LAURA M. FIELDS
Laura M. Fields has fifteen years of civil trial experience. Her focus is on the defense of complex labor and employment and personal injury matters. While practicing in New York, she served as a first-chair trial attorney for the New York City Office of Corporation Counsel (NYCOCC) and the New York City Transit Authority (NYCTA), impaneling more than forty juries in The Bronx prior to settlement. While working for the NYCOCC, she represented fifteen New York City agencies in civil defense litigation. In addition, she served with the September 11 Victim Compensation Fund, established following the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks, representing the New York City Fire Department, the New York City Police Department, and the New York City Health & Hospitals Corporation in mass tort litigation across all five New York boroughs. In addition to the NYCTA, her public entity experience also includes representing the New York City Board of Education.
Laura obtained her Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of California at Los Angeles, and her Juris Doctor degree from the University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law.
In addition to the State Bar of California, Laura is also admitted to the New York State Bar (currently inactive).
She is a member of the Langston Bar Association, the Black Women Lawyers Association, the California Bar Association Labor and Employment Section, and the Los Angeles County Bar Association Labor and Employment Section.
In her free time, Laura volunteers with the Alliance for Children’s Rights assisting special education students in the foster care setting. She is also a “trash to treasure” expert and creates works of art from old, discarded objects. Laura believes that “there is beauty and value in everything, if you look for it!”