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

Firm Highlights

Press Coverage

Bangor Releases Unredacted Files on Effort to Close Homeless Encampment

Following a five-month effort by local media, represented by attorney Sigmund Schutz, chair of Preti Flaherty's Media Law Practice Group, the City of Bangor finally released unredacted records related to its attempts to close a...


Preti Flaherty Ranked Among Best Lawyers 2024 Best Law Firms

Best Lawyers has ranked Preti Flaherty among the Best Law Firms for 2024. To be eligible for ranking, a law firm must have at least one attorney named in the 2024 Best Lawyers in...


Maine Workers’ Compensation Update - November 2023

The following is an overview of developments with respect to proposed legislation as well as new procedures on independent contractor determinations, medical fee schedule updates, and the use of updated Board forms, including medical...


Remembering Preti Flaherty Founder Robert F. Preti

We at Preti Flaherty are deeply saddened by the passing of one of our founding partners and longtime friend, Robert Preti. Bob was not just a part of our firm; he was a part...

Press Coverage

Maine Media Organizations Oppose Foreign Electioneering Ban

Question 2 on Maine’s November ballot asserts that corporations owned or controlled by foreign governments do not have the same rights to political speech as companies here in the U.S. and that foreign governments should be prohibited...


Preti Flaherty Welcomes Employment Law Attorney Brooke K. Haley to the Firm

Preti Flaherty is pleased to announce that attorney Brooke K. Haley has joined the firm’s Employment Law Practice Group as a Partner. Brooke will work primarily from the firm’s Portland office. Brooke’s practice centers...


Eric Osterberg Presents Webinar on IP Rights and Infringement With Podcasts and Livestreaming

Eric Osterberg joins a panel of industry experts to present “IP Rights and Infringement With Podcasts and Livestreaming.” The panel focuses on guiding intellectual property counsel on the IP issues that arise when creating...


November 7, 2023 Election Results

Maine’s November 2023 statewide elections were exclusively referendum questions, four were citizen initiatives, and four were proposed amendments to the Maine Constitution. Of these, Questions 5, 7 and 8 were placed on the ballot...

Press Coverage

Maine Center for Public Interest Reporting Wins Public Records Dispute with York County Jail


FRBP 9006 Doesn't Take Vacations

Bodie Colwell of Preti Flaherty’s Creditors' Rights & Bankruptcy Group, has authored the article "FRBP 9006 Doesn't Take Vacations," appearing in the October 2023 issue of the American Bankruptcy Institute's Young & New Members Committee newsletter...