Laura brings a wealth of knowledge of what constitutes persuasive advocacy. She has experience with a wide variety of substantive fields, including disputes involving contractual matters, workers compensation, mortgage foreclosure and insurance matters.
Laura is a former law clerk to both Justice Charles Freeman of the Illinois Supreme Court, and Justice Thomas Hoffman of the Illinois Appellate Court. She also worked as an extern in the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois for the late Judge Nicholas Bua.
In addition, Laura has experience working at boutique law firms focused on intellectual property and personal injury law. Laura represents a variety of individuals in pro bono matters involving landlord-tenant disputes and domestic orders of protection.
A graduate of Loyola University School of Law, she was a member of the Consumer Law Journal and recipient of the leadership and service award.
Laura is a member of the Chicago Bar Association and the Justinian Society of Lawyers. She is an active member of several pro bono organizations, including the Public Interest Law Initiative and Legal Aid Chicago. She currently serves on the Advisory Board for Pro Bono Network, based in Oak Park, Illinois.
In her spare time, Laura enjoys playing tennis and skiing, and spending time with her husband, Jonathan, and their sons.
- Loyola University School of Law (J.D. 1991)
- Loyola University of Chicago (B.S. 1984)
Speeches & Publications
- Author, "District Court Underscores the Importance of Suing the Correct Party in Action for Recovery of Distributional Interest," Novack and Macey Case Study, January 28, 2019
- Author, "Illinois Appellate Court Holds Double-Dealing Executive Liable for Breach of Fiduciary Duties, Orders him to Forfeit Salary," Novack and Macey Case Study, June 29, 2018
- Author, "Illinois Appellate Court finds Building Contractor is Without Legal Capacity to Bring Counterclaims 3 1/2 years after Dissolution," Novack and Macey Case Study, June 7, 2017