Practice Groups:

Casualty/Tort Litigation

Civil Rights Litigation/Section 1983

Class Actions/Mass Tort

Liquor Liability/Dramshop

Medical Malpractice Defense

Product Liability

Toxic Torts & Asbestos

Office Locations:

Chicago, IL

Phone: 312.853.8700

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Education

  • Juris Doctor (cum laude), University of Illinois College of Law, 2017
  • Bachelor of Science-Molecular and Cellular Biology, University of Illinois, 2013

Year Joined Firm

2020

 

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Heyl Royster

 

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Laura Buecker (Associate)

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While in law school, Laura was a member of several student organizations including the Women’s Law Association and Health Law Association. She also acted as an Articles Editor for the University of Illinois Law Review. Her Note was published in the Law Review in 2017. Laura also earned the CALI Award for the highest grade in Domestic Violence clinic, where she represented survivors of domestic violence seeking orders of protection in court.

Prior to law school, Laura worked as a victim/witness advocate in the Sangamon County State’s Attorney’s Office in Springfield. She returned there after her 2L year to work as a law clerk, using her 711 license to represent the state in traffic and misdemeanor cases.

Before joining Heyl Royster, Laura worked as a Discovery Counsel at MoloLamken LLP, where she developed and implemented discovery strategy in complex litigation as well as government and internal investigations.

Publications

  • “A Different Breed of Prejudice: Why Is Illinois Punishing Dogs for the Sins of Their Owners?” University of Illinois Law Review (2017)

Professional Associations

  • Illinois State Bar Association
  • Chicago Bar Association
  • Seventh Circuit Bar Association
  • Women’s Bar Association

Court Admissions

  • State Courts of Illinois
  • United States District Court, Northern District of Illinois

Community Involvement

  • Member, Junior League of Chicago, Advocacy Council and Women’s Treatment Center committees