Laura Carlsen's practice emphasizes a wide range of family law matters
including divorce, child custody, military family law, relocations, child
support and parenting plan modifications, domestic violence, and family
law appeals. Laura typically serves clients from our
Laura's exceptional skills as a negotiator and litigator developed
early through national debate competitions. She was a nationally ranked
debater (among the top 100 in the United States, ranking as high as #2)
who has given more than a thousand public speeches and competed against
the country's top debaters. Since 2008, Laura has used these finely
honed abilities to advocate for her client's legal goals at the negotiation
table and in the courtroom.
Laura is committed to maintaining the highest standards of client service
and professionalism, and she approaches each case with these commitments in mind.
"In family law, we deal with real people who need help resolving very
personal problems during a difficult time in their lives," says Laura.
"Every client who walks in the door has a different life story, so
I never know what the day will bring. I find out what is important to
my client and create a plan to achieve success. A good lawyer must be
able to find an angle that helps her maximize results for her client.
There is a lot of strategy and detail that goes into a well-prepared case."
Laura comes from a long line of military veterans. She represents many
military family law cases, adept in the practice of the unique blend of federal and state
law that applies only to military families.
Laura also practices appellate family law, a complex process that allows
clients to have the Court of Appeals or Supreme Court review a decision
from the lower court in order to achieve a more just result.