Laura J. Lavey

Tel | 414.276.5000




  • Marquette University Law School (cum laude)
  • U.W. Madison (B.S., with distinction)

Laura J. Lavey

Honest Advice

Laura is a shareholder in the firm’s Litigation Practice Group. Laura represents clients in the prosecution and defense of civil litigation matters in both state and federal court, primarily in the areas of commercial and business litigation.

Laura Assists Clients With

  • Commercial and Business Litigation
  • Complex Litigation
  • Insurance Litigation
  • Contract and Tort Disputes
  • Employment Disputes
  • Class Action Litigation
  • Qui Tam Litigation
  • Appellate Services
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution

Professional Associations & Affiliations

  • State Bar of Wisconsin
  • American Bar Association
  • Milwaukee Bar Association
  • Milwaukee Young Lawyers Association (former member)
  • Fond du Lac Bar Association
  • Young Professionals of Fond du Lac (former member)
  • State Bar Leadership Development Committee (Chair, July 2018–Present)

Court Admissions

  • State Bar of Wisconsin
  • United States District Court for the Eastern District of Wisconsin
  • United States District Court for the Western District of Wisconsin
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit


  • Leadership Fond du Lac Graduate (class of 2020–2021)
  • Selected for inclusion on The Best Lawyers in America: Ones to Watch list, 2021–2022
  • Selected for inclusion in 2012, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, and 2021 Wisconsin Super Lawyers Rising Stars, Law & Politics and Milwaukee Magazine
  • Elected a Fellow of the Wisconsin Law Foundation (2019), membership in which is limited to 2.5% of the members of the State Bar of Wisconsin and “honor[s] members of the State Bar of Wisconsin who have both achieved significant accomplishments in their career and contributed leadership and service to their communities.”
  • CALI Excellence for the Future Awards® for receiving the highest grade in Legal Analysis, Writing & Research I; Arbitration Workshop; and Insurance Law
  • Marquette Pro Bono Society Member
  • 8-time Chicago Marathon Finisher
  • Summited Mt. Kilimanjaro, September 2014


  • Co-Presenter, “Pleadings in the E-Filing Era,” Know Your Writes: Next Level Legal Writing Seminar, May 2017
  • Co-Author, “E-filing: How to Craft Effective Motions and Briefs in the Digital Era,” Wisconsin Lawyer, November 2016
  • Presenter, “Amendments to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure,” O’Neil, Cannon, Hollman, DeJong & Laing S.C., November 2015
  • Author, “New Changes to Obtaining Discovery in Wisconsin for Use in Other States,” The WiLaw Connection, Quarterly Publication, October 2015
  • Presenter, “Professionalism and Leadership,” State Bar of Wisconsin Young Lawyers Division 6th Annual Leadership Conference, March 2015
  • Presenter, “E-Filing in Wisconsin Appellate and Federal Courts,” O’Neil, Cannon, Hollman, DeJong & Laing S.C., June 2013
  • Co-Author, “A Radiologist’s Duty to Communicate with the Treating Physician,” American Bar Association, Section of Litigation, Committee on Health Law Litigation’s Winter 2010 Health Law Litigation Newsletter

Community Involvement

  • Board of Directors for the Thelma Sadoff Center for the Arts
  • Member, Reach for the Stars Event Planning Committee for the Boys & Girls Club of Fond du Lac
  • Volunteer, Milwaukee Justice Center
  • Founder of the MJC 5k Run for Justice and former Chair of its Race Committee