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Laura E. Richardson

Senior Litigator
  • Profile

Raised in Westchester County, New York, by two corporate attorneys, attending law school after graduating from Dartmouth was "almost inevitable," according to Laura. Upon graduating from the University of Virginia School of Law, Laura moved to Chicago, where she began practicing in the Debt Finance group of a large law firm.

After realizing she wanted to focus more on helping people with her legal acumen, Laura moved to Key West and took a position in the prose aid department of Family Court, helping her clients navigate the court system. Ever since, she's been dedicated to family law, and knew it was what she wanted to have a career in when she returned to practicing law.

After five years working as a local journalist in Key West, Laura's path eventually led her to our team at Mark M. Childress Law, where she currently practices as an Associate Attorney. Owning and running her own business enabled Laura to hone her communication skills, and she leverages that sensitivity and compassion when helping our clients navigate complex family law disputes.

A recent transplant to the DFW community, you can probably find Laura spending time with her fiancee and their two dogs when she's not helping clients with cases. She loves to play softball, travel, and read. She currently sits on the board of a non-profit faith center in Key West, and hopes to get more involved in the local philanthropy scene here in the DFW area when she's able to settle in.

Areas of Practice

Family Law
  • Divorce
    • Uncontested Divorce
    • Complex Divorce
    • High-Asset Divorce
    • Property Division
    • Spousal Maintenance
    • Military Divorce
    • Divorce Temporary Orders
    • Divorce Temporary Restraining Order
    • Retirement division
  • Child Custody
    • Visitation, Possession and Access
      1. Custody Temporary Restraining Order
      2. Relocation
      3. Police/Fire Service Member Creative Possession and Access
      4. Military Member Possession and Access
    • Custody Temporary Orders
    • Child Support
    • Modifications
  • Paternity
    • Established Paternity
    • Name Change of Child
    • DNA Testing
  • Grandparents Rights
  • Termination and Adoptions
  • Protective Orders
  • Enforcements
    1. Child Support
    2. Possession and Access
    3. Property Division
  • CPS
    1. Saftey Plan
    2. Removal of Child
  • Mediation
  • Final Trials

Litigation Percentage

  • 100%

Bar Admissions

  • Texas, 2021


  • University of Virginia School of Law — Juris Doctorate 2012
  • Dartmouth College — Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and Italian 2009

Professional Memberships

  • American Bar Association
  • State Bar of Texas
  • Dartmouth Lawyers Association Awards / Accolades Languages English Italian