Ms. Bociaga is passionate about family law and providing the highest level of representation to clients.
Ms. Bociaga recently passed the Certified Family Law Specialist Exam and is awaiting final certification from the California Board of Legal Specialization, which she expects to receive later in 2020. She has extensive litigation and negotiation experience in all aspects of Family Law, including restraining orders, child and spousal support, custody and visitation, and property division.
Ms. Bociaga is a member of the Los Angeles County Bar Association, Santa Clarita Valley Bar Association, and San Fernando Valley Bar Association. She also provides pro bono legal services as a volunteer attorney for Christian Legal Aid.
Ms. Bociaga graduated summa cum laude from California State University, Northridge with a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology, minoring in English Literature. She attended law school at Pepperdine University School of Law in Malibu, where she graduated cum laude. In addition to her J.D., Lauren received her Certificate in Dispute Resolution and her Certificate in Criminal Legal Practice. She also served as an Executive Editor of the Pepperdine Dispute Resolution Law Journal.
Outside of work, Ms. Bociaga enjoys Scuba Diving and travel, both domestic and international. She has a special love of London, England, where she spent her study abroad during law school. She volunteers as the Webmaster for a local dive club in her free time.
I hired Lauren McAllister and Aree Diarian of Sperling Law Firm to represent me in my divorce. They have been exceptional. I never felt I was nickel and dimed. I felt as though I was their only client (though I knew they had others.) Most importantly to me they were compassionate to my situation. They are very kind but also tough when they need to be. They are supported by the rest of the legal team at Sperling Law who were always up to speed with my case. I could not recommend Lauren McAllister, Aree Diarian and Sperling Law Firm enough.
Back in June of 2018, I visited this law office to help me with a restraining order. That’s when I met Mr. Sperling, Lauren McAllister and Steve Shore who are tough professionals and very observant lawyers that take the time to help and assist you as well as come up with the best possible plan and strategy for your particular legal troubles.
McAllister has a comforting presence and impresses with her quick organizational skills and legal knowledge in meetings; Mr. Sperling makes sure you leave their offices with more hope and fewer worries. I highly recommend for everyone to check this law firm out. Everyone employed at this firm is very capable and kind from top to bottom.
Even the delightful paralegal Carolyn Shahverdians is absolutely committed to giving you the best and most comfortable experience possible, either when you’re visiting their offices, or during her quick email correspondence. Big thumbs up. I would definitely come back to them.
I’ve had a positive experience with Sperling Law Firm. I felt supported by everyone on the team during my move-away case, especially Lauren.
Okay, so I’ve been through a bunch of lawyers, for different reasons, over the past 25 years. Hopefully, my review will help you gain some insight to the process, and understand why this law firm is different from others out there. First, these lawyers and their staff truly care about how you feel. That’s very unique in a single lawyer, much less in a firm. They are the most philanthropic firm I’ve seen, and I’ve seen them do volunteer work and pro-bono/reduced rate work. They were very available to me, and I never felt brushed-off or uncared for. The firm has grown since I’ve been involved, and the entire staff has been amazing… They don’t take an unnecessary number of cases, leaving them time to personally take care of your case. I always had (reasonably) quick access to these attorneys and staff…
This firm has a long history (and reputation, according to my friends that are lawyers) of being big-dogs in the courtroom (and out). They are powerhouses, and they are respected by the judges. This is a BIG deal when you’re in the seat in front of the judge.
My wife and I have trusted Mitchell, Aree, and Steve with our family for the past three years. They have been incredibly supportive, honest, and generous throughout our entire custody battle. They have been forthright in every conversation with us, they are extremely knowledgeable about family law, and they ha e worked tirelessly on our case. Previous reviewers clearly don’t seem to understand how attorney’s bill – retainers, hourly rates, actually getting paid by clients. Mitchell and Aree have saved us thousands of dollars by advising us on strategies to negotiate on our own with my wife’s ex rather then padding their fees with unnecessary legal services. We have nothing but gratitude and the deepest respect for the Sperling Law Firm.
I have had the privileged of being represented by Sperling Diarian & McAllister law firm in my child custody case. Before this, I represented myself; that was one of my biggest mistake. Anyone that represent himself or herself has a fool for a lawyer. Sperling Diarian & McAllister law firm is fabulous and I am so grateful to have them to answer all my questions. I would highly recommend this firm to anyone seeking legal representation that is fair, honest and will keep your best interest and unique needs at the forefront. I would not hesitate to seek continued representation from this law firm.