Biography

Laura is a member of Preti Flaherty’s Environmental Practice Group in the firm’s Portland office. Her practice focuses on complex environmental matters, performing research and analysis; advising on all aspects of administrative law, including licensing, rulemaking, and enforcement matters; and representing clients in affirmative, defensive, and appellate litigation. She has experience with state and federal protection of water and air laws, including the Clean Water Act, the Clean Air Act, and related statutes.

Laura is a graduate of the Pace University School of Law, where she received her LL.M. and J.D. degrees, and Fordham University. Following law school, she was Director of Environmental Law Programs and an adjunct professor of law at Pace Law. Laura later served as a law clerk in the chambers of Justice Ellen A. Gorman of the Maine Supreme Judicial Court. As a law student, she held internships at the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative, Inc.; in the Criminal Division of the U.S. Attorney’s Office; and for the Hon. Patty Shwartz, U.S. Magistrate Judge for the District of New Jersey.

Laura joins Preti Flaherty after three years as an Assistant Attorney General at the Office of the Maine Attorney General, Natural Resources Division, and two years as a real estate attorney at a notable law firm in Bangor.

Laura lives in South Portland, Maine.

Professional Activities

  • American Bar Association
  • New York State Bar Association

Honors & Recognition

  • Nicholas A. Robinson Award for Distinguished Environmental Achievement
  • Fordham University Dean’s Scholarship for Academic Excellence
  • Fordham University Student Leadership Award