Laurie is a 1992 graduate of William Paterson College in Wayne, New Jersey with a B.A. in History. She worked second shift at Six Flags to pay for school and was a recipient of the Christa McAuliff academic scholarship. Laurie attended the University of Pittsburgh School of Law and obtained her juris doctorate in 1997. While there, Laurie was a member of the Women’s Law Group.
During law school, Laurie interned for the Pennsylvania Human Relations Commission, where she screened incoming complaints, and made disposition recommendations. She also interned for the Delaware County District Attorney’s Office, where she handled preliminary hearings at the District Court. During her third year in law school, Laurie worked for an insurance defense litigation firm.
Following graduation, Laurie began her career at a Pittsburgh-based class action litigation firm, developing her skills in state and federal court litigation in nationwide, complex class actions involving banking, ERISA, insurance, consumer lending, unfair trade and consumer protection. After returning home to the Philadelphia area, Laurie practiced as a litigator honing her skills in defense of insurance claims, unfair insurance practices, consumer protection, real estate matters, fiduciary questions and contract disputes.
Laurie has spent over a decade dedicating her skills to the Rare Disease, Disability and Ichthyosis communities. She has helped numerous families and individuals with accessing resources, accommodations, services and medically necessary supplies.
Laurie joined MacMain, Connell & Leinhauser in October 2018.