Laurie has been dedicated and successful trial lawyer in the field of criminal defense since 2002. She has extensive experience in handling criminal cases in both state and federal court, from simple misdemeanors to complex felonies. She devotes herself fully to every case, making sure it is handled with the highest degree of professionalism and respect. 

Laurie works diligently on every aspect of a case from beginning to end, from pretrial negotiations and bond hearings throughout a jury trial when necessary. She conducts independent investigations of her cases, including interviewing potential witnesses. She will maintain communication with you as her client so that you understand what is going on with your case at every step in the process. That way, she can address any questions or concerns you have and help put your mind at ease during an otherwise stressful and frustrating time. 

She was selected for the 2011, 2012, 2013, and 2014 lists of Texas SuperLawyer’s Rising Stars, a Thomson Reuters service. No more than 2.5% of attorneys in the State are included on the list each year.

Because of her extensive experience and success, Laurie is frequently asked to speak at continuing legal education seminars across the state. She has also served as an adjunct professor at the Texas Tech University School of Law. Laurie is a past president of the Lubbock County Young Lawyer’s association and a current member and past president of the Lubbock Criminal Defense Lawyer’s Association. She is also a founding member of the Board of Directors for the Lubbock County MAC (Private Defender’s Office), and currently serves on the Board of Directors for the Texas Criminal Defense Lawyer’s Association.

Practice Areas: Criminal Law and Federal Law, with an emphasis on drug related offenses

Admitted: 2001, Texas and U.S. District Court, Northern District of Texas; 2005, U.S. District Court, Southern District of Texas

Law School: Texas Tech University, J.D., 2001

College: Texas Tech University, B.A., 1998

Organizations: 

Lubbock County Bar Association
Member, 2002 – 2011, 2014 - Present
Board of Directors, 2008 – 2011

Lubbock County Young Lawyers Association
Member, 2002 – 2012
Board of Directors, 2005 – 2010
President, 2010 – 2011

Lubbock Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
Member, 2002 – Present
President, 2008 – 2009

Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
Member, 2002 – Present
Board of Directors, 2011 – Present

Lubbock Private Defenders Office
Secretary, Board of Directors, 2011 – 2014

Phi Alpha Delta Law Fraternity, International
President, 2000 – 2001

CLE Speaker/Course Director:

Speaker - Training Your Defense Team to Win, Abilene, Texas, 2014: Ineffective Assistance of Counsel and Client Relations

Speaker - Texas Bar CLE, Dallas, Texas, July 2006, Law Office Management

Speaker - Boot Camp for New Lawyers, Dallas, Texas, February 2012, Voir Dire

Course Director - Prairie Dog Lawyer Seminar, Lubbock, Texas, March 2009

Course Director - Nuts and Bolts Seminar, Lubbock, Texas, March 2009

Course Director - Rusty Duncan Advanced Criminal Law, San Antonio, Texas, June 2015

Publications:

Texas Bar Journal, July 2006, Office for One