Laura J Smith has come to the practice of law by a dedication for providing legal services to those that are in need. This means that clients will receive a quality service and zealous advocacy, but at a fee arrangement they can afford. For example, Laura represents clients through a virtual law office. This allows clients to enjoy lower fees for their representation.
Laura began her career at Legal Aid by representing low-income families in Detroit, Michigan. For two years, Laura aided Wayne County residents who were in need of help with their divorce, child custody and support issues. In addition, Laura assisted the elderly population of Detroit, Michigan by providing estate planning, foreclosure and civil defense services. From 2008 - 2009 Laura served on the Board of Directors for the Free Legal Aid Clinic, Inc. While in Michigan, Laura gained experience in the practice of law by expanding into appellate practice. Laura has represented clients in child custody appeals with Legal Aid and appealing criminal convictions with the Michigan State Appellate Defender's Office.
Contact Laura Smith:
P.O. Box 617842
Chicago, Illinois 60661
Telephone: (616) 915-0290
Facsimile: (773) 345-4158
In 2009, Laura moved to Chicago and became licensed in the State of Illinois.
Laura graduated Magna Cum Laude with a Bachelors of Arts from the University of Detroit Mercy in Political Science and Psychology. Laura attended Wayne State University Law School and was awarded her Juris Doctor in 2009.
Professional Associations & Memberships
Chicago Bar Association
American Bar Association
Illinois State Bar Association
Areas of Practice
- Appellate Practice
- Civil Rights
- Constitutional Law
- Criminal Law
- Family Law
- Wills, Trusts, & Estate Planning
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