As a civil litigator focused on the defense of professionals, including lawyers and real estate agents, Laura finds herself regularly captivated by the matters she handles.  Each case gives her an opportunity to learn and dig deeply into the best way to defend her client’s position.  In addition to professional liability defense, Laura also handles general business disputes, premise and products liability cases and general construction disputes.

Laura enjoys the opportunity to develop long term relationships with her clients and they appreciate her attention to detail and her organizational skills.  Laura employs a diplomatic approach to handling cases.  She strives to work closing with not only clients, but also adversaries to resolve pending disputes.  However, when necessary, Laura strongly advocates for her client both inside and outside the courtroom.

Laura practices in both the Federal and State courts across North Carolina.  In addition, she is admitted to practice in New York and New Jersey state courts.

Laura is a northern transplant and now lives in beautiful Chapel Hill with her husband and two children.

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Laura Dean Discusses Life as a Raleigh Attorney in UNC Webinar

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Laura Dean, an attorney based in the Raleigh office of Cranfill Sumner & Hartzog LLP, participated in the recent “Practicing Law in Raleigh – An Insider’s Perspective” webinar produced by the University of North Carolina School of Law. In the webinar, Laura describes her experience working as an attorney in the Triangle area.… Read More