Laura E. Avery’s primary practice areas include construction litigation, surety litigation, commercial litigation, property litigation, zoning and permitting advices, and labor and employment law. Laura also drafts and reviews construction contracts and advises clients on front-end matters such as bid preparation.
Laura graduated cum laude from Tulane Law School in 2014. While at Tulane, Laura served as a Justice on the Moot Court Board, research assistant to Professor Gabe Feldman, and as President of the American Constitution Society.
Prior to entering the legal profession, Laura earned her B.F.A. in Theater Arts from New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts. Laura worked in the performing arts for approximately a decade and appeared in numerous productions throughout the United States and Europe.
In her spare time, Laura enjoys studying the Japanese language and is a dedicated yoga practitioner.
- All Louisiana State courts
- United States District Courts for the Eastern, Western, and Middle Districts of Louisiana
- United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
- Tulane University School of Law (J.D., cum laude)
- New York University, Tisch School of the Arts (B.F.A.)
- Federal Bar Association
- Louisiana State Bar Association
- New Orleans Bar Association
- American Bar Association
- How to Get Your Social Media, Email and Text Evidence Admitted (and Keep Theirs Out), Establishing Authenticity & Satisfying the Best Evidence Rule: The Insurmountable Challenge, National Business Institute (Oct 2018)
- Recent Developments in Louisiana Construction Law, (co-presented with Michael S. Blackwell) CMAA Gulf Coast Chapter (Jul 2018)
- Construction Contracts from Start to Finish, Ethical Considerations, National Business Institute (Jul 2018)
- Thinking of Taking a Cruise this Summer?, ABA Young Lawyers Division TYL Magazine (Summer 2017)