Laura Unklesbay’s practice focuses on personal injury litigation and employment law, including discrimination and wrongful termination. She is currently working with the Litigation Department on employment matters, personal injury claims, product liability cases, and commercial disputes.
Laura is a board member of both the Young Lawyers Division of the State Bar of New Mexico and the Albuquerque Bar Association. She is also chair of the YLD’s Wills for Heroes committee, providing wills, powers of attorney and health care directives to first responders across the state.
Laura received her undergraduate degree from the University of Arizona, where she graduated with honors, and her J.D. from the University of Arizona James E. Rogers College of Law, graduating magna cum laude. While in law school, she served as the Editor-in-Chief of the Arizona Journal of International and Comparative Law and received several awards including the ALI-CLE Scholarship and Leadership Award, as well as being named a Distinguished Scholar and an Arizona Centennial Fellow.
During her tenure in law school, she served as a Judicial Extern for the Arizona Superior Court in Tucson, clerked for the U.S. Attorneys’ Office, and represented veterans in court and before the Army Review Board in Washington, D.C. as part of the Veteran’s Advocacy Law Clinic.
Between her undergraduate and law school studies, Laura was a Fulbright Fellow, working in Austria.
University of Arizona, James E. Rogers College of Law, J.D., magna cum laude, 2018; Editor-in-Chief of the Arizona Journal of International and Comparative Law; Distinguished Scholar; Arizona Centennial Fellow
University of Arizona, B.A. in Political Science and German Language, cum laude and Honors, 2014
U.S. District Court for the District of New Mexico
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit
- State Bar of New Mexico, Young Lawyers Division, Board Member
- State Bar of New Mexico, Young Lawyers Division, Wills for Heroes Committee, Chair
- State Bar of New Mexico, Employment and Labor Law Division, Board Member, 2021-2022
- Albuquerque Bar Association, Board Member, 2023