Laura stands up for her clients and adheres to the highest professional and personal standards, in every proceeding from the cooperative to the contentious.

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A skilled advocate, Laura brings over 500 hours of jury trial and courtroom experience to her family law clients.

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Laura and the entire team at Furniss Family Law Group work hard to make sure our clients feel supported throughout their family court proceedings.

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Since 1993

Attorney Laura M. Furniss

With over 500 hours of jury trial and courtroom experience, Laura transitioned from criminal to family law in order to work more closely with her clients. She enjoys the holistic aspects of family law, and brings the same dedication and tenacity she employed when prosecuting felonies and misdemeanors.

Locally, she has worked with the San Francisco, Santa Clara and San Mateo District Attorney’s offices as well as the California Office of the Attorney General.

Laura has extensive public speaking experience in venues across California, Washington and Mexico. She has also lectured for the Santa Clara District Attorney’s Office and the University of San Francisco Inn of Court, among others.

Laura earned her J.D. and B.A. from the University of San Francisco. During law school, she served on the Public Interest Law Foundation and co-founded the USF chapter of Phi Delta Phi—an international legal honor society and the oldest legal organization in continuous existence in the United States.

She received her undergraduate degree with a major in Politics and a minor in Legal Studies. In addition to serving as Vice President of the USF Pre-Law Society, Laura is a lifetime member of the Pi Sigma Alpha National Political Science Honor Society.


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