Laura Van Note
“The world is only as fair as we make it and the fight for justice will never end. I’m inspired every day by my clients’ bravery and willingness to speak up for what’s right.”
Laura Van Note is an experienced litigator with extensive experience in class action matters involving a multitude of issues. Throughout her career she has gone head-to-head against the largest companies in the world, securing extremely favorable decisions for her clients.
In addition to her class action experience, she possesses a broad range of litigation experience handling matters related to labor and employment, product liability, premises liability, personal injury and civil rights matters. Her clients benefit from her extensive courtroom experience in courts in California and across the country, along with a varied background representing both plaintiffs and defendants.
Service to her clients and empowering them to advocate for themselves sits at the core of Ms. Van Note’s motivation. Earlier in her career, she participated in the pro bono litigation team responsible for the exoneration of Reginald Griffin, a man exonerated and freed following a death sentence in 1973. She began her career in Kansas City, Missouri, where she practiced for years before relocating to California.
Ms. Van Note is a 2013 graduate of the University of Missouri, Kansas City School of Law, where she was the Captain of the National Trial Advocacy Team, President of the American Constitutional Society and Teaching Assistant to the Director of Advocacy (Dean’s List and Order of the Barrister). She obtained her undergraduate degree from the University of Missouri, Kansas City (B.A. in History with a Minor in French). In her spare time, Ms. Van Note volunteers as a judge for trial advocacy competitions and has been a moderator and/or guest speaker at numerous law schools and vis-a-vis various professional organizations. She also volunteers her time to advocate for the advancement of educational opportunities for women and girls, both in the United States and abroad.
Ms. Van Note is a member of the California, Missouri and Kansas State bars and is admitted to practice in numerous federal courts in various other courts across the nation.