Laura Bishop Knoll has been admitted to practice law in Louisiana since 2011. She has participated on numerous successful personal injury and property litigation trial teams over her 10-plus years in the practice, primarily focusing her practice on helping injured people attain the justice and compensation they deserve. She has authored numerous appellate briefs to various Courts of Appeal in Louisiana, and the Louisiana Supreme Court and regularly argues in Courts of Appeal and the District Court, often regarding emerging legal issues. Laura has extensive experience in expert witness admissibility challenges and the scientific aspects of complex litigation. For example, Laura assumed a lead role in ground-breaking products liability litigation regarding cell phones, participating in weeks-long Frye and a Daubert hearings in Washington, D.C.
Laura was born in New York City and graduated from The Brearley School in Manhattan in 1999. She graduated magna cum laude with a Bachelor of Arts degree from Pomona College in Claremont, California. At Pomona College, she was a member of the Phi Beta Kappa Honors Society and captained the women’s cross-country and track and field teams, ultimately being selected to her college sports Hall of Fame in 2003 for her running.
Laura graduated from Loyola Law School in Los Angeles, California in 2009. While at Loyola, she served as an Articles Editor for the Loyola of Los Angeles Law Review.
She is a member of the Louisiana State Bar Association, the Avoyelles Parish Bar Association, and the Louisiana Association for Justice. Laura is admitted to practice before the Louisiana District and Appellate Courts, the United States District Courts for the Eastern and Western District of Louisiana and the United States Fifth Circuit Court of Appeal. She has also been admitted pro hac vice to the Court of Appeal for the District of Columbia.
Laura has three children, Lyla, Sunni Claire and Luke, who attend Avoyelles Public Charter School. She is heavily involved in her children’s extra-curricular activities, spending most of her free time volunteering at or attending various school and community sporting and theater events.
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