Ms. Lacoste was born in Massachusettsand in early childhood moved toNew Hampshirewhere she has lived since. She graduated fromNotre DameCollegewith a BA in Paralegal Studies in 1996 and earned her law degree in 2003. She was admitted to theNew Hampshireand Massachusetts Bars and the U.S. District Court for the District of New Hampshire in 2004, to the U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts in 2009 and in 2010 was admitted to the United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit.
For the last 20 years Laurie has worked for law firms inNew HampshireandMassachusetts. Since her admission to the New Hampshire and Massachusetts Bars in 2004, Ms. Lacoste has represented clients in civil litigation, personal injury, medical malpractice, workers' compensation, family law, employment law and probate litigation while working at a prominent New Hampshire Seacoast law firm and as well as her own practice located in Portsmouth.
Prior to joining The Law Offices of Stephen C. Brown & Associates, Laurie served as Assistant County Attorney at the Carroll County Attorney's office where she prosecuted many felony and misdemeanor appeal cases before a jury, including DWI appeals.
Laurie's colleagues describe her as "an excellent attorney committed to doing first rate legal work" and as someone who "has a passion for the law and the legal process second to none."
Ms. Lacoste is a member of the American Bar Association, Massachusetts Bar Association, New Hampshire Bar Association, New Hampshire Association for Justice and Strafford County Bar Association.
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|NH||Authorized to practice law||2004||07/10/2014|
|Award Name||Grantor||Date Granted|
|Reduced Fee Honor Roll||New Hampshire Bar Association||2011|
|Pro Bono Honor Roll||New Hampshire Bar Association||2011|
|Reduced Fee Honor Roll||New Hampshire Bar Association||2010|
|Pro Bono Honor Roll||New Hampshire Bar Association||2008|
|Reduced Fee Honor Roll||New Hampshire Bar Association||2007|
|Pro Bono Honor Roll||New Hampshire Bar Association||2007|
|Pro Bono Honor Roll||New Hampshire Bar Association||2005|
|Attorney||Law Offices Of Stephen C. Brown, PLLC||2012 - Present|
|Assistant County Attorney||Carroll County District Attorney||2011 - 2012|
|Attorney||Law Office of Laurie A. Lacoste||2009 - 2012|
|Attorney||Shaines & McEachern||2004 - 2009|
|Paralegal||McLane, Graf, Raulerson & Middleton Pa||2001 - 2004|
|Paralegal||Liberty Mutual Insurance Company||1999 - 2001|
|Paralegal||Chubb Insurance Company||1998 - 1998|
|Paralegal||GALLANT, HAUSLER, & LAMPERT||1998 - 1998|
|Paralegal||Law Offices of Carpentino||1992 - 1998|
|Association Name||Position Name||Duration|
|New Hampshire Bar Association||N/A||2004 - Present|
|Rockingham County Bar Association||N/A||2004 - Present|
|American Bar Association||N/A||N/A|
|New Hampshire Association for Justice||N/A||N/A|
|New Hampshire Women's Bar Association||N/A||N/A|
|Strafford County Bar Association||N/A||N/A|
|Guardianship||Successfully litigated the termination of Guardianship|
|Child Custody||Successfully obtained Emergency Court Order|
|Guardianship||Successfully obtained Court Order appointing Grandmother permanent Guardianship of minor|
|Massachusetts School of Law at Andover||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||2003|
|Notre Dame College||Paralegal Studies||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1996|