For more than two decades, Laura has concentrated her practice in the area of family and juvenile justice. Her experience includes the representation of parents alleged to have abused or neglected their children and juveniles alleged to have committed a crime. Laura has also acted as guardian ad litem for children who have been abused and neglected. In addition, Laura has represented inmates on petitions for habeas corpus relief. Prior to joining Stinson Morrison Hecker in 1989, Laura was Public Defender for the Sixth Judicial Circuit of Missouri.