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Diana K. Cochrane
Stuart D. Colburn
Jay R. Downs
R. Christopher Esson
R. Lynn Fielder
D. Rynn Freiling
John V. Fundis
Adrienne Gasser
Christine B. Karcher
Tab H. Keener
Christopher M. Losey
Frances A. Lout
Charles E. Morse
Rodney M. Patterson
Pamela E. Pierce
Andrew Z. Schreck
Wendy D. Schrock
Timothy U. Stanford
Lauren H. Strax

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Janice G. Menzies
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Lauren H. Strax

Lauren H. Strax

Ms. Strax’s practice focuses on insurance and subrogation-related litigation, including complex wrongful death and non-subscriber claims. Prior to joining Downs & Stanford, Ms. Strax practiced extensively in the field of workers’ compensation, handling all manner of disputes before the Texas Department of Insurance Division of Workers’ Compensation. Ms. Strax also has experience in cases involving civil and criminal defense, professional license defense before the Texas Board of Medical Examiners and the Texas Board of Nursing, real estate, and oil and gas. She has been practicing law in the State of Texas since 2010 and has been a certified mediator since 2016.

Ms. Strax was born and raised in Houston, Texas, where she completed her high school education at one of the top preparatory schools in the country, St. John’s School. Afterwards, she graduated Magna Cum Laude from the University of Texas at Austin, and received the distinguished honor of being accepted into the Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society. She continued her education, receiving her Juris Doctorate from South Texas College of Law, where she received two AmJur awards.

Bar Admissions

  • State of Texas (2010)

Professional Affiliations

  • State Bar of Texas


  • South Texas College of Law, J.D., 2008
  • The University of Texas at Austin, B.A. Magna Cum Laude, 2002

Publications and Acknowledgements

  • Award for the highest grade in the study of Property II from South Texas College of Law’s International Legal Fraternity, Phi Delta Phi, 2006
  • Received an Excellence for the Future Award from South Texas College of Law for achieving the highest grade in the study of Health Law, 2008
  • Co-author of Appeals Panel Update for the Texas Bar Continuing Legal Education – Advanced Workers’ Compensation Law Course, 2018