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Orange County CPS Defense Lawyer

Protecting your family is our top priority. If you’ve been contacted by Child Protective Services (CPS), you need a strong defense. Our dedicated team of legal experts specializes in CPS cases, ensuring your rights are protected. We understand the stress and uncertainty you may be facing, but you don’t have to face it alone. Contact us today for a consultation and let us fight for your family’s future.

An Experienced Team by Your Side

When it comes to a CPS investigation or case, having the best and most experienced lawyers by your side is critical. Our CPS defense attorneys have extensive knowledge of the law in these specialized cases and have a proven track record of successfully defending families. Our expertise allows us to confidently navigate the complexities of the legal process, ensuring that every aspect of your case is thoroughly examined and strategized.

Don’t settle for anything less than the best – contact us today and let our experienced CPS lawyers guide you through this challenging time.

Choosing an experienced attorney in a child abuse and neglect case may be the most important decision you make for your family in your lifetime. Here is why having the right attorney in these types of cases is so consequential:

Legal Expertise: Our experienced juvenile dependency/CPS defense counsel deeply understands the relevant laws, regulations, and court procedures in child abuse and neglect cases. They can apply their knowledge to navigate the legal system effectively and build a strong defense strategy to get and keep your child home.

Investigation and Evidence Gathering: Our skilled lawyers can conduct an independent investigation into the allegations of abuse or neglect. They can gather evidence, interview witnesses, and analyze the facts of the case to challenge the validity of the accusations. This can involve examining medical records, school records, and any other relevant documentation to build a strong defense.

Protection of Rights: Accusations of child abuse or neglect can have severe consequences, including the potential loss of custody and involvement of the dependency court system. Experienced counsel ensures that the accused’s constitutional rights are protected. They can challenge any violations, recognize and expose biases, and protect the parent’s rights.

Negotiation and Advocacy: In some cases, experienced counsel can negotiate with Child Protective Services (CPS) and their attorneys to reach a favorable resolution. They can advocate for alternative solutions such as counseling, rehabilitation programs, or supervised visitation instead of complete removal of the child from the home. This can help minimize the disruption and trauma experienced by the child and the parent.

Court Representation: Having experienced counsel by your side is crucial if the case proceeds to court. They can present a strong defense, cross-examine witnesses, and challenge the social worker’s evidence. They can also present compelling arguments to the judge to demonstrate why the child is safe in your care.

Knowledge of Resources: Experienced counsel is well-connected within the legal community and can provide access to resources supporting the parent This can include expert witnesses, therapists, or other professionals who can provide valuable insights or testimony to support the parent.

Overall, having experienced counsel in child abuse and neglect cases provides a higher likelihood of achieving a fair and just outcome. Our attorneys protect parents’ rights and work towards a resolution in the best interest of both the child and the family.

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Meet Lauren Johnson-Norris

Lauren Johnson-Norris has 18 years of experience defending clients in juvenile cases. She has been recognized as a Super Lawyer Rising Star and Top Women Lawyer in Southern California by Los Angeles Magazine.

Client Reviews

Elica, Katherine, and Lauren handled my case with grace and kindness. Even though I don’t live in the county and was not physically present for the proceedings, they were...


Lauren and her team have always been informative and confident with the handling of my case. Any concerns I have, they have always been able to address them. I feel taken...


Lauren Johnson is the most outstanding, exceptional, and accommodating Attorney I have ever had the honor and privilege to encounter. Her empathy, compassion, insight...

Jessica Miller


Conveniently located in Irvine, CA.

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19200 Von Karman Ave #400

Irvine, CA 92612

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