Laura was born in Kansas City but made her way to the desert as a toddler. She has not left the Old Pueblo since and is a proud Tucsonan who is fluent in Spanish.

Laura decided at the tender age of nine that, when she grew up, she wanted to help people accused of crimes. While in high school at Salpointe Catholic and as an undergrad at the U of A where she received dual degrees in Spanish and Political Science, Laura dedicated herself to helping others for agencies such as Habitat for Humanity in Nogales, Sonora and Jewish Refugee Resettlement in Tucson.

Because of her experience representing thousands of defendants over the years in nearly every type of criminal proceeding imaginable, Laura is an excellent negotiator and a skilled advocate. She brings her heart, soul, and reputation into the courtroom for each and every client. Her reputation and dedication recently prompted the federal legal community to elect her the president of the Federal Bar Association, an organization she still enjoys working for in both the local chapter and now as an officer at the national level with the FBA's Government Relations Committee.

No criminal defense lawyer in Pima County works more passionately to make sure her clients and their families survive the challenge of an arrest.