Attorney Profile

Laura Vickery

Laura (“Laurie”) Vickery has represented individuals and businesses for over fifteen years throughout Georgia in state and federal courts.  She received an AV® Preeminent Peer Review Rating™ by Martindale-Hubbell®, reflecting that her peers rank her at the highest level of professional excellence.  Laurie also earned the Client Distinction Award by Martindale-Hubbell®, awarded to less than 4% of the attorneys listed on martindale.com.

Laurie was selected as a Super Lawyer in 2016 and 2017, awarded to 5% of attorneys in Georgia, and a Georgia Rising Star in 2013, an honor given to no more than 2.5% of the attorneys in Georgia.  Super Lawyers recognizes attorneys who have distinguished themselves in their legal practice following a rigorous selection process that includes third-party validation and peer nominations.  Laurie was also recognized as Georgia Trend’s Legal Elite in 2016.

Education

  • Emory School of Law, Juris Doctorate, 1999
    • Atlanta Law School Fellow
    • Coordinating Director, Emory Moot Court Society
    • Order of Barristers and Order of Advocates
    • American Inns of Court, Lamar Chapter, Pupil
    • Moot Court Competition and Law Day Finalist
  • Emory University, Bachelor of Arts, 1995
    • Emory College Scholarship
    • Gwinnett Physician and Dental Scholarship
    • Snellville Lion’s Club Scholarship
    • Snellville American Legion (Paul Gilleland) Scholarship
    • American Business Women’s Association Scholarship
    • Alpha Delta Pi Sorority, Social Chair

Professional Memberships and Associations

  • State Bar of Georgia, admitted 1999
  • Georgia Trial Lawyers Association
    • Chair, Women’s Trial Lawyer Caucus, 2017-2018
    • Membership Committee, 2013-2014
  • Georgia Association for Women Lawyers
    • Co-Chair, Judicial Applicant Review Committee, 2016-2018
    • Immediate Past President, 2016-2017
    • President, 2015-2016
    • President Elect, 2014-2015
    • Vice President, Programs Committee, 2013-2014
    • Vice President, Communications Committee, 2012-2013
    • Chair, Membership Committee, 2011-2012
    • Mentor Circle Facilitator, 2011-2012
    • Spotlight Award, 2013, awarded to member achieving most publicity for GAWL
  • Cobb County Bar Association
    • Women of the Bar Section
    • Business Law and Litigation Section
    • Solo Practitioner/Small Firm Section
  • Lawyer’s Club of Atlanta

Speaking Engagements

  • Practice Rounds, Civil Litigation Panel, Emory Law, March 30, 2011
  • Paralegal Certificate Program, Chattahoochee Technical College, September 4, 2012
  • Cost Control Strategies for Effective Trial Lawyers, Tort Cases Workshop, Georgia Trial Lawyers Association, March 25, 2013
  • Investigating and Preparing a Premises Liability Case for Trial, Plaintiff’s Personal Injury, ICLE, February 28, 2014
  • Handling the Usual Road Wreck Defenses, Georgia Trial Lawyers Association, Auto Torts, July 19, 2014
  • What Are Ethicial Issues Solo Practitioners Encounter?, Solo Practitioner Boot Camp, Atlanta’s John Marshall Law School, November 5, 2015
  • Continuing Challenges and Opportunities Women Lawyers Face Today, Ancient Foundations & Modern Equivalents III, ICLE, February 10, 2016
  • Women in the Profession at 10:  A Panel Discussion, Atlanta Bar Association, February 18, 2016
  • Doing Well and Being Well in the Law:  A Guide for Managing Professional Success, ICLE, April 28, 2016
  • Jury Trials:  Approaches, Strategies and Best Practices, Cobb County Bar Association, February 3, 2017

Court Admissions

  • State and Superior Courts of Georgia
  • Court of Appeals of Georgia
  • Supreme Court of Georgia
  • United States District Court for the Northern District of Georgia
  • United States District Court for the Middle District of Georgia
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit
  • United States Supreme Court