Education

  • Lewis and Clark College, J.D.
  • East Tennessee State University
  • (M.A., Sociology)
  • King University
  • (B.A., Psychology)

Laura Nelson finds her passion helping people, by providing representation and keen insight for her clients in estate and trust administration, elder law, guardianship and conservatorships, and litigation. Laura understands that life transitions can be difficult and helps clients navigate difficult and often unforeseen life events. Laura regularly practices in the Portland Metropolitan Area and Clark County, Washington.

Originally from the Pacific Northwest, Laura has gained diverse academic and life experience stemming across the continental United States and Canada. Laura approaches each client’s individual needs through a unique lens, using skills she gained through Psychology and Sociology studies. After graduating from Lewis and Clark School of Law in 2013, Laura secured a judicial clerkship at the Multnomah County Circuit court with the Honorable Susan M. Svetkey. Following her clerkship. Laura launched her legal career at Landerholm PS, serving estate planning, estate and trust administration, and guardianship clients.

A passion for spreading understanding about Guardianships and Elder Law

From 2015 through 2018, Laura Nelson was a member of the board of CDM Caregiving Services. CDM is a nonprofit organization providing in-home care for elderly and disabled people, as well as those with dementia or who have suffered traumatic brain injury. This ties in with her passion for Elder and Guardianship Law. She regularly presents to lawyer and non-lawyer groups on Elder Law issues, including guardianships and conservatorships and less restrictive alternatives.

When not in the office or volunteering her time, Laura enjoys hiking, camping, and traveling. Laura also loves spending time with her family, and is the proud auntie to four nieces and four nephews.

Professional Affiliations

  • Oregon State Bar Association
  • Washington State Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
  • Oregon Women Lawyers
  • Clark County Young Lawyers
  • Multnomah County Young Lawyers
  • Clark County Inns of Court
  • Multnomah County Bar Association
  • Clark County Bar Association
    • Elder and Guardianship Bar
  • Clark County Guardianship Bar

Select Speaking Engagements & Publications

  • Presenter, Elder Law Section Un-CLE, May 2019
  • Author, “Protective proceedings: a sister (state) act,” Oregon State Bar Elder Law Newsletter, Volume 22, January 2019
  • Presenter, Elder Law Section Un-CLE, May 2018
  • Co-facilitator, Clark County Bar Association Elder and Guardianship Bar CLE, May 2017

Community & Charity Involvement