Laura E. Laughlin

Associate
Laura E. Laughlin

In college, Laura’s passion for working with and helping children had her thinking initially about becoming a child psychologist. When she discovered her knack for public speaking and debate, she decided to pursue a law degree. Her special interest in representing individuals who have been victims of a crime started when she worked at the Chester County District Attorney’s office during law school. Since then she has been repeatedly inspired by the people she represents and actively develops her knowledge and skills to better represent her clients.

Laura is a level-headed, yet fierce advocate who vigorously fights for justice for her clients. She takes pride not just in her legal abilities, but also in helping her clients through the process of transitioning from feeling like a victim to becoming a survivor. Whether she’s representing a victim of a terrible crime, a devastating medical error or a life-altering injury at a construction site, for Laura, the legal system is a means for her clients to get back on their feet.

Laura understands that when someone is seriously injured, the needs of that person and their family are changed in an instant. A catastrophic injury can put someone out of work and cause medical bills to become overwhelming. The legal process can help provide financial compensation to address these needs. Laura also understands that it isn’t just a case, it’s a life, it’s a story and it’s about standing up for what is right. That is why Laura is a trial attorney, because she excels at telling her client’s story and fighting to right the wrong that was done.

Laura explains, “The civil justice system cannot change what happened, but it can allow a person to do something about it, to begin to heal and to make sure what happened to them doesn’t happen to anyone else.”

Professional Affiliations:

  • Pennsylvania Association for Justice
  • National Crime Victim Bar Association
  • Philadelphia Trial Lawyers Association
  • Philadelphia Bar Association Program Chair - Solo, Small & Mid-Size Firm Management Committee
  • American Association for Justice
  • New Jersey Association for Justice
  • Brehon Law Society
  • Certified Arbitrator for the Philadelphia County Court of Common Pleas

Court Admissions:

  • Pennsylvania
  • New Jersey
  • Florida
  • Eastern District of Pennsylvania
  • District of New Jersey

Certificates:

  • Trial Advocacy
  • Criminal Law

Honors:

  • Most Promising Civil Litigator
  • Pro Bono Service Award
  • Super Lawyers Rising Star 2017

Community Involvement:

  • Friends of the Children’s Advocacy Center Committee, Bucks County Children’s Advocacy Center
  • Big Sister with Big Brothers Big Sisters Independence Region (Philadelphia)

What Laura Says

Why Don’t Sexual Assault Victims Tell? Blog Post
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What’s On Your Child’s Cell Phone? Blog Post
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“Hospital Hit With $3M Verdict in Delco Over 84-Year-Old Man’s Fall” In the News
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Four Things Sexual Assault Survivors Want You To Know Blog Post
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HUMAN TRAFFICKING AND THE LEGAL LOOPHOLE Blog Post
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Be Careful What You Post on Social Media Blog Post
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Changes to Title IX Enforcement Are on the Horizon Blog Post
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Taylor Swift Wins Lawsuit, Jury Awards $1 Blog Post
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How to Protect Your Kids from Sexual Abuse Blog Post
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What You Need To Know About Human Trafficking Blog Post
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How Civil Law Helps Crime Victims Blog Post
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Wilkes alumna offers Title IX clarifications In the News
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A Client Honored for his Courage Blog Post
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Diabetic driver’s suit against N.J. State Police goes to Trial Legal Case
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I was a buddy at Night To Shine In the News
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For Survivors of Sexual Assault There’s Strength in Numbers Blog Post
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Penn State hazing case could be heard in Dauphin County under judge’s new order In the News
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KDR Whistleblower Arguing ‘Penn State Lives Here’ To Keep KDR Case Out Of Centre County In the News
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KDR whistleblower opposes PSU venue change request In the News
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Sexual violence isn’t just a college problem. It happens in K-12 schools, too. In the News
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My Reactions to the Documentary “The Hunting Ground” Blog Post
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A New Technology to Assist Victims of Assault on Campus Blog Post
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