Tulane University Law School, J.D., cum laude, 2014
New York University, B.F.A., 2002
Louisiana State Bar Association
Federal Bar Association
New Orleans Bar Association
Plaintiff Employment Lawyers Association of Southeast Louisiana
HONORS & APPOINTMENTS
Best Lawyers 2021 Edition: Ones to Watch
Selected for inclusion in the Louisiana Super Lawyers® “Rising Star” list, 2023.
PUBLICATIONS & SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTS
Thinking of Taking a Cruise this Summer?, ABA Young Lawyers Division TYL Magazine (Summer 2017)
Author of numerous blog posts for “Offshore Winds” maritime and energy law blog
The Categorical Failure of Child Pornography Law, 21 Widener L. Rev. 51 (2015)
Author of a series of blog posts on electronic evidence
Laura Avery is a New Orleans attorney whose practice focuses primarily on representing plaintiffs in employment discrimination and wage-related litigation. Prior to joining Kerry Murphy Law, Laura worked for several years as a litigation attorney in New Orleans, where she gained experience in a variety of practice areas, including construction, suretyship, and admiralty and maritime law.
Laura graduated cum laude from Tulane Law School in 2014. While in law school, Laura served as a Justice on the Moot Court Board, a research assistant to Professor Gabe Feldman, and President of the American Constitution Society. In addition, she worked as a judicial extern to the Honorable Lance M. Africk of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana. As a law student, Laura also earned a CALI award for the highest grade in Employment Discrimination and worked as an extern for the New Orleans office of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, where she reviewed and analyzed charges of employment discrimination. In addition, Laura has extensive knowledge of the First Amendment and has published a law review article on constitutional law.
Prior to law school, Laura worked professionally in the performing arts for approximately ten years and appeared in productions across the United States and in Europe. She earned a BFA in Theater Arts from New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts in 2002.
Laura is a member of the adjunct faculty at Tulane Law School, where she teaches a class on employee medical leaves of absence in Tulane’s Master of Jurisprudence for Labor and Employment Law program. Laura is also a member of the Federal Bar Association, the Louisiana Bar Association, the New Orleans Bar Association, and the Plaintiff Employment Lawyers Association of Southeast Louisiana. In her spare time, Laura enjoys studying the Japanese language and is a dedicated Iyengar yoga practitioner.