Ms. Mann received her Bachelor of Arts Degree in Political Science from the Richard Stockton College of New Jersey in 1993 and her Juris Doctorate from Hofstra University School of Law in 1996.
While at Hofstra, Ms. Mann received numerous awards for her dedication to public service and the various leadership roles she assumed in providing legal services to those of limited financial means. Those experiences were a prelude to an additional decade of dedication to public service providing legal assistance to those in need through her work at legal services in both Ohio and New Jersey. Those years of dedication have revealed Ms. Mann to be a passionate advocate for her clients, and have helped her hone her skills in all aspects of litigation - - expertise she now applies to her private practice representing individuals and small business owners and assisting litigants to creatively and peacefully resolve their legal disputes through mediation.
Ms. Mann now focuses her practice primarily in the areas of family law, residential real estate transactions, federal individual income tax disputes, civil and family mediation and general litigation.
Ms. Mann is licensed to practice law in New Jersey and New York and has been admitted to practice before the U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey and the United States Tax Court. Ms. Mann also has been specially trained in Civil Mediation and is included on the state-wide roster of court-appointed mediators as a R. 1:40 qualified mediator.
Ms. Mann is a member of the New Jersey State Bar Association, the New Jersey Women Lawyers Association, the New Jersey Association of Professional Mediators and the New Jersey Association of Women Business Owners.
Ms. Mann’s commitment to her clients and to seeking justice on their behalf has shown through her work over the last 12 years as an advocate for the poor. Ms. Mann’s compassion and empathy for her clients and their situations, combined with her experience, skills and training as a litigator and mediator, enable her to adjust her approach to the matter at hand to seek the best outcome for her clients.
Licensed since 1996
Hourly ($300-450/hour), Fixed (Sometimes), Retainer (Sometimes)
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Laura has been a most-valued colleague ever since I entered the profession. She is a font of knowledge not only to her clients, but to her peers, and I'm all the better for it. I'm grateful to Laura for all the advice she's given me over the years!
Michael Bond Estate Planning Attorney
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
|Award Name||Grantor||Date Granted|
|Certificate of Appreciation||Fairfield County Legal Clinic||2003|
|Certificate of Appreciation||Southeastern Ohio Legal Services||2002|
|Service Award||Hofstra University School of Law||1996|
|Outstanding Leadership Award||Hofstra University School of Law||1995|
|Volunteer Recognition Award||Hofstra University School of Law||1995|
|Certificate of Achievement||Hofstra University School of Law Public Justice Foundation||1995|
|Volunteer Recognition Awared||Hofstra University School of Law||1994|
|Principal||Law Offices of Laura S. Mann, LLC||2007 - Present|
|Manager of Pro Bono Department||Northeast NJ Legal Services||2006 - 2007|
|Attorney/Director of Low Income Tax Clinic/Pro Bono Coordinator||Southeastern Ohio Legal Services||1996 - 2006|
|Association Name||Position Name||Duration|
|New Jersey Audubon Society||Member||2012 - Present|
|American Bar Association, General Practice, Solo and Small Firm Division||Member||2011 - Present|
|Halfway Hounds, Inc.||Board Attorney||2010 - Present|
|National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys||Member||2010 - Present|
|New Jersey Association of Women Business Owners||N/A||2008 - Present|
|New Jersey Association of Professional Mediators||Member||2008 - Present|
|West Milford Chamber of Commerce||Member||2008 - Present|
|New Jersey State Bar Association||Member||2007 - Present|
|Animals Depend on People, Too, Inc.||Founding Member & President||2003 - 2005|
|Neighborhood Mediation||Founding Member||2003 - 2006|
|Habitiat for Humanity||Former Board of Directors||1999 - 2001|
|American Bar Association||Member||1996 - Present|
|R.E.A.C.H.||Founding Member||1994 - 1996|
|Haney v. Roberts||Case of first impression - won on appeal|
|In the Matter of E.M.||Successful at trial and on 2 subsequent appeals|
|In the Matter of C.T.||Successful|
|Hofstra University School of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1996|
|Richard Stockton College of New Jersey||Political Science||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1993|
|Lawline Live Training||Uncontested Divorce in New Jersey||2011|
|Estate Planning Seminar||Estate Planning||2010|
|Legal Training||Cancellation of Debt Income||2005|
|Attorney Continuing Legal Education Seminar||Custody and Visitation legal updates||2005|
|Legal Training / Panel||Ex parte custody||2004|
|Legal Training||Domestic Violence Law and Procedure||2004|
|Legal Training||Federal tax law||2003|
|Legal Training||Tax Issues Lurking in Your Caseload||2003|
|Staff training||Federal individual income tax, family law||2002|
|Radio interview||Ex-parte custody orders||2002|
|Legal Training||Landlord Tenant law||2002|
|Legal Training||Landlord-Tenant Law, Domestic Violence, Consumer Law||2002|
|Public Seminars||Tenant Rights, Divorce, Custody, Child Support, etc.||2001|
|Legal Training||Landlord - Tenant Law||2001|
|Public Seminars||Tenant Rights, Divorce, Custody, Child Support||2000|
|Public seminars||Tenant Rights, Custody, Divorce, Child Support||1999|