Laura serves as chair of the Insurance Coverage practice group for the firm’s Minneapolis office. She focuses her practice on commercial insurance coverage — particularly environmental and construction defect claims and litigation, which she has handled throughout the United States in the state and federal trial and appeals courts. She has appeared in three state supreme courts and four different federal circuit courts of appeals.
Her practice also includes insurance coverage disputes under life, health and disability policies; medical stop-loss policies; and insurance agent errors and omissions policies.
Laura has the experience to advise her clients on the potential outcomes and cost of litigation and let that drive the strategy. She’s passionate about achieving her client’s goals by looking at individual cases and claims in the context of the client’s business and strategy.
Laura repeatedly has been named to the Super Lawyers® list in the category of insurance coverage by Minnesota Super Lawyers magazine. She has also appeared in that publication’s list of Top 100 Women Super Lawyers. She is also listed in The Best Lawyers in America® for her insurance coverage practice. Laura is named a Fellow in the American College of Coverage Counsel.
In addition to her legal practice, Laura served as co-chair of the Section of Litigation’s Insurance Coverage Litigation Committee for the American Bar Association from 2013-2016. She served as vice-chair for the 2008 meeting of the Insurance Coverage Litigation Committee of the American Bar Association and she served as the chair for that meeting in 2009. She is a member of the Defense Research Institute and a speaker at insurance conferences sponsored by Defense Research Institute and the American Bar Association.
Laura has also published articles in insurance publications, including Claims Magazine, and the publication of National Association of Mutual Insurance Companies (NAMIC).