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Attorney Laura Jordan

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Albany, New York

585-440-6734

Learn More About Laura 
Laura was individually selected by her peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America for her work in the areas of medical malpractice and personal injury litigation on behalf of plaintiffs. Selection for Best Lawyers is based on an exhaustive and rigorous peer-review survey comprising nearly 4 million confidential evaluations by top attorneys in the country.

For three decades, Best Lawyers has been regarded by both the profession and the public as the most credible and definitive guide to legal excellence in the United States. Laura has also been recognized by the National Academy of Personal Injury Attorneys and has been honored as one of their elite group, the Top Ten.

Laura is a 2003 cum laude graduate of Albany Law School, where she served as Associate Editor of the Journal of Science and Technology. Before joining Powers & Santola, LLP in 2004, Laura held the prestigious position of Appellate Court Attorney with the New York State Supreme Court, Appellate Division, Third Department, in Albany, New York.

Important Information
Laura is a charter member and director of the New York State Academy of Trial Lawyers. She is also a member of the Albany County, New York State and New York State Women’s Bar Associations.

In 2017, Laura was appointed by the Justices of the State of New York Supreme Court, Appellate Division, Third Judicial Department, to serve as the Chairperson of the Committee on Character and Fitness for the Third Judicial District. The Committee is charged with evaluating the character and fitness of applicants for admission to the bar in New York.

Additional Recognition
In addition to her busy practice, Laura authors the monthly “Tort and Civil Procedure” case law review for the Albany County Bar Association newsletter and the Third Department Review for the New York State Academy of Trial Lawyers.

Laura lives with her husband, Patrick, and their two children, in Castleton-On-Hudson, New York.

Areas of Practice

  • Hospital Malpractice – Plaintiffs
  • Medical Malpractice – Plaintiffs
  • Serious or Catastrophic Personal Injury – Plaintiffs
  • Products Liability – Plaintiffs
  • Premises Liability – Plaintiffs
  • Construction/Workplace Accidents – Plaintiffs
  • Motor Vehicle Accidents – Plaintiffs

Education

  • Albany Law School Union University, Albany, New YorkJ.D. (Cum Laude) – 2003
  • St. John Fisher College, Rochester, New YorkB.A. (Cum Laude) – 1999

Bar Admissions

  • New York, 2004
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of New York, 2004

Past Employment Positions

Published Works

Classes/Seminars

Honors and Awards

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Powers & Santola, LLP, Albany, New York, Associate Attorney, 2004 – 2010
  • New York State Supreme Court, Appellate Division, Third Department, Albany, New York, Appellate Court Attorney, 2003 – 2004
  • Torts and Civil Procedure, Albany County Bar Association, Albany County Bar Association Newsletter, 2014
  • Torts and Civil Procedure, Albany County Bar Association, Albany County Bar Association Newsletter, 2013
  • Torts and Civil Procedure, Albany County Bar Association, Albany County Bar Association Newsletter, 2012
  • Torts and Civil Procedure, Albany County Bar Association, Albany County Bar Association Newsletter, 2011
  • Torts and Civil Procedure, Albany County Bar Association, Albany County Bar Association Newsletter, 2010
  • Torts and Civil Procedure, Albany County Bar Association, Albany County Bar Association Newsletter, 2009
  • Torts and Civil Procedure, Albany County Bar Association, Albany County Bar Association Newsletter, 2008
  • Torts and Civil Procedure Updates, Albany County Bar Association, Albany County Bar Association Journal, 2007
  • Discovery in Medical Malpractice Litigation (New York State Bar Association), 2014
  • Personal Injury Litigation: Recent Graduate Continuing Legal Education (Albany Law School), 2013
  • Precedents and Statutes Annual Update: Medical Malpractice (New York State Academy of Trial Lawyers), 2013
  • Direct Exams: How to Make Your Witness Shine (New York State Academy of Trial Lawyers), 2013
  • Roadmap for Navigating Medicare Liens and Set-Asides (New York State Academy of Trial Lawyers), 2012
  • Minding Medicare’s Interests, Liens, Set-Asides in Compensation and Liability Cases (Albany County Bar Association), 2012
  • Medical Malpractice Updates, Precedents and Statutes Seminar (New York State Academy of Trial Lawyers), 2012
  • Nuts and Bolts of Trial, (New York State Academy of Trial Lawyers), 2011
  • Outstanding Young Alumni Award, Albany Law School National Alumni Association, 2013 – Present
  • Best Lawyer, Personal Injury Litigation, Plaintiffs, Best Lawyers in America, 2013 – Present
  • Best Lawyer, Medical Malpractice Law, Plaintiffs, Best Lawyers in America, 2013 – Present
  • Super Lawyer, Upstate New York Super Lawyers, 2013, 2014
  • The National Trial Lawyers, Top 40 under 40
  • American Society of Legal Advocates, Top 40 under 40 Litigation Lawyers in New York, 2014
  • National Academy of Personal Injury Attornes, Nationally Ranked Top 10 Attorney Award, 2013
  • President’s Award, New York State Academy of Trial Lawyers, April 23, 2012
  • President’s Award, New York State Academy of Trial Lawyers, May 4, 2009
  • President’s Award, New York State Academy of Trial Lawyers, May 5, 2008
  • New York State Academy of Trial Lawyers, Charter Member and Director
  • Capital District Trial Lawyers Association, Treasurer and Board of Directors
  • New York State Bar Association, Member
  • New York State Women’s Bar Association, Member
  • Albany County Bar Association, Member
Best Lawyers in America
Super Lawyers top 10
AVVO rating 10.0 superb
The National Trail Lawyers
Best Lawyers Best Law firms  in 2021
Top Verdict and Settlement 2017
Multi-Millionaire Dollar Advocate Firm
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