Lisa M VanAuken is a Houston Family Law Attorney. While she grew up in Northern New York, she has lived in Houston, Texas area since 1995 and has made the Houston area her home.
Lisa VanAuken graduated Magna Cum Laude from SUNY Plattsburgh in 1995 with a B.A. in Political Science. Lisa went on to graduate from the University of Houston Law Center, where she was a member of Phi Delta Phi, a national legal honor society. While in law school Lisa M VanAuken gained her first exposure to the family law court system when she did her legal internship with the Harris County District Attorney’s Office Family Criminal Law Division, where she advocated on behalf of victims of domestic violence to obtain protective orders.
Since being licensed in November 1998 Lisa has practiced exclusively in the area of family law. Over the last 19 years she has gained valuable experience handling uncontested divorces, contested divorces, high asset property divisions, paternity suits, step-parent adoptions, infant adoptions, interstate adoptions, contested child custody suits, child custody modifications, child support cases, child support modification cases, protective orders, and Attorney General Office cases. While she practices primarily in Harris County, she has also represented clients in Fort Bend, Brazoria, and Galveston Counties.
Lisa prides herself on giving her clients personalized attention. Family law cases are intensely personal and people are often in crisis by the time they reach out to legal counsel. Lisa is a compassionate and caring legal advocate for her clients.
Personally, Lisa is married to her college sweetheart and has 2 children who are active in community and school theater and choir programs.
Not Certified by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization
- Alton Mccruse. 10/9/2019
I have used Lisa Van Auken for over 10 years. She has done everything for me from a divorce to child support. Unfortunately I have needed a family lawyer more than once but I am relieved she is MY lawyer. When anyone ever asks if they need a lawyer, I ALWAYS recommend Lisa Van Auken. She knows family law and she tells me, honestly, about my case and what I can and can't do.
- Theresa Romero. 3/18/2018
Lisa was fast, to the point and extremely helpful on resolving my case. Her advice was candid and, at the end, it saved me money and my kids aggravation. I will forever be thankful for her services.
- Eugenia Archetti. 2/9/2018
Lisa has taken more than 1 case for me and in both scenarios has done a fantastic job, Google review doesn't give her enough justice, ignore any poor reviews, and feel free to contact me if you want a reference. She is honest, her Rate is reasonable and her work is thorough. She is a veteran who knows how the legal system works!