – Research Assistant to Professor/Former Dean, Gerald F. Uelmen

  • Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara (San Jose, CA) – Judicial Extern to The Honorable Socrates P. Manoukian

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Our Awards & Associations

Combining Proven Legal Expertise
With A Passion For Results

Our legal team includes a Bar Certified Family Law Specialist, which means Attorney Lauren Fair has gone through extensive credentialing and training to become one of few recognized legal experts in the state of California. Out of nearly 200,000 active and certified attorneys in the entire state, only 1,200 attorneys have pursued a Specialized Bar Certification in the field of family law. As a result, Attorney Fair is considered to be a specialized legal expert in the field of family law and is consistently on the cutting-edge of legal representation in this specific area of practice.

Additionally, Attorney Cadora is our firm's founding partner and brings a wealth of legal experience to the table. He also serves as a Pro Tem Settlement Conference Judge, where he volunteers his free hours with attorneys and clients to reach peaceful settlements, rather than vicious courtroom battles. As a trial attorney and Pro Tem judge, his in-depth understanding of the inner workings of the courtroom can be used as an advantage for clients.

Divorce Done Differently
Our firm’s motto is “Divorce Done Differently” which represents our approach to every family law case.
The meaning behind our motto is that we approach every case with an eye for settlement but we are pit bulls in court in the event the other side is being unreasonable. We are aggressive yet reasonable and our unique approach has served our clients well over the years.

Learn How We Can Help You

What Makes Our Firm Right for You?

  • Attorney Fair is a Bar Certified Family Law Specialist
  • Passion for the law and for people
  • Provide sound, truthful, objective legal advice
  • Focus on alternative dispute resolution methods
  • Prepared to fiercely litigate on your behalf
  • Prepare for all hearings, trials, or negotiations

Real Client Testimonials

“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 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.”
- Rob M., Former Client

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