Lauren E. Waddell
Lauren Waddell graduated from Baylor University in Waco, Texas, where she received a business degree with a double major in Management and Economics. In 2002, Ms. Waddell received her law degree from South Texas College of Law in Houston, where she was a member of the South Texas Law Review. In 2007, Ms. Waddell became Board Certified in Family Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization.
From the beginning of her career, Lauren Waddell's practice has been focused on family law cases. Ms. Waddell was recently named a Fellow of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers and has received many other professional honors throughout her career.
Ms. Waddell currently serves as the President of Texas Women Lawyers, a state-wide women's bar association. She is currently the Secretary for the Houston Bar Association Family Law Section, and has served on the Board of Directors for the Family Law Section since 2009. Ms. Waddell serves as the Vice President of Membership on the Board of Directors for the Association of Women Attorneys, the Houston women's bar association. Ms. Waddell is a member of the Burta Rhoads Raborn Family Law, American Inn of Court; Gulf Coast Family Law Specialists; Texas Academy of Family Law Specialists; Texas Bar Foundation; Houston Bar Foundation; The College of the State Bar; and has been recognized by Texas Monthly Magazine as a "Rising Star" in 2011, 2012, and 2013.
She participates in Continuing Legal Education courses, by planning, speaking, and writing materials for legal seminars and publications. In addition to her legal activities, Ms. Waddell is active in the Houston community through her service projects.
Jeanine N. Rispoli
A native of Houston and Sugar Land, Jeanine Novosad Rispoli intended on becoming a family law attorney years before she attended law school. During her college and law school summer breaks, Ms. Rispoli worked for several well-respected family law firms in the Houston area, gaining insight into helping family law clients through the legal process.
In 2008, Ms. Rispoli graduated with distinction from the Baylor University Scholars Program. As part of her undergraduate degree, Ms. Rispoli wrote her thesis on the history and sociology of divorce in America, “Gender Inequities in American Divorce.” In 2011, Ms. Rispoli received her law degree from Baylor Law School, where she competed in several moot court and mock trial competitions. While at Baylor Law School, she served in leadership positions for the Phi Alpha Delta Law Fraternity as the Marshal, Clerk, and Vice Justice.
In 2011, Ms. Rispoli was admitted to the State Bar of Texas and, since, she has represented many clients in Harris County and Fort Bend County in family law disputes. Ms. Rispoli’s has experience working on cases with complex property disputes, custody and child support matters, cases involving extensive discovery and discovery disputes, and modification of prior orders.
Ms. Rispoli is currently a member of the Association of Women Attorneys, Burta Rhodes Raborn Family Law Inns of Court, the Family Law Section of the Houston Bar Association, the Family Law Section of the State Bar of Texas, the Fort Bend County Bar Association, and a Life Member of the Baylor Alumni Association.