Growing up in Macon and having a father with a dedicated practice as a personal injury lawyer, Laura learned how being a trial lawyer helps protect the rights of injured individuals and make a difference in their lives for the better.
Laura went to college at the University of Georgia, where she obtained her bachelor’s degree in psychology, graduating magna cum laude and with honors. Laura attended the Walter F. George School of Law at Mercer University, where she graduated magna cum laude and in the top five percent of her class.
While at Mercer, Laura was a member of the Mercer Law Review and was actively involved in the Moot Court Program. In her third year of law school, Laura served as a student member of the William Augustus Bootle Inn of Court. She then received the Walker P. Johnson, Jr. Memorial Award, an award given to a graduating senior who has demonstrated excellence in litigation skills and a keen sense of professionalism and ethics. Laura also received a number of other scholastic honors, including the Faculty Award for Outstanding Legal Writing and awards for excellence in civil lawsuits, legal professionalism, and legal writing.
Before joining Penn Law, Laura worked in Macon with a trial firm, where she gained extensive experience working on and trying complex cases involving traumatic injuries and wrongful death.
Laura dedicates 100% of her practice as a trial lawyer to representing and advocating for the rights of injured victims or their family members.
Laura is an active member of the State Bar of Georgia and the Georgia Trial Lawyers Association.
• Georgia, 2009
• U.S. District Court Middle District of Georgia, 2010
• U.S. District Court Northern District of Georgia, 2010
• Georgia Court of Appeals, 2012
Honors & Awards
• Georgia Super Lawyers (2024)
• Georgia Super Lawyers, "Rising Star" (2016 - 2022)
• Order of Barristers
• Walker P. Johnson, Jr. Memorial Award
• Brainerd Currie Honor Society