Senior Associate Attorney
Laura Richardson is a Senior Associate at Varghese Summersett Family Law Group, where she is committed to guiding individuals and families through some of life’s greatest challenges. Laura’s experience, compassion, and strong work ethic are the foundation of her success as a top Fort Worth family law attorney.
Laura has significant experience handling a wide range of family law matters, including high-asset divorce, contentious child custody disputes, and complex property and debt division. She is a zealous advocate for her clients, whether in the courtroom or at the negotiating table. She will leave no stone unturned in pursuit of the best possible outcome.
Laura’s tenacity and legal acumen stems, in part, from her upbringing in Westchester County in New York. The daughter of two corporate attorneys, it was clear early on that Laura was destined to follow her parents into the legal profession. After graduating from Dartmouth College, she attended the University of Virginia School of Law, where she received her law degree in 2012.
After law school, Laura moved to Chicago where she began practicing in the debt finance group of a large law firm. Realizing that her true passion was helping people through difficult times, Laura made the switch to family law. She worked in the family law arena in Key West, Florida, before moving to North Texas.
Along the way, Laura also worked as a journalist and owned her own business in Key West – occupations that only further solidified her skills as an advocate and a problem-solver. Her ultimate goal is to help her clients move on to the next chapter of their lives with as much peace and positivity as possible.
When Laura is not advocating for her clients, she enjoys spending time with her husband and their two dogs, Max and Kal. She also loves softball, traveling, and reading.
Fun Fact: Laura’s husband is Russell J. Holmes, the star of the new HGTV show Renovation Impossible. She also is fluent in Italian.
University of Virginia School of Law, Juris Doctorate, 2012
Dartmouth College, Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and Italian, 2009
- High Asset, Complex Divorce
- Contested and Uncontested Divorce
- Property Division
- Spousal Maintenance
- Divorce Temporary Orders
- Child Custody, Support and Modification
- Child Visitation, Possession and Access
- CPS Safety Plans and Removal of Children
- Grandparents Rights
- Protective Orders
- Enforcement of Existing Orders
Honors, Awards Memberships
- Top Attorney, Fort Worth Magazine, 2022
- Member, State Bar of Texas
- Member, State Bar of Texas Family Law Section
- Member, Tarrant County Family Bar Association
- Dartmouth Lawyers Association Awards / Accolades Languages English & Italian