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So, a little about me. I know choosing an attorney is tough, and hopefully this information helps you. I co-founded my law firm, Just Law in 2010 because I saw a need for a different type of law firm. One that wasn't focused on a make money at all costs mentality. One that didn't leave scorched earth in the wake of a family law case. My law partner and I started a firm where we focus on the family and we try to be settlement-oriented, but still tough when we need to be. Our flat fee approach ensures that the focus stays on achieving the best outcome using client's resources to their maximum potential.
I have been practicing in the area of divorce and family law for over 17 years.
Prior to starting Just Law, I worked for the Office of Guardian ad Litem representing abused and neglected children for over 4 years. My degree in Psychology and training and experience with mediation, child development, alienation, abuse and neglect, trauma, domestic violence and personality disorders, makes me uniquely qualified to handle complex cases in a way that keeps client’s and children’s mental health at the forefront.
EDUCATION & TRAINING
2004 Juris Doctorate, Brigham Young University School of Law
2000 Bachelor of Science, Political Science, Summa Cum Laude, University of Utah
2000 Bachelor of Science, Psychology, Summa Cum Laude, University of Utah
2007 Basic Mediation Training, Utah State Courts
2009 Advanced Domestic Mediation Training, Center for Advanced Mediation Studies
2012 Collaborative Law Training, International Association of Collaborative Professionals.
Utah State Bar Association, Member in Good Standing
Utah State Bar Family Law Section, Member
Utah State Bar, Dispute Resolution Section
Association of Collaborative Professionals of Utah
International Association of Collaborative Professionals
Association of Family and Conciliation Courts
Utah State Bar LGBT and Allied Lawyers
AWARDS AND RECOGNITION
“10” Expertise Rating on Avvo
Expertise, Best Family Lawyers in Salt Lake City
Lead Counsel Rating in Family Law
American Institute of Family Law Attorneys 10 Best for Client Satisfaction
Thomson Reuters Super Lawyer
Elite Lawyer Award
Pro Bono Honor Roll, Utah State Bar Association
Utah Association of Conciliation Courts, Secretary
Association of Collaborative Professionals of Utah, President, 2019
Association of Collaborative Professionals of Utah, President-Elect, 2018
Presenter, Association of Family and Conciliation Courts Annual Training and Conference. Private Guardian ad Litem Training & Family Law 101, November, 2021
Presenter, Association of Family and Conciliation Courts Annual Training and Conference. Advertising and Marketing Ethics for Attorneys and Mental Health Professionals, February, 2020
Presenter, Utah Family Law Section Continuing Legal Educations Series, The Future of Collaborative Law in Utah, January 2015
Presenter, Utah CASA Conference, Education Advocacy for Court Appointed Special Advocates, October 2012
PRO BONO ACTIVITIES
Utah State Office of Guardian ad Litem, Pro bono attorney
Family Law Clinics hosted by the Legal Aid Society of Utah and the U of U Pro Bono Initiative, Volunteer.
Tuesday Night Bar Volunteer clinic hosted by the Utah State Bar
Founder and Board Member of non-profit Wasatch Kids Camps Summer Camps
Utah Arbor Day Foundation Volunteer
Laura enjoys hanging out with her two teenage children and their Borkie Dog, Lexie. Laura was born and raised in South Jordan and still enjoys a close relationship with her parents and brothers and sisters who all live nearby. Laura was raised in the LDS religion. but is not currently practicing. Laura loves to travel and has spent time living in Portland, Boston, California, Honolulu, Budapest and recently in Playa del Carmen for 5 months in 2017. Laura has personal experience as a step-parent and going through a divorce. She is currently a single mom and lives in a big house in Millcreek with her sister and 4 nieces along with her 2 kids, 2 dogs, a hamster named Chocolate Milk, a bunny named Patches and a 2 fish. Some of Laura’s favorite places in the world that she has traveled to or lived at include: Maui, Kauai, Rome, Venice, Budapest, Yachats, OR, Arcata, CA and St. George, UT. Laura enjoys canyoneering, coffee, rock climbing, swing dancing, mountain biking, pottery, skiing, horseback riding, whitewater rafting, roller coasters, summer travel camps with large groups of kids, Thai food, road trips, Sunday pot roast dinners, Rook card games, big trees, her backyard creek and yoga.
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