Laura represents Class I railroads, corporate clients and small business clients in blend of FELA, labor and employment, commercial litigation and property-related transactions. Laura is experienced in representing clients in Title VII claims of discrimination and retaliation; alleged violations of the FRSA, ADA, ADEA, FMLA, and FLSA, and their corresponding State law counterparts; trade secrets; breach of contract; and insurance coverage issues. In addition, Laura works with clients on various corporate and property transactions, including right-of-way acquisitions, license, utility crossing and regulatory affairs – such as grade crossing approvals before state commissions – and zoning and land use applications. Laura is licensed in Illinois and Wisconsin and represents clients in state and federal courts including success at the appellate level, as well as before state and federal agencies.
Prior to joining Daley Mohan Groble, Laura represented insured and self-insured defendants including doctors, hospitals and other medical providers in Medical Liability and Employment cases. Laura defended her clients in cases involving emergency room care, various types of cancer, orthopedic surgery and psychiatric treatment.
Laura was named an Emerging Lawyer in Illinois for Employment Law and Personal Injury Defense Law for 2019 and 2020. This award is given to the top 2% of Illinois attorneys who have proven themselves professional, ethical, and experienced at an early point in their legal career. Laura also serves on the Board of Directors for the Professional Women’s Club of Chicago, and is the Vice Chair of the Law Committee for the American Railway Development Association
- Marquette University Law School, J.D., 2007
- University of Michigan, cum laude, B.A. Political Science and History, 2004
- Illinois, 2007
- Wisconsin, 2007
- U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois (Member, Trial Bar)
- U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Wisconsin
- U.S. District Court for the Western District of Wisconsin
- U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit
Laura’s litigation experience makes her a zealous advocate for her clients in both avoiding litigation and during litigation through trial.