A native Haligonian, Laura Brown spent much of her childhood in Calgary before returning to Halifax to complete her education. Laura obtained her Bachelor of Commerce from Saint Mary’s University in 2005, and her Juris Doctor from Dalhousie’s Schulich School of Law in 2013.
Upon graduation, Laura decided that 20 years of the Nova Scotian fog was probably enough and embarked on a journey west, first stopping in Ottawa to complete her articles at a prominent Ottawa criminal defence firm. There, she attended court daily and assisted with many high-profile cases at all levels of court, including the Supreme Court of Canada.
After being called to the bar in Ontario, Laura continued her journey west to rediscover her Albertan roots and firmly planted them in the Calgary area where she joined Walsh LLP in 2015. Now an established member of the Walsh family, her practice is focused on areas where she is able to help individuals facing changes and challenges in their lives, specifically, Family Law and Civil Litigation, where she has a particular interest in elder issues.
Laura is a detail-oriented person who has never met a spreadsheet she didn’t like. A strong believer in the axiom “an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure,” she recognizes that failing to address an issue properly in the first instance tends to lead to problems, unforeseen costs, and conflict down the road. She prides herself on helping clients achieve detailed and comprehensive resolutions that are tailored to their individual needs. Parenting coordination is a natural fit for Laura’s assiduous nature, and she plans to obtain her qualification in the coming years so that she can help families resolve their parenting matters outside of the courtroom whenever possible.
Laura volunteers in her free time both with a local animal shelter and with the University of Calgary law school, where she has acted as a judge at the Blackstone Medals Debate and the Mock Family Law Negotiations competition.
Laura loves to travel and spent two and a half years living in South Korea, where she learned to read Korean (Hangul). Don’t ask for a demonstration though, because if you do, she will probably pretend that can’t do anymore (this is because she is very modest and definitely not because she’s become a bit rusty or anything…). She also loves true crime and mysteries, and unsurprinsgly one of her idols is Dateline’s Keith Morrison. When she is not praying for Keith to respond to her e-mails, she is cooking, hiking, or spending time with her partner and family.