A graduate of Fordham University School of Law in New York, and Oberlin College in Ohio, attorney Laura Alvarez is admitted to both the California and Georgia bars and is a Certified Family Law Specialist. While in law school, she was selected to be a member of Fordham’s Stein Scholars Program in Public Interest Law and Ethics. Ms. Alvarez came to ADZ Law, LLP after practicing family law for over 5 years, including work on behalf of domestic violence victims as an attorney at Bay Area Legal Aid and Community Overcoming Relationship Abuse. Ms. Alvarez strives for excellence and for justice, all while providing a reassuring presence to clients by remaining calm under pressure. Her article, “Representing Georgia’s Immigrants in Family Law: Key Issues,” was published in the Summer 2013 volume of the Family Law Review, published by the Georgia Bar Family Law Section.
Ms. Alvarez has served as an officer on the board of the San Mateo County Law Library Foundation since 2018. Ms. Alvarez is also a member of the San Mateo County Bar Association, Race and Social Justice Committee; as well as the San Mateo County Legal Process Committee of the Domestic Violence Council; and the Domestic Violence Legal Roundtable. She has volunteered for Lawyers in the Library and Community Law Night, which provide pro bono brief advice sessions to the community, since 2018. While practicing law in Georgia, she was Treasurer of the Georgia Hispanic Bar Association.
Ms. Alvarez speaks fluent Spanish. Outside of her legal practice, Ms. Alvarez has served as Newsletter Editor for Golden Gate Basset Rescue since 2014.
Representing Immigrants in Family Law: Key Issues, Georgia Bar Family Law Review, Summer, 2013