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As a former police officer, patrol sergeant and hostage negotiator, I am an aggressive attorney who can develop an action plan to solve your legal problems!

Bar Admissions:
- State of Texas
- U.S. District Court Southern District of Texas
- U.S. Bankruptcy Court

Education:
- J.D. from South Texas College of Law, Houston, Texas
- B.S. in Psychology from University of Houston, Clear Lake
Position Organization Location Duration
Law Office of Lori Elaine Laird, PLLCLaw Firm1120 Nasa Parkway, Ste. 107, Houston, Texas 77058November 2004
PartnerLaw Office of Laird-Valdez, PLLCEl Camino Real, Houston, Texas 770582006-2011
Patrol officer, Patrol Sgt, Hostage NegotiatorBaytown Police Department3200 N. Main, Baytown, Texas 7752109/04/1990- 06/01/2001
School Degree Major Graduation
South Texas College of LawJD Law School2004  
University of Houston at Clear LakeBSPsychology1999
State / Court Date
United States Supreme CourtMay 2014
State of Texas2004
U.S. District Court Southern District of Texas02/04/2005
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit01/07/2013

  • 1.  Federal Bar Association         
    2.  National Criminal Defense Lawyers Association         
    3.  Texas Family Law Foundation         
    4.  State Bar of Texas, Immigration and Nationality Law Section         
    5.  College of the State Bar of Texas         
    6.  Galveston County Criminal Defense Lawyers Association         
    7.  State Bar of Texas Family Law Section         
    8.  Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association         
    9.  Bay Area Bar Association         
    10. State Bar of Texas, Criminal Justice Section         
  • 1.  Texas Super Lawyers- Rising Stars
    2.  National Trial Lawyers- Top 100 Trial Lawyers
    3.  Annotations Award         South Texas College of Law         
    4.  Winner Spurgeon Bell Moot Court Competition         
    5.  Dean's Merit Scholarship Award South Texas College of Law         
    6.  Phi Delta Phi- Legal Honor's Fraternity Membership         
    7.  National Dean's List Recipient         
    8.  Oak Award -City of Baytown- for outstanding service to the community
  • I have way too many cases to list them all here, however, here are a few of the most memorable ones:

    1.  Criminal Defense- Defendant charged with 5 felony offenses (sexual assault of a child and indecency with a child).  Defendant was innocent of all charges.  Unanimous Jury verdict returned with 5 NOT GUILTY verdicts. Montgomery County, Texas

    2.  Family Law- Divorce, father seeking custody of his children.  Six week long jury trial which we had 5 expert witnesses dealing with mental health issues of the mother and custody evaluations regarding the best interests of the children.  Property Division, Custody, Child Support, Health Care, Possession and Access (Visitation), Geographic restriction on where the children were to live, etc were at issue.  Jury Verdict returned in favor of my client.  Father granted custody.  Fort Bend County, Texas

    3.  Probate Law- Trial over grant of monies in excess of one million dollars to an unnamed recipient pursuant to a blind trust.  Relatives tried to overturn the terms of the grantor's will and trust and sought to have the identity of the recipient of the trust revealed.  Court ruled in my favor, the grantor of the will's wishes were honored and the name of recipient of blind trust kept confidential.  

    4.  Family Law- Divorce case involving a woman seeking divorce who had been the victim on family violence.  Jury trial.  Issues included restricted visitation for the father, protective order for the wife, property division, spousal support, child support, tort recovery for assault, Week long jury trial.  Verdict returned in favor of my client on all issues and issues of law submitted to judge returned favorable to my client as well.  Galveston County, Texas

    5.  Family Law- Custody case involving unmarried parties involved in custody battle over their 2 year old daughter.  I represented the father who had left Texas and resided in another state.  Issues included custody, possession and access, healthcare, child support, travel for the child, and geographic restriction.  Amicus attorney favored the mother.  However, jury verdict returned in favor of my client.  Custody awarded to father and child allowed to move to state where father resides.  

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