Laura A. Balson

“Even the savviest businessperson can feel bewildered when entangled in a legal battle -which is why I work hard to get my clients safely to the other side, achieving the best possible result, however that may be defined by the client.”

Laura A. Balson
Partner

EXPERTISE

  • Experienced litigator who has handled every aspect of cases in state and federal courts as well as before numerous administrative agencies
  • Knowledge of e-Discovery
  • Provides day-to-day and in-depth employment counseling to business owners
  • Conducts employment practice audits to develop compliance plans
  • Frequently speaks on employment law and leads training sessions for managers

COURT ADMISSIONS

U.S. District Court, N.D. Illinois
U.S. District Court, District of Maine
U.S. District Court, District of Massachusetts
7th Circuit Court of Appeals

CREDENTIALS

Super LawyersLeading Lawyers

EDUCATION

J.D. from Northwestern University, 2005
Julius H. Minor Moot Court Competition Finalist, 2004
Phi Delta Phi Legal Fraternity Member
B.A. from Bates College, 2001
Political Science, magna cum laude

BAR ADMISSIONS

Illinois, 2007
Maine, 2006
Massachusetts, 2006

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS

American Bar Association
Chicago Bar Association
Business and Professional Women’s Foundation
Illinois State Bar Association

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS

Laura joined Golan Christie Taglia in 2007. Prior to that, she was a litigation associate at Brann & Isaacson in Lewiston, Maine, from 2005 until 2007.