Laura Manion joined the firm in 2014 from Reynolds Frizzell, LLP, where she concentrated her practice on complex commercial litigation, representing corporate and individual clients in both federal and state court. She is a 2005 graduate of Harvard University and a 2008 graduate of the University of Virginia School of Law, where she served as the Managing Editor of the Journal of Law and Politics. Following law school, Laura clerked for the Honorable Lynn N. Hughes, Federal District Judge, Southern District of Texas. She is licensed to practice law in Texas, New York, and New Jersey and is a Texas Bar Foundation Fellow.
Since joining McFarland, PLLC , Laura has focused her practice on the defense of private property owners whose property has been acquired for a public use. As an active member of the firm’s trial team, she has participated in several jury trials securing verdicts totaling more than $25 million in compensation for the firm’s landowner clients.
With clear communication and frank assessment of the strengths and weaknesses of each case, Laura helps her clients understand the condemnation process and the options available to them under Texas law. She appreciates that the power of eminent domain can impact an infinite variety of property types and property owners - from individuals to small businesses to national and multi-national corporations. Laura approaches each case with clear focus and determination - no issue is too complex, nor too small.
“I strive for excellence every day through vigorous and conscientious advocacy and seek to build relationships with my clients based upon trust and exceptional performance.”
Managing Editor, Journal of Law and Politics
Thomas Jefferson Center for the Protection of Free Expression
Harvard University (B.A. in History and Music, 2005)