Laura P. Shaw, Esq.

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?). 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 over a year ago 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 assistance. She primarily focuses her practice on criminal defense (and has rapidly become our firm’s criminal law expert), but she also takes on cases in the areas of family law, immigration, general civil litigation, and just about anything else you can think of. When she isn’t working about 10,000 hours a week, Laura enjoys traveling, running, yoga, and hanging out with her two cats.

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