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LAURA PRATT

Associate

Laura joined Brady & Hamilton, LLP in 2018, practicing commercial litigation, with a focus on condemnation law, administrative law, and agricultural law.

She began her diverse legal career at the City of Lubbock, practicing municipal law and specializing in environmental compliance and natural resources law. She was also a municipal prosecutor. After completing a two-year relocation overseas in the Middle East, Laura held the position of Executive Director for OneVoiceHome, a local non-profit she founded in 2015 that supports survivors of sex trafficking.

Laura is very passionate about public service. She is TYLA’s current vice president, and she previously served for four years as the TYLA District 3 Director. During her tenure on the TYLA board of Directors she served on 15 committees and developed or contributed to numerous TYLA projects. She also serves as director for both the Lubbock Area Bar Association and the Lubbock County Young Lawyers Association. She is a member of the Texas Bar College and a fellow of the Texas Bar Foundation.

Laura frequently speaks to community organizations and schools on various legal topics. She also serves on the Board of Directors for OneVoiceHome and volunteers for her church and her kids’ school. She has received numerous local, state, and national recognition for her commitment to service

• J.D., with honors, University of Texas (1999)

• B.S., magna cum laude, Texas Tech University (1995)

 Hidden in Plain Sight: A General Overview of the Human Trafficking Issue

·        75 Texas Bar Journal 762 (November 2012)

 Decreasing Dirty Dumping? A Reevaluation of Toxic Waste Colonialism and the Global Management of Transboundary Hazardous Waste

·        35 William & Mary Environmental Law & Policy Review 581 (Winter 2011).

·        41 Texas Environmental Law Journal 147 (Winter 2011).

 Texas Lawyers for Texas Veterans – Seeking Accreditation

·        74 Texas Bar Journal 928 (November 2011)

 Decreasing Dirty Dumping?, Waste and Resource Recovery Newsletter (Waste and Resource Recovery Committee, Section of Environment, Energy, and Resources, American Bar Association), Vol. 11, No.2 (July 2011)

 LUBBOCK LAW NOTES

·        Stars of Texas Bars Award 2018—Best Feature/General Interest Series of Articles Award

·        Stars of Texas Bars Award 2014—News Article, Best Feature/Substantive Law Series of Articles, and Best Feature/General          Interest Series of Articles Award

• OneVoiceHome, Founding Board Member & President

·        Provides a safe home for restoration and new beginnings for sexually exploited girls.

• Voice of Hope, Volunteer

·        Provides help, hope, & healing to persons affected by sexual violence by providing education, awareness, & support.

• Upland Heights Elementary School, PTA, 2017–Present

• Turning Point Community Church, Volunteer

• State Bar of Texas

• U.S. District Court: Northern, Southern, Western, and Eastern Districts of Texas

• U.S. District Couts: New Mexico

• U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals: Fifth Circuit

• Texas Bar College, Member, 2010−Present

• Texas Bar Foundation, Fellow, 2014−Present

• State Bar of Texas’s Administration of Rules of Evidence Committee, Member, 2020-2023

• Lubbock County Women Lawyers’ Association

·        President, January 2012–July 2013

• Texas Young Lawyers Association

·        Vice President, 2021-2022

·        Board Member, 2019-2021

·        Board Member, 2013–2015

• Lubbock Area Bar Association

·        Director, 2018−Present

·        Secretary, 2012−2013

• Lubbock County Young Lawyers Association

• Lubbock County Women Lawyers’ Association

·        President, January 2012–July 2013

American Bar Association,

·        On the Rise – Top 40 Young Lawyers, 2020-2021 Honoree

 

Texas Young Lawyers Association

• Small City Ultimate Champion, 2020-2021

• Outstanding Director Award, 2019-2020

• Commitment to Service Award, 2014–2015

• Outstanding First Year Director Award, 2013−2014

• President’s Award of Merit, 2012−2013

 

Lubbock Area Bar Association,

• President’s Award of Merit, 2014−2015

• Outstanding Young Lawyer Award, 2013−2014

 

Tech Law Alumni Association

•   2021 Daniel H. Benson Public Service Award

•   2014 Herschell L. Barnes Ambassador Award

•   2013 Bob Black Bar Leaders Award

LAURA PRATT

Associate

Laura joined Brady & Hamilton, LLP in 2018, practicing commercial litigation, with a focus on condemnation law, administrative law, and agricultural law.

