Hailing originally from Transylvania, one might have thought that becoming a trial lawyer would have been Laura’s avocation since childhood. But it was only after some years in publishing in Manhattan and writing a coming-of-age memoir published in seven languages that Laura finally found her way to the law. She graduated from New York University summa cum laude (tripping at the finish line with a 3.9) and then moved to Boston with her husband and newborn to attend Suffolk University Law school where she also graduated with honors.
Once in law school, trial law became all but inescapable. Laura was Suffolk University Law School’s Best Oral Advocate, worked as a Research Assistant for Professor Robert Smith on constitutional law matters, was the editor of the Journal of Law and Social Justice, and then became a certified mediator. While in law school, Laura worked at the WilmerHale Legal Services Center of Harvard Law School in the Boston Housing Court, and has continued to do pro bono work through the Attorney for the Day program. Laura continues to commute to New York once a month to teach a class in international law.
Laura joins Gesmer Updegrove after a short time in a small litigation practice were she practiced litigation well beyond her years. In fact, after being in court three times a week for over two years, Laura has yet to lose a motion.