Laura was born and raised in Lake Charles, Louisiana, where her father is an attorney. Having grown up around the law, she knew from an early age that she wanted to pursue a legal career. She graduated summa cum laude from McNeese State University with a Bachelor of Arts in English and in Education. She went on to receive her Juris Doctorate and a graduate diploma in comparative law from Paul M. Hebert Law Center, Louisiana State University in 2019.
While in law school, Laura was Managing Editor for the Journal of Energy Law and Resources, overseeing all aspects of the publication for Volume VII. The journal is a student edited academic journal focusing broadly on energy and its relationship to other areas of the law. Laura was a member of the Public Interest Law Society, took part in the Dean’s Cup Appellate Advocacy Competition, and served as an LSU Law Ambassador. She externed with the Louisiana Attorney General’s Office and with the Western District of Louisiana under Magistrate Judge Kathleen Kay. She was a recipient of the Chancellor’s Scholarship and Phelps-Dunbar Scholarship and was honored as a Dean’s Scholar each semester. Laura graduated cum laude in the top 25% of her class.
Laura clerked with the firm the summer before her final year of law school before joining full time as an associate in the fall of 2019.