Laura Smith

Laura Smith

Laura J Hoover, Attorney at Law
  • Landlord Tenant
  • Illinois
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Summary

Laura J Smith has come to the practice of law by a dedication for providing legal services to those that are in need. This means that clients will receive a quality service and zealous advocacy, but at a fee arrangement they can afford. Laura began her career at Legal Aid by representing low-income families in Detroit, Michigan. For two years, Laura aided Wayne County residents who were in need of help with their divorce, child custody and support issues. In addition, Laura assisted the elderly population of Detroit, Michigan by providing estate planning, foreclosure and civil defense services. From 2008 - 2009 Laura served on the Board of Directors for the Free Legal Aid Clinic, Inc. While in Michigan, Laura gained experience in the practice of law by expanding into appellate practice. Laura has represented clients in child custody appeals with Legal Aid and appealing criminal convictions with the Michigan State Appellate Defender's Office. In 2009, Laura moved to Chicago and became licensed in the State of Illinois. From 2009 - 2010 Laura worked at a private law firm here in Chicago representing clients in numerous areas including divorce, child custody and support, criminal felony and misdemeanor charges, probate and personal injury. In 2010 Laura began her own practice representing renters in the City of Chicago. Today she continues to represent renter's when their rights have been violated by their landlord's. Common issues include security deposits, heat, utilities, eviction defense, repairs and much more!

Practice Area
  • Landlord Tenant
Additional Practice Area
  • Tenant's Rights
Fees
  • Free Consultation
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Illinois
Languages
  • English: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
Solo Practitioner
Laura J Hoover, Attorney at Law
- Current
Representing the renter's of Chicago!
Contract Attorney
Kelley Drye & Warren LLP
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Associate
Joseph P. McCaffery & Associates
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Litigation Supervisor/Board of Directors
Free Legal Aid Clinic, Inc.
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Student Attorney
Free Legal Aid Clinic, Inc.
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Education
Wayne State University Law School
J.D. / Law
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University of Detroit Mercy
B.A. / Political Science; Psychology
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Honors: Magna Cum Laude, Fr. Edmund F. miller S.J. Service Award, Political Science Award
Awards
Constance Baker Motley National Moot Court Competition
American Constitution Society
Political Science Award
University of Detroit Mercy
Fr Edmund F Miller SJ Service Award
University of Detroit Mercy
Professional Associations
Chicago Bar Associate
Pro Bono Attorney for Statutory Summary Suspension Program
- Current
Chicago Bar Association
Member
- Current
Illinois State Bar Association
Member
- Current
Speaking Engagements
Legal Outsourcing Bootcamp: How To Do More With Less, Law Practice Management & Technology
Chicago Bar Association
Certifications
Illinois Bar License
Attorney Registration and Discipline Commission
Websites & Blogs
Website
Website
Social Media
Contact & Map
AON Center
200 E Randolph St.
Suite 5100
Chicago, IL 60601
USA
Telephone: (773) 345-8883
Cell: (773) 234-2454
Fax: (773) 345-4158