She began her diverse legal career at the City of Lubbock, practicing municipal law and specializing in environmental compliance and natural resources law. She was also a municipal prosecutor. After completing a two-year relocation overseas in the Middle East, Laura held the position of Executive Director for OneVoiceHome, a local non-profit she founded in 2015 that supports survivors of sex trafficking.

Laura is very passionate about public service. She is TYLA’s current vice president, and she previously served for four years as the TYLA District 3 Director. During her tenure on the TYLA board of Directors she served on 15 committees and developed or contributed to numerous TYLA projects. She also serves as director for both the Lubbock Area Bar Association and the Lubbock County Young Lawyers Association. She is a member of the Texas Bar College and a fellow of the Texas Bar Foundation.

Laura frequently speaks to community organizations and schools on various legal topics. She also serves on the Board of Directors for OneVoiceHome and volunteers for her church and her kids’ school. She has received numerous local, state, and national recognition for her commitment to service

• J.D., magna cum laude, University of Texas School of Law (2009)

• B.A., University of Arkansas (2007)

 Hidden in Plain Sight: A General Overview of the Human Trafficking Issue

·        75 Texas Bar Journal 762 (November 2012)

 Decreasing Dirty Dumping? A Reevaluation of Toxic Waste Colonialism and the Global Management of Transboundary Hazardous Waste

·        35 William & Mary Environmental Law & Policy Review 581 (Winter 2011).

·        41 Texas Environmental Law Journal 147 (Winter 2011).

 Texas Lawyers for Texas Veterans – Seeking Accreditation

·        74 Texas Bar Journal 928 (November 2011)

 Decreasing Dirty Dumping?, Waste and Resource Recovery Newsletter (Waste and Resource Recovery Committee, Section of Environment, Energy, and Resources, American Bar Association), Vol. 11, No.2 (July 2011)

 LUBBOCK LAW NOTES

·        Stars of Texas Bars Award 2018—Best Feature/General Interest Series of Articles Award

·        Stars of Texas Bars Award 2014—News Article, Best Feature/Substantive Law Series of Articles, and Best Feature/General          Interest Series of Articles Award

• OneVoiceHome, Founding Board Member & President

·        Provides a safe home for restoration and new beginnings for sexually exploited girls.

• Voice of Hope, Volunteer

·        Provides help, hope, & healing to persons affected by sexual violence by providing education, awareness, & support.

• Upland Heights Elementary School, PTA, 2017–Present

• Turning Point Community Church, Volunteer

• State Bar of Texas

• U.S. District Court: Northern, Southern, Western, and Eastern Districts of Texas

• U.S. District Couts: New Mexico

• U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals: Fifth Circuit

• Texas Bar College, Member, 2010−Present

• Texas Bar Foundation, Fellow, 2014−Present

• State Bar of Texas’s Administration of Rules of Evidence Committee, Member, 2020-2023

• Lubbock County Women Lawyers’ Association

·        President, January 2012–July 2013

• Texas Young Lawyers Association

·        Vice President, 2021-2022

·        Board Member, 2019-2021

·        Board Member, 2013–2015

• Lubbock Area Bar Association

·        Director, 2018−Present

·        Secretary, 2012−2013

• Lubbock County Young Lawyers Association

• Lubbock County Women Lawyers’ Association

·        President, January 2012–July 2013

American Bar Association,

·        On the Rise – Top 40 Young Lawyers, 2020-2021 Honoree

 

Texas Young Lawyers Association

• Small City Ultimate Champion, 2020-2021

• Outstanding Director Award, 2019-2020

• Commitment to Service Award, 2014–2015

• Outstanding First Year Director Award, 2013−2014

• President’s Award of Merit, 2012−2013

 

Lubbock Area Bar Association,

• President’s Award of Merit, 2014−2015

• Outstanding Young Lawyer Award, 2013−2014

 

Tech Law Alumni Association

•   2021 Daniel H. Benson Public Service Award

•   2014 Herschell L. Barnes Ambassador Award

•   2013 Bob Black Bar Leaders Award