Laura has significant litigation experience in family and juvenile cases. She has represented parents facing allegations of child abuse and neglect, as well as juveniles who have allegedly committed a crime.

Overview

Laura has also acted as a guardian ad litem for children who have been abused and neglected.

Additionally, Laura has experience representing inmates on petitions for habeas corpus relief, and has spent a number of years as a public defender in Missouri before joining the firm.

Professional & Civic Activities

Professional & Civic Activities

Lawyer's Encouraging Academic Performance, Life Member

Children's Mercy Hospital, Institutional Review Board Member

Tall Oaks, a Disciples of Christ camp and conference center, former Ministry Member and former Gala Steering Committee Member

Lawyer's Encouraging Academic Performance, former Board Member and President

Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association

  • Juvenile Courts and Law Committee, former Chairman

Practices & Industries

Admissions

  • Missouri, 1982

Education

University of Missouri-Kansas City, J.D., 1981

University of Missouri-Columbia, B.J., 1975

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