Homegrown in Gorham, Maine, Laura has finally returned to small town life after completing her undergraduate degree at Fordham University in NYC and spending a year in Mendoza, Argentina, where she became fluent in Spanish (potentially by sampling all of the local desserts?). No stranger to hard work, Laura was raised in an enterprising construction family where she learned much about the key to success from her father Jon Shaw, owner of one of the largest earthwork contractors in the State. Fortunately for her clients, Laura brought the drive she inherited from her father to her study of law. After attending the University of Maine Law School and graduating first in her class, Laura went on to clerk for the Chief Justice of the Maine Supreme Court, Honorable Leigh I. Saufley. Much of her attention during her education was focused on immigration law – for which she received multiple awards – however, we’ve yet to see a legal problem Laura can’t solve. Her ability to read at superhuman speeds and pick out relevant details and mistakes both inspires and terrifies the rest of the office. On top of that, her briefs and memoranda are, for all intents and purposes, perfect – seriously, she’s received multiple awards for her legal writing as well. Lucky for us, Laura brought her impressive talents and unique experience to Camden and we’ve been learning from her ever since. The aggressive representation she offers her clients and her ability to solve unique legal problems put her at the top of the list for anyone requiring legal help in the areas of civil litigation, criminal defense, immigration law, appellate law, and just about anything else you can think of. Drawing from her experience clerking with the Maine Supreme Judicial Court, in 2018 alone she was attorney of record on eight appeals. On top of her ever growing caseload, Laura serves as a board member of the New Lawyers Section of the Maine State Bar Association and was recently selected to participate in the Maine State Bar Association’s Leadership Academy. She coached the fall 2018 season of the Camden Hills Regional High School Mock Trial Team and recently took over as Board President of Rockland’s Penobscot Language School.
When she isn’t working about 10,000 hours a week, Laura enjoys traveling, running, yoga, good books (ask anyone in her book club!), and hanging out with her two cats.