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


Sixteen Preti Flaherty Attorneys Selected as Chambers USA Leaders in Their Field

Sixteen Preti Flaherty attorneys and six practice groups have been selected for inclusion in the 2022 Chambers USA Guide to America's Leading Lawyers for Business , the highly regarded directory of leading attorneys and...


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...


How Does the Collapse of Roe v. Wade Impact Employer Health Plans?

On June 24, 2022, the U.S. Supreme Court overturned its prior decisions in  Roe v. Wade  and  Planned Parenthood v. Casey , which held that the U.S. Constitution prohibits states from banning abortion or...

Press Coverage

Five Major Norwegian Salmon Companies Agree to $85 Million Settlement in Antitrust Case

Preti Flaherty announced today that a Miami federal Court has granted preliminary approval to an $85 million settlement agreement in an antitrust case involving alleged price fixing of farmed salmon sold in the United...

Press Coverage

Court Orders State Police to Reveal More Details About Misconduct by Troopers

Previously concealed records of trooper misconduct by the Maine State Police must be provided in response to public records requests by the press, according to a ruling by Judge William R. Anderson of Penobscot Superior...


Attorney Jason Howe Named MEREDA Public Policy Committee Co-Chair

Preti Flaherty attorney and co-chair of the firm's Real Estate and Finance Practice Group Jason Howe has been named co-chair of the Maine Real Estate & Development Association's Public Policy Committee. MEREDA’s active Public Policy...


2022 Maine Employment Law Summit

Join Us for the Return of Preti Flaherty's Annual Employment Law Summit! After two years away due to the pandemic, we've been thinking a lot about how office environments have changed during that time...


Primary Round-Up

Primary Round-Up As you are probably aware, primary elections in Maine took place on Tuesday, June 14, and there were a handful that could be significant to the general election outcome in November. Congressional...


Racial Justice Fund Seeks Applications for Second Round of Grants

The Maine Justice Foundation is pleased to announce the second round of grants from the Racial Justice Fund. The Foundation will accept applications for grants of up to $10,000 from June 1-15, 2022. The...

Press Coverage

Maine State Police Announces Restructuring After 3 Weeks of Declining to Share Details

On June 10, the Maine State Police announced plans to reorganize troop deployment and delegation of manpower in line with revised law enforcement priorities. The announcement follows several weeks of secretive posturing and a lack...