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Practice areas


  1. Environmental: 70%
    13 years
  2. Government: 15%
    13 years
  3. Real Estate: 5%
  4. Land Use & Zoning: 5%
    1 year
  5. Contracts: 5%
    1 year

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  • James Blount Griffin

    I worked with Laura for eight years, and she is an excellent environmental lawyer. She understands regulatory processes, the issues facing regulators and the regulated, the Clean Water Act and its many interpretations and guidelines, and diplomacy as needed to work with multiple government agencies to obtain approval of for various projects. She also served as prosecutor for violations of local environmental ordinances and performed that role with a problem-solving attitude.


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Contact info

Laura W. Benz, LLC

185 Fulton Ct
Peachtree City, GA, 30269-3126


GAActive Member in Good Standing 200301/14/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
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Award nameGrantorDate granted
Super Lawyer, Rising StarSuper Lawyer2016
Class of 2013Leadership Georgia2013
Association namePosition nameDuration
Newnan-Coweta Chamber of CommerceN/A2016 - Present
Rotary Club, NewnanN/A2016 - Present
State of Georgia, Environmental SectionExecutive Board, Member at Large2016 - 2016
National Court Appointed Special Advocate AssociationCoweta County CASA2016 - Present
Georgia Association of Environmental ProfessionalsMember2015 - Present
American Bar Association, Environment, Energy and Resources SectionMember2015 - Present
Flint Basin Advisory CouncilMember2015 - Present
Integrated Master Planning Committee, GAWPSecretary2015 - 2017
Georgia Association of Water ProfessionalsMember2014 - Present
Atlanta Bar Association, Environmental and Toxic Tort SectionExecutive Board2013 - 2014
Furman University Alumni Board of DirectorsExecutive Board2013 - Present
Georgia Environmental Restoration AssociationMember2012 - Present
Atlanta Bar Association, Environmental and Toxic Tort SectionChair2012 - 2013
Atlanta Bar Association, Young Lawyers SectionMember at Large, Executive Board2010 - 2012
Association of Women Environmental ProfessionalsMember2009 - Present
The State of Georgia BarMember2003 - Present
Leadership GeorgiaClass of 2013N/A
Publication nameTitleDate
Water Wise, vol 14, Summer 2015404 Permitting under the Clean Water Act2015
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Case Western Reserve University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2003
Furman UniversityEnvironmental SciencesBS - Bachelor of Science2000
Furman UniversityPolitical ScienceBA - Bachelor of Arts2000
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
14th annual georgia water law & regulationReservoir Permitting in Georgia- Caution Ahead: Reservoir Roadblocks and Detours2015
Relationship between Lawyer, Client and Environmental ConsultantRelationship between Lawyer, Client and Environmental Consultant2014
Endangered Species Act Law SeminarEndangered Species & 404 Permitting2014
13th Annual Georgia Water Law & RegulationReservoir Permitting in Georgia2014
12th Annual Wetlands and Water Law in the SoutheastPutting it All Together – Permitting Strategies: A Panel Discussion”2013
Environmental Law Summer Seminar“Recent Developments in 404 Permitting2011
10th Annual Wetlands and Water Law in the SoutheastWetlands Permitting and Mitigation for Large Projects: Successfully Permitting a Water Supply Reservoir – New Reservoirs, New Alternatives, Protected Species, and Alternatives Analysis2011
The Environmental Summer SeminarThe Section 404 Wetlands Permitting Process2010