Laura is Chair of the firm’s Employment Law Practice Group and a member of the Litigation Practice Group. Recognized as a “Rising Star” in her field of practice, Laura implements a thoughtful yet aggressive approach to her work, helping clients find unique ways to resolve legal issues to best fit their needs. 

As a member of the firm’s Employment Law team, she regularly advises employers on a wide range of issues, including anti-discrimination laws, FMLA, FLSA, ADA compliance, as well as other laws that impact her clients across industries. Laura often assists clients in drafting employee handbooks and policies, conducting anti-harassment and anti-discrimination training, investigating pre-litigation employment-related claims, and advising on a variety of issues ranging from sensitive personnel decisions to other compliance-related matters.

A seasoned litigator, Laura regularly represents clients in claims before administrative bodies and in state and federal court in each of the jurisdictions where she is admitted to practice. She has significant experience defending clients in cases involving allegations of wage-and-hour violations, whistleblowing, discrimination, and sexual harassment. 

Laura’s extensive litigation experience extends beyond her employment-related focus. She also represents clients in a wide range of other matters, including real estate litigation, commercial disputes, and non-employment disability discrimination claims. She is skilled at preparing cases for trial but is also experienced in representing clients at mediation and negotiating settlement agreements as appropriate.

Laura is a member of Preti Flaherty’s Recruitment and Professional Development Committees. A Maine native, Laura resides in the Portland area with her husband and two sons. 

Professional Activities

  • Maine State Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
  • Human Resources Association of Southern Maine

Honors & Recognition

  • Super Lawyers Rising Star (2016-2021)
  • Recognized by Best Lawyers in America as "One to Watch" for Labor and Employment Management Law and Labor and Employment Litigation in the Portland, Maine, region - 2021, 2022
  • Benchmark Litigation "40 & Under List," 2022-Present

Firm Highlights


Another Reminder to Update Policies and Procedures to Reflect Latest COVID-19 Guidance

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New EEOC Poster Requirement and Guidance on Notice-Posting in Hybrid Workplaces

A modified version of this article was published in Mainebiz on February 3, 2023. Read the article here . The U.S. Equal Opportunity Commission (“EEOC”) recently updated the “EEO is the Law” poster and...


Fifteen Preti Flaherty Attorneys Selected for Inclusion in 2022 Super Lawyers

Fifteen Preti Flaherty attorneys have been selected for recognition by Super Lawyers , including seven Rising Stars. Super Lawyers rates outstanding lawyers throughout the United States in more than 70 practice areas. Only five...


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Preti Flaherty Attorneys Recognized for ILAP Support

Several Preti Flaherty attorneys were recognized for their support by the The Immigrant Legal Advocacy Project (ILAP) in its  2021 Annual Report . ILAP's goal is to help low-income immigrants improve their legal status and promote...


What to Expect When You're Expecting: Two New Federal Laws Expand Workplace Rights and Protections for Pregnant and Nursing Employees

On December 29, 2022, President Biden signed two (2) bills into law that expand workplace protections for pregnant and nursing employees—the  Pregnant Workers Fairness Act  (the "PWFA") and the  Providing Urgent Maternal Protections for...


Reminder to Continue to Update Policies and Practices to Reflect Latest COVID-19 Guidance

You might be sick of thinking about COVID-19 but people are still getting sick and employers must take appropriate action to keep the workplace safe. There has been a steady increase this summer in...