Lauren Gaydos Duffer & Amia Heggins: Woman Wednesday

Partner Feature

Sep 1 At Alcea, we pride ourselves on partnering with people who share our mission for an ethical, inclusive third-party experience from beginning to end. Today, on Woman Wednesday, we’re featuring two exceptional women, Lauren Gaydos Duffer and Amia Heggins of the Gaydos Duffer law firm, specializing in family, adoption, and assisted reproduction technology law. The Gaydos Duffer team understands that creating your family through assisted reproduction is exciting but can be emotional and challenging at the same time. They understand that there are many moving parts in this journey, all of which are time-sensitive and play a critical part in the overall outcome. Gaydos Duffer has the expertise and knowledge to represent you whether as an Intended Parent(s), Surrogate/Gestational Carrier, or Donor. They have represented hundreds of families throughout the years both domestically and those residing abroad. Lauren Gaydos Duffer & Amia Heggins Gaydos Duffer, P.C. Family/Adoption/Assisted Reproductive Technology Law Telephone: 817.548.5643
1251 W. Green Oaks Blvd, Suite 130
Arlington, Texas 76013

Amia Heggins and Lauren Gaydos Duffer

About Lauren Gaydos Duffer

Lauren Gaydos Duffer is Co-Managing Partner of Gaydos Duffer, P.C. Lauren grew up in Arlington, Texas. She is the daughter of Joanne Gaydos and Larry Gaydos, a prominent attorney formerly with Haynes and Boone, L.L.P., and her current Partner at Gaydos Duffer, P.C. Lauren is married to Ronnie Duffer, the owner of Tri Star Pools in Aledo, Texas, and the mother of two adventurous, smart and talented sons, Blake and Brody.

Lauren received her Bachelor of Arts Degree in Speech Communications from Baylor University. Lauren was a member of Zeta Tau Alpha Sorority at Baylor University. After graduating cum laude from Baylor University, Lauren returned to the Dallas/Fort Worth area and received her law degree from Southern Methodist University (SMU) in Dallas.

Lauren has extensive training and expertise in collaborative divorce, modifications, assisted reproduction, child custody, complex marital property division, pre- and post-marital agreements, and adoption matters. As a Family Law attorney, Lauren exhibits compassion and empathy to all of her clients who find themselves in difficult situations, while skillfully negotiating unique resolutions to meet her clients’ needs both in and out of the courtroom.

Lauren is a member of the Arlington Bar Association, where she served on the Board of Directors from 2009-2010, Secretary/Treasurer from 2010-2011, Vice President from 2011-2012, and President from 2012-2013. She is also a charter member of the Arlington Young Lawyers Association and served as President from 2010-2011.

Lauren’s other memberships include Collaborative Lawyers of Arlington and Mansfield, State Bar of Texas Family Law Section, Collaborative Divorce Texas, the Texas Bar College, International Academy of Collaborative Professionals, American Society of Reproductive Medicine, Academy of Adoption & Assisted Reproduction Attorneys, Resolve, Tarrant County Family Law Bar Association, and State Bar of Texas Collaborative Law Section.

About Amia Heggins

Amia graduated from the University of North Texas in Denton, Texas where she majored in Criminal Justice. Amia began her career as a Juvenile Probation Officer with Dallas County Juvenile Department and later transitioned as a Legal Assistant focusing exclusively in Family Law and ran the day-to-day operations of a licensed adoption agency in Dallas, Texas.

Amia joined Gaydos Duffer in 2019 as its Adoption and Assisted Reproduction Coordinator, and brings over 20 years of experience focusing primarily on family formation. Amia’s knowledge and expertise is invaluable since she is the main point of contact for families beginning their adoption or surrogacy journeys. As a parent herself, she offers compassion and dedication to helping families achieve their goals of building a family.

Amia is very active in her community and with her sorority Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. where she has chaired numerous committees and serves as a member of the Executive Committee. She is married to Steve and has two French Mastiffs. Amia and Steve have two adult children, Logan and Madison. Amia is an avid sports fan and enjoys watching the Pittsburgh Steelers and the Dallas Mavericks. Go Steeler Nation!