Laura D. Phillips has represented seriously injured people in medical malpractice and personal injury cases in the state and federal courts throughout Pennsylvania throughout her legal career. Her work has also included cases involving wrongful death.
Laura is proud to hold an “AV Preeminent” Peer Review Rating from Martindale-Hubbell, the highest possible rating by her fellow attorneys for both legal ability and ethics. Due to her trial advocacy skills, Laura is also an invited member of both the Academy of Trial Lawyers of Allegheny County and Academy of Trial Lawyers of Southwestern Pennsylvania.
In 2020 and 2019, Laura was recognized as one of the Top 50 lawyers in Pittsburgh and Top 50 women lawyers in Pennsylvania by Super Lawyers. Every year since 2013, Laura has been recognized as a Pennsylvania Super Lawyer or a Super Lawyers Rising Star in the field of plaintiff’s medical malpractice litigation and personal injury litigation. Super Lawyers is a rating service of outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high-degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. Super Lawyers Rising Stars are considered the top up-and-coming attorneys in their field who have been practicing for fewer than ten years. She is also a member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum, whose membership is limited to attorneys who have achieved verdicts and settlements on behalf of their clients in excess of one million dollars.
Laura has served on the Board of Governors of the Western Pennsylvania Trial Lawyers Association since 2007. She served on the Board of Governors of the Pennsylvania Association for Justice (PAJ) between 2008 and 2017. She is also a former Chair of the Future Leaders Section of the PAJ. She is a former President and Vice-President of the Young Lawyers’ Division of the Washington County Bar Association, and was a member of the bar association’s Executive Committee. Laura is also a member of the Women’s Bar Association of Southwestern Pennsylvania, American Bar Association, American Association for Justice, Allegheny County Bar Association, and Allegheny County Bar Foundation.
Laura earned her Bachelor of Science from Georgetown University, where she was a member of the International Politics Honors Program. She received her Juris Doctor from Georgetown University Law Center, where she was a Legal Research and Writing Fellow. While in law school, Laura was selected to be a member of the Appellate Litigation Clinic and represented clients in the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth and D.C. Circuits. She was raised in Washington, Pennsylvania and is a proud alumna of Mount de Chantal Visitation Academy in Wheeling, West Virginia, the only all-girls school in West Virginia between 1848 and its closing in 2008.
Laura is frequently invited to teach continuing legal education (CLE) courses, and she has spoken on topics including trial tactics, professional ethics, courtroom technology, and proving damages.
Laura resides in Thornburg Borough with her husband, Bryan Mills and their young son.
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