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Laura Woodruff

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Laura is a graduate of Earlham College, where she actively participated in Model United Nations programs and volunteered with America Reads. During law school, Laura competed in the BMI-Cardozo Moot, volunteered with the Mississippi Office of Post-Capital Convictions, and had an internship in the civil division of the Mississippi Attorney General’s Office.

A Dayton native, Laura returned to Ohio after law school, where she worked in private practice and then served as a Montgomery County Assistant Prosecuting Attorney for over four years. As an Assistant Prosecuting Attorney, she worked in the Appellate, Juvenile, and Criminal Divisions. In 2015, Laura earned her LLM in from Loyola University Chicago. Laura has extensive experience representing clients in complex criminal matters, including jury trials, in municipal, state, and federal court, has represented clients in criminal appeals and argued before the Second District Court of Appeals, and represents clients in custody, divorce, dissolution, and child support matters in Southwest Ohio.

Employment
  • National Trial Lawyers Top 40 Under 40, 2019
Education
  • L.L.M. Loyola University of Chicago - Graduate School Chicago, IL 2015
  • J.D. Mississippi College School of Law - Graduate School Jackson, MS 2006
  • B.A. in Classical Studies Earlham College - College Richmond, IN 2002
Licenses
  • Federal District Court for the Southern District of Ohio
  • Supreme Court of Mississippi 2006
  • Supreme Court of Ohio 2008
Memberships
  • Ohio State Bar Association
    Ohio State Bar Association
  • Dayton Bar Association
    Dayton Bar Association
Community Involvement
  • Dayton Bar Association Criminal Law Section Co-Chair, 2019-2020
  • DBA Juvenile Law Committee Chair, 2016-2017
  • Greater Dayton Volunteer Lawyers Project
  • Volunteer Robert M. Farquhar Mock Trial

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