Our Team

And what does the Lord require of you?  To act justly and to love mercy and to walk humbly with your God.

- Micah 6:8, NIV

Lauren Hudgeons

Attorney at Law

Personal Biography

Lauren was born and raised in Hunt County, Texas. After graduating from Greenville High School, Lauren obtained a bachelor’s degree from Baylor University in just two and a half years. After graduation, Lauren married her husband Brian and went on to earn a juris doctorate from Baylor Law School. Lauren and Brian are the proud parents of Avery, Aiden, Anthony, and Addison.  Lauren has experience as a foster and adoptive parent, adoption attorney, and CPS attorney ad litem.  She holds positions on several local boards and is passionate about helping children and families in need.

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Baylor Law School, Juris Doctorate Degree, 2006, cum laude

Baylor University, Bachelor of Arts Degree, 2002, magna cum laude

Professional Experience

      Lauren has dedicated her career to helping children and families, first as a prosecutor pursuing justice for abused women and children, then in private practice advocating for adoptive families and children in foster care.

      Lauren spent the first eight years of her legal career as a prosecutor in both Dallas and Hunt Counties prosecuting all types of crime, with a focus on working with victims of abuse. During her time as a prosecutor, Lauren tried over 60 jury trials, wrote numerous appellate briefs, argued before the 6th Court of Appeals, and authored legislation sponsored by Senator Bob Deuell.

      Lauren’s work with abused and neglected children, and the example of families in her church who had adopted, motivated her to establish a private adoption practice in 2012. Since then, Lauren has assisted over 200 families with the adoption process and expanded her services to families to include comprehensive will packages and probate administration.  Lauren has also been appointed to represent over 150 children in foster care as attorney ad litem.

      Lauren understands that going through any legal process can be intimidating and frustrating. Her goal is to walk her clients through each step of the legal process, encouraging them that God has a plan for their family and for His glory.

Memberships and Associations

- State Bar of Texas

- Family Law Section of the State Bar of Texas

- Real Estate, Probate, & Trust Law Section of the State Bar of Texas

- Hunt County Bar Association

- Cloverleaf Foster Parent Association

- The Cedars Board of Directors 

Melinda Hooten


Melinda is likely the voice you will hear when you call Hudgeons Law Firm!  She can help new clients get started or provide more information about adoption, wills, and probate. Melinda is a retired computer engineer and enjoys spending time with her grandchildren, reading murder mysteries, volunteering at her church, and leading a ladies Bible study for single women.  

Brian Hudgeons

Office Manager

Brian is the one who keeps us running! Brian manages the office, schedules appointments, and assists clients with whatever they need.  Brian is also a licensed real estate agent with Remax 3D Real Estate!  Need to purchase or sell residential or commercial property in Hunt or surrounding counties? Brian's your man! He also enjoys cars, the Cowboys, fellowshipping with friends, and he loves being a part of the family business!

Emily Romanowski

Intern Extraordinaire

Emily joined the Hudgeons Law Firm team as an intern through the paralegal program at Texas A&M Commerce. She helps with answering the phones, emailing clients, and making sure that we don't drown in paperwork!  Emily enjoys knitting, culturally diverse cuisine, and spending time with her sorority, Kappa Delta Chi.  We are grateful for her help and excited to see what the Lord has in store for her future!

Our goal is to treat every client like family.

 - Lauren Hudgeons