Laurel’s passion for advocating stems from her personal proximity to the matters of family law. Prior to becoming a lawyer, Laurel was a registered investment professional, specializing in equity investing for individual investors for seven years. Her deep-rooted knowledge of financial portfolios is now a crucial component of protecting her client’s interests.
Laurel attended Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law in Manhattan, where she was a member of the Intensive Trial Advocacy Program. Laurel won a seat on the Moot Court Honor Society and became an executive member and problem editor. Laurel became focused on family law during a judicial externship with The Honorable Kathleen Waterman-Marshall, J.S.C. in King’s County Family Court, which showed the need for compassionate individuals in such a delicate practice of law.
After earning her Juris Doctorate, Laurel became a law clerk at a family law firm where she specialized in the Uniform Child Custody Jurisdiction Enforcement Act (UCCJEA), the Hague Convention, and the Uniform Child Support Enforcement Act in absconding cases. Laurel’s thoughtful approach to working with her clients enables her to empathize with their hardships and effectively convey these struggles to a judicial setting.
In her spare time, Laurel is a co-chair on the New York Women’s Bar Association for Students and New Lawyer’s Committee, as well as a member of the Event Planning Committee. She recently welcomed two Italian Greyhound puppies into her life named ‘Winston’ and ‘Dot.’