Laura Neal was born in England and lived there for the first 24 years of her life. After graduating from the University of Leicester with a bachelors in English, Laura then went on to further studies in law at the University of East Anglia where she obtained a Post-graduate Diploma in Law, and then the College of Law where she qualified as a barrister. Laura is also a member of the Middle Temple Inn of Court, which is one of the oldest Inns of Court, and has been used by Barristers since the 16th Century.
In 2008, Laura came to Oklahoma through a program called Amicus to work on Death Penalty cases in the Public Defender’s Office. Her talents were quickly recognized by the office and she was offered a full-time permanent job as a Mitigation Specialist for Death Penalty Cases. Here, she spent countless hours with her clients and had face to face meetings with the District Attorney to negotiate her cases. In this role for six years none of her clients received the death penalty. Her success was recognized by the Oklahoma County Bar and she was presented with the Liberty Bell Award for her commitment.
At the same time as working, Laura attended OCU Law at nighttime to cross qualify as a lawyer in Oklahoma. After passing the Bar in 2014, Laura began practicing and zealously representing her clients. She has a vast amount of court experience from preliminary and revocation hearings, bond reduction hearings, as well as trial in experience in murder, armed robbery, lewd acts with a child, burglary, kidnapping and rape. Laura celebrates an excellent track record for obtaining the right results for her clients.
Laura’s experience does not stop with criminal law and she is also an accomplished civil litigator, having negotiated with insurance companies and has shown the other side she is not afraid to go to trial over an injury or property damage.
Laura is determined to be the best lawyer she can for her clients and in 2015 she attended the prestigious Gerry Spence Trial Lawyer’s College in Dubois, Wyoming for the month of July. Here Laura further developed invaluable skills to assist her clients in both criminal and civil settings. Not only does she understand court proceedings she is very empathetic to her clients and spends time to understand their situation.
Laura is an active member of the Ruth Bader Ginsburg Inn of Court for the Oklahoma chapter. She is also very committed to Oklahoma and as such is a member of the Junior League of Oklahoma City. Through the Junior League, Laura has volunteered at places across Oklahoma City, including the Boys and Girls Club.