Family-Focused Advocacy & Counsel Responsive & Accessible Representation

Louise T. Truax

  • Partner







Attorney Truax has practiced family law throughout her career. She began practicing at Berkowitz & Balbirer in Westport, before founding Lax & Truax, LLC in Fairfield in 1998. She is now a founding partner in the firm of Reich & Truax, PLLC in Southport.

Attorney Truax is a member of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers (AAML), a national organization with the top family lawyers from across the country. As a member of AAML, she is active on numerous committees regarding child custody issues, served as Treasurer and CLE chair for the national organization in 2014, culminating in the receipt of the Fellow of the Year Award.

Attorney Truax frequently lectures both in Connecticut and across the country regarding family law and child custody issues. She is the General Editor and author of three chapters of Connecticut Family Law, a publication of LexisNexis, which is updated annually.

Areas Of Practice

  • Family Law

Bar Admissions

  • Connecticut, 1993


  • Pace University School of Law, White Plains, New York
    • J.D. - 1993
    • Honors: cum laude
  • University of Vermont, Burlington, Vermont
    • 1984
    • Major: Political Science

Published Works

  • Louise Truax, General Editor, LexisNexis Practice Guide: Connecticut Family Law, LexisNexis
  • Recent Appellate and Supreme Court Developments, Connecticut Family Lawyer, 2013

Representative Cases

  • DeNunzio v. DeNunzio, 320 Conn. 178 (2016), CT Supreme
  • DeNunzio v. DeNunzio, 151 Conn. App. 403(2014), CT Appellate
  • Perry v. Perry, 156 Conn. App. 587 (2015), CT Appellate
  • Morgan v. Morgan, 136 Conn. App. 371 (2012), CT Appellate
  • Budrawich v. Budrawich, 132 Conn. App. 291 (2011), CT Appellate

Classes / Seminars

  • Recent Developments in Family Law, Fairfield County Bar Association, 1998 to Present
  • Recent Developments in Family Law, Connecticut Bar Association, 1997 to 2011

Honors and Awards

  • American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers - Fellow of the Year, 2014
  • The Best Lawyers in America, 2008-Present
  • Best Lawyers, Lawyer of the Year , Family Law, Stamford, 2017
  • Connecticut Super Lawyers, Top 25 Women, 2008-Present
  • Connecticut Super Lawyers, Top 50 Lawyers, 2010-Present

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, Fellow, 2005 to Present
  • American Bar Associations, Member, Family Law Section, 1993 to Present
  • Connecticut Bar Association, Family Law Section, Member, 1993 to Present
  • Association of Family and Conciliation Courts, Member, 2012 to Present

Past Employment Positions

  • Lax and Truax, LLC, Partner, 1998 to 2017
  • Berkowitz & Balbirer, Associate, 1993 to 1998


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