Aaryn was born and raised in the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex. Aaryn received her undergraduate degree from Southwest Texas State University in San Marcos, Texas. She then returned to the area to attend law school and received her law degree from Texas Wesleyan University School of Law in Fort Worth. While in law school, Aaryn had an internship with the Tarrant County District Attorney's Office in the family violence unit. Aaryn began her practice of law in Denton County and later opened her own firm in December 2007 in Tarrant County. Aaryn continues to practice family law in North Texas and focuses her practice on adoption, child custody, and child welfare.
State Bar of Texas, 2005-present
Tarrant County Bar Association, 2007-present
Tarrant County Family Law Bar Association, 2008-present
College of the State Bar of Texas, 2009-present
National Association of Counsel for Children, 2010-present
Collaborative Law Institute of Texas, 2009-2010
Denton County Bar Association, 2006-2011
Denton County Criminal Defense Lawyer's Association, 2006-2008
Admitted to the State Bar of Texas, 2005
Texas Wesleyan School of Law, Juris Doctorate, 2005
Southwest Texas State University, Bachelor of Business Administration, Cum Laude, 2002
Certified as a Child Welfare Law Specialist by the National Association of Counsel for Children, 2012
Texas Superlawyers "Rising Star" selection, 2014-2015
2008 Denton County Attorney Ad Litem of the Year for work as attorney for children involved with Child Protective Services. Given by the Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) of Denton County.
Presenter at the Tarrant County Foster Parent Association monthly meeting, 2013
Presenter at the Dallas Bar Association Child Welfare Conference, 2013
Presenter at the 26th Annual Juvenile Law Institute, 2013
Non-profit Organization Experience
Non-profit Management Certificate Program presented by UTA Continuing Education Program, expected completion 2015
FACT (Family and Child Trauma) Alliance, President of the Board of Directors and Executive Director, 2013-present
Grapevine Chamber of Commerce, 2008-2011
Grapevine Chamber of Commerce Women's Division, 2008
Volunteer Work & Charities Supported
As a breast cancer survivor, Aaryn is a proud supporter of the Breast Cancer Research Foundation and the American Cancer Society and participates in various fundraising and awareness events. Aaryn served as a Team Captain for a 2015 Relay for Life team.
In 2015, Aaryn conducted a fundraiser for Together We Rise, a non-profit organization that provides support for children in foster care. The fundraiser was able to raise enough money to purchase and decorate 40 duffle bags filled with a blanket, coloring book, crayons, hygiene kit, and stuffed animal that were given to foster children in the DFW Metroplex.
Aaryn walked in the Prevent Child Abuse Texas Walk to Action in 2010. The Walk to Action is a 20-mile walk to raise awareness of child abuse and to raise funds for Prevent Child Abuse Texas.
Aaryn has volunteered her legal services to assist foster families adopt their foster children during the Tarrant County National Adoption Day in 2008. Aaryn also volunteered assist with National Adoption Day in Tarrant County in November 2008, 2009, 2010, 2012, and 2013.
Aaryn was a member of a sub-committee of the Tarrant County Mental Health Commission to create the program and secure speakers for the 2013 Trauma Symposium held in Fort Worth, Texas.
Aaryn was one of hundreds of Texas attorneys who volunteered to assist in representation of the approximately 330 children removed from the YFZ Ranch by Child Protective Services in 2008. Aaryn represented three young sisters in the case.
Aaryn is the Founding Chair of Young and Under Pressure, an internet-based support group for youth with glaucoma, the first of its kind. Young and Under Pressure was adopted by The Glaucoma Foundation as one of its programs in 1999. Aaryn also assisted in founding a similar group for parents of youth with glaucoma and another group for adult glaucoma patients. Aaryn has volunteered for several Foundation programs and two national conventions. Aaryn was Awarded the Kitty Carlisle Hart Award of Merit for Lifetime Achievement by the Glaucoma Foundation in 2003.
Aaryn is an active supporter of the Juvenile Diabetes Foundation and the local Fort Worth-Arlington Chapter of JDRF. Aaryn was the family team captain for Charlotte's Angels from 2008 to 2010. The Law Office of Aaryn Lamb was a corporate sponsor of the 2011 and 2012 Walks to Cure Diabetes in Fort Worth.
Austin Children's Shelter, St. Jude's Research Hospital, CASA of Tarrant County, CASA of Denton County, Prevent Child Abuse Texas, the American Diabetes Association, Children at Risk, and Relief Nursery of Central Texas are other charities Aaryn has supported.
Seminars Attended Include:
Trust Based Relational Intervention Training by the TCU Institute of Child Development - 2012
Texas Judicial Seminar on Child Welfare - 2012
14th American Bar Association National Conference on Children and the Law - 2011
2nd American Bar Association National Child Welfare Parents' Attorneys Conference - 2011
CPS Collaborative Project - 2010
Juvenile Law - 2010
33rd National Child Welfare, Juvenile and Family Law Conference - 2010
Adoption Training - 2010
Parental Alienation - 2010
Advanced Family Law - 2010
Interdisciplinary Social Study Training - 2010
Texas Judicial Seminar on Child Welfare - 2010
Attorney Ad Litem Training in Child Abuse & Neglect Cases - 2010
Permanent Judicial Commission on Children and Families - 2010
Practitioner's Guide to the Abuse & Neglect Case - 2009
Adoption Training - 2009
Advanced Family Law - 2009
Nuts and Bolts of Collaborative Law - 2009
Collaborative Law Course - 2009
Texas Legislative Process - 2009
Advanced Family Law - 2008
Building Blocks of Wills, Estates, & Probate - 2008
Wills, Trusts and Probate - 2008
Marital Agreements - 2008
27th Annual Prairie Dog Criminal Law Seminar - 2007
Texas Family Code Legislative Update - 2007
Domestic Violence Seminar - 2006
Juvenile Ad Litem Training - 2006
Effects of New Bankruptcy Laws - 2006
Criminal Law Boot Camp - 2006
Family Law Boot Camp - 2006