Lauren Saucy

Lauren Saucy

When you play your cards right, the rest of the table will fold. But Lauren Saucy recognizes that resolving a family law matter shouldn’t be a gamble.

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Area of Practice

Family Law (Divorce/Custody/Support)
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Premarital Agreements

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Biography

Lauren’s first job in the legal field was prosecuting misdemeanors in municipal court while she was in her second year of law school. By the time she graduated, Lauren had more trial experience than many lawyers accumulate in their entire careers. But for her, the takeaway from those early experiences was that good lawyers help their clients avoid trial altogether. Lauren excels in court, but rarely finds herself there, instead taking reasonable positions and working diligently to settle cases outside of the courtroom.

Lauren is an Adjunct Professor at the Willamette University College of Law where she teaches the Advanced Family Law course. Lauren is active in the state bar association, serving as previous member and Chair of the Oregon State Bar Family Law Executive Committee. Lauren is one of only 30 in Oregon and 1,600 lawyers throughout the United States to be named a Fellow of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, which is an organization of practitioners in the field of family law generally recognized by judges and attorneys as preeminent family law practitioners with a high level of knowledge, skill and integrity.

Lauren has been selected annually to the Oregon Super Lawyers list since 2013.

Bar & Education

Bar Admissions

Oregon, 2003

Education

Willamette University College of Law, Salem, Oregon, 2003 J.D.
Honors: Cum Laude

Colorado College, Colorado Springs, Colorado, 2000 B.A.
Major: History
Honors: Cum Laude, Dean’s List (1996-2000), Phi Beta Kappa

Awards

Super Lawyer (2013-)

Rising Star (2010-2012)

Marion/Polk Legal Aid

New Lawyer of the Year (2004)

Speaking Engagements

Child Related Tax Issues Post TCJA, Best Uses for QDROs in a Divorce, and Discovering Hidden Assets; Family Law Conference 2019

Child Support, Electronic Signatures, & Additional Topics, Oregon State Bar Family Law Conference (2018)

Premarital Agreements, Willamette Valley Estate Planning Council (2018)

Spousal Support: How to Get It, Oregon Academy of Family Law Practitioners Fall CLE (2014)

Judicial Settlement Conferences, Oregon State Bar Continuing Legal Education (2013)

Spousal Support, Marion and Polk County Judges Conference (2012)

Divorce Issues Related to Estate Planning and Agreements, Marion County Probate Practitioners (2012)

Introduction to Property Rights and Division, Marion County Bar Family Law Group (2012)

Property Rights and Division, American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers Spring Conference (2012) Download PDF

Bankruptcy and Family Law, Oregon State Bar Family Law Section Annual Meeting (2011)

Spousal Support Since 1999, Oregon Academy of Family Law Practitioners Fall CLE (2010)

Compensatory Spousal Support, American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers Spring Conference (2010)

Division of Personal Property, The Crossroads of Estate Planning and Dissolution Law: Lessons for Lawyers in Both Fields (2009)

Current Legislation, Oregon State Bar Continuing Legal Education (2007)

Current Legislation, Oregon State Bar Family Law Section (2005)

Current Legislation, Oregon State Bar Continuing Legal Education (2005)

Leadership

(Chair, 2014; Member, 2008 to present)

(Fellow, present)

(Adjunct Professor – Advanced Oregon Family Law, 2009 to present)

Oregon Academy of Family Law Practitioners

(Board Member, 2007 to present)

(Vice-President, 2013; Member, 2009-2013)

(Member, 2003 to present; Legislative Liaison, 2004-2007)

Associations

(Member, 2014 to present) One of only 1,600 lawyers nationwide generally recognized by judges and attorneys as preeminent family law practitioners with a high level of knowledge, skill, and integrity.

Marion County Bar Association, Judicial Selection Committee

(Member, 2013 to present)

(Chair, 2014; Member, 2008 to 2016)

Oregon Academy of Family Law Practitioners

(Board Member, 2007 to present)

(Vice President, 2013; Member, 2009 to 2013)

(Member, 2003 to present; Legislative Liaison, 2004 to 2007)

(Member, 2003 to present)

(Member, 2003 to present)

Publications

Property Rights and Division Supplement, Oregon Continuing Legal Education, 2004, 2007, 2013 (co-author)

Domestic Relations Legislative Update, Oregon Continuing Legal Eduction, 2005, 2007

Parenting Plans: Thinking Outside the Box – American Journal of Family Law, Vol. 19, No. 2 (Summer 2005) (co-author)

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