Laura obtained her Bachelor of Arts, cum laude, from Union College, where she studied Political Science and was invited to present her thesis at the Steinmetz Symposium. While at Union College, Laura lived in Barbados and taught English to low-income high school students. She was also a member of the Beta Psi Chapter of Delta Delta Delta; Editorial Board Member of Pi Sigma Alpha Undergraduate Journal of Politics; contributing writer of Concordiensis; and member of the Gatekeeper Honorary Society.

Laura obtained her Juris Doctor, cum laude, from Quinnipiac University School of Law where she was awarded with Excellence in Clinical Work. While in law school, Laura interned at the Connecticut Veterans Legal Center where she provided legal assistance to veterans who were recovering from homelessness and substance abuse. Additionally, Laura interned at the Connecticut Division of Public Defender Services, where she provided legal aid to indigent clients facing criminal charges.

Prior to joining Trantolo & Trantolo, Laura worked for two Boston-based law firms, where she represented insurance companies, individuals, and corporate clients in complex civil litigation matters. Prior to working there, Laura was appointed as a Special Education Impartial Hearing Officer, where she acted on behalf of the Connecticut State Board of Education concerning matters pertaining to special education due process hearings pursuant to The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act.

Prior to her appointment as a Special Education Hearing Officer, Laura worked for a New Haven-based law firm, where she represented clients in criminal and post-conviction matters.

Quote I Live By: Your work is going to fill a large part of your life, and the only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work. And the only way to do great work is to love what you do. If you haven’t found it yet, keep looking. Don’t settle. As with all matters of the heart, you’ll know when you find it.” – Steve Jobs