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Laura Wong-Pan

Employment and labor Attorney at Poughkeepsie, NY

5.0   8 reviews

also known as Laura Matlow Wong-Pan

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About Laura

Learn Laura’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Employment and labor
    Executive compensation, severance, agreements, discrimination, harassment, investigations, litigation, workplace mediation, union contracts.

    29 years

  2. Education
    Title IX proceedings, disciplinary/code of conduct proceedings, discrimination and harassment proceedings, licensing.

  3. Litigation
    Civil litigation.

    28 years

  4. State, local, and municipal law
    Article 78, general municipal law, civil service law, election issues.

    25 years

 Employment and labor law and litigation firm dedicated to providing the highest quality representation for clients to attain the best possible outcomes.  

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Licensed for 28 years
State NY
Status Currently Registered
Acquired 1997
Updated 11/17/2022
State MA
Status Retired
Acquired 1994
Updated 12/26/2022

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

Contact Laura

Law Office of Laura Wong-Pan PLLC
319 Mill Street
Poughkeepsie, NY, 12601


5.0 / 5.0
  8 customer reviews
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Posted by Pamela | June 19, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great Attorney and Person
Laura recently represented me as a plaintiff in a sensitive, emotionally draining employment suit with a successful outcome. Throughout the process, she could not have been more supportive and understanding, yet nothing less than professional. I suppose the best compliment I can give her and what impressed me the most is this: the fact that although she had many clients demanding her time and attention, Laura made me feel as though I was the only one that mattered. I could not recommend her highly enough!
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Posted by Anthony | September 23, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Gets the job done
Laura was a fantastic lawyer, she represented me and 3 other coworkers in a work related case. She was informative, answered emails and phone calls in a timely manner, and fought for what was best for us. She was very knowledgeable and understanding of the laws and procedures. Highly recommend using her!
Posted by Steve | March 1, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Top Notch Attorney!!
Laura is by far the most professional, caring and talented attorney I have ever worked with ! She not only offered the best legal advise possible , but delivered an outcome that was exactly as expected. I would highly recommend Laura in any matter and know she is going to represent you with the highest integrity. Her demeanor and compassion regarding my case was also very much appreciated. She made me feel that I was her most important case . Again a true professional in every way .
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Posted by anonymous | March 12, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
An Incredible Lawyer
We came to Laura to help us deal with a case revolving around former tenants who we had to evict, due to failure to pay rent for several months. Unfortunately, after they move out, we found that they also destroyed the entire house. While it wasn't personal to her, she made it clear that she understood how deeply personal it was to us. I knew right away that Laura wanted to do everything in her power to help us. Laura is very professional, smart, and doesn't mind the details. Throughout the case, as with many cases, there were moments when we were exhausted by the process. Laura on the other hand was steady the entire way. She never wavered from her desire to fight for us, to achieve the best outcome. She is calm, always listened carefully, tried to understand the complexities involved and cared very much about her work and us, as her clients. Personally, I found Laura to be a very easy person to talk with. Ask any question and she will either have the answer or go to work on getting that answer. She doesn't feed you a bunch of words that she thinks you want to hear. Instead, she aims to tell you the possibilities both good and bad. Her honesty is refreshing. Her in-depth knowledge of the law is broad and valuable. And her experience with mediation and negotiation, lends itself beautifully to the work she does. Sadly, our case was overseen by a judge that simply couldn't or wouldn't make decisions. He sat on his bench swaying back and forth on his thoughts, based on whim and not much on reason. His preference was simply to make attorneys work it out, outside of his courtroom. He wasn't willing to do what a judge is appointed to do - make a judgement. However, while this was frustrating and more than challenging, Laura rose to the occasion, time and time again. She was always very prepared to argue our side, with proof and she refuted any rebuttals from the other attorney with ease. She worked tirelessly within the courtroom and outside of the courtroom on our behalf. In the end, Laura made sure that we got the very best results possible. We are eternally grateful for meeting Laura and will return to work with her again, should we need the help! We highly recommend Laura Wong-Pan.
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Posted by Sam | January 26, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Helped with school discipline
Thank you to this attorney for representing my daughter at a school disciplinary proceeding. She was careful and thorough and explained everything well and we are pleased with how it went.
Posted by Barbara | August 20, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Laura Wong Pan Attorney
Attorney Wong Pan was professional and efficient in handling my case. She exhibited extreme knowledge regarding real estate law as it pertained to my situation. I would highly recommend her to anyone.
Posted by anonymous | January 24, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Responsive and thorough.
Hired her and am pleased with the result.
Posted by anonymous | April 30, 2013
Very pleased with her representation.
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Work Experience

  • Owner
  • Law Office of Laura Wong-Pan PLLC
  • 2018 - Present
  • Partner
  • Thomas, Drohan, Waxman, Petigrow & Mayle LLP
  • 2012 - 2018
  • Senior Assistant County Attorney
  • Orange County Government
  • 2002 - 2012
  • Associate
  • Vladeck, Waldman, Elias & Engelhard, PC
  • 1998 - 2002
  • Field Attorney
  • NLRB
  • 1995 - 1998
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  • Northeastern University School of Law
  • J.D.
  • 1994

Legal Cases

  • [Title omitted due to client confidentiality]
  • Settled
  • [Title omitted due to client confidentiality]
  • Won
  • [Title omitted due to client confidentiality]
  • Won


  • Mid-Hudson Women's Bar Association
  • Board of Directors
  • 2017 - Present
  • New York State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • Wallkill Valley Land Trust
  • Board of Directors
  • 2015 - 2018

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Certificate of Commendation
  • National Labor Relations Board
  • 1997


  • ABA Dispute Resolution Magazine
  • Supreme Court Hears Arguments on Class Action Waivers
  • 2017
  • ABA Dispute Resolution Newsletter
  • SCOTUS: Reviewing Decision Invaliding Nursing Home Arbitration Agreement
  • 2017
  • NYSBA Municipal Lawyer
  • PERB Roundup
  • 2016

Speaking Engagements

  • Human Resources Law
  • FMLA and Employee Handbooks
  • 2019
  • Special Education Law Updates
  • Special Education - IEPs
  • 2018
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Attorney endorsements

Received (4)
Given (3)
Endorse Laura
Employment and labor Attorney | Mar 17
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse Laura without hesitation."
Education Attorney | Sep 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I recommend this lawyer. She is a great attorney and she is very knowledgeable about education law and employment law as well as other ares of practice."
Employment and labor Attorney | Feb 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. . She is an experienced, professional, knowledgeable and well-versed attorney in her practice area."
Employment and labor Attorney | Jul 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer for her professionalism and dedication to the pursuit of justice. She is a knowledgeable and well-versed lawyer in her practice area and continues to advance the best interests of her clients in and out of the courtroom."
Employment and labor