Laura E. Pedersen


Labor & Employment | School & Higher Education

Laura primarily practices in the areas of School and Higher Education Law, as well as Labor and Employment Law.

Before joining the firm, Laura worked in civil litigation as an associate attorney for a Milwaukee-based law firm. During law school, she clerked for a civil litigation firm and fellowed for the Milwaukee Justice Center and Milwaukee Volunteer Legal Clinic.

Before entering law school, Laura worked as a special educator and reading interventionist in Seattle Public Schools and as an English teacher in Milwaukee Public Schools. Ultimately, it was Laura’s experience in teaching that brought her into the legal field and to Renning, Lewis and Lacy. Laura’s legal experience involves drafting court documents, representing clients in hearings, interviewing and counseling potential clients in anticipation of their legal matters, evaluating and interpreting laws, and taking depositions.


J.D., Marquette University, cum laude

B.A./P.B.C., English/Secondary Education, Edgewood College

M.S.E., Special Education, University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire

B.B.A., Management & Human Resources, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Professional Activities

  • Member, State Bar of Wisconsin
  • Member, Wisconsin School Attorneys Association
  • Member, National School Boards Association – Council of School Attorneys

Community Involvement

  • Pro Bono Volunteer, Posner Exchange & Honor Society
  • Blood Donor, American Red Cross
  • Volunteer, Badger Honor Flight