Laura enjoys the opportunity to develop long term relationships with her clients and they appreciate her attention to detail and her organizational skills. Laura employs a diplomatic approach to handling cases. She strives to work closing with not only clients, but also adversaries to resolve pending disputes. However, when necessary, Laura strongly advocates for her client both inside and outside the courtroom.
Laura practices in both the Federal and State courts across North Carolina. In addition, she is admitted to practice in New York and New Jersey state courts.
Laura is a northern transplant and now lives in beautiful Chapel Hill with her husband and two children.
•2018 NC Pro Bono Honor Society
Articles, Presentations, and Publications
•Staring Down the Barrel: Responding to ‘Shotgun’ Complaints in Asbestos Litigation , NCADA’s The Resource, October 2017
Most Recent Posts
Laura Dean to Serve as DRI Professional Liability Committee’s Annual Meeting Chair
Laura Dean, an attorney in the Raleigh office of Cranfill Sumner & Hartzog LLP, has been selected to serve as Annual Meeting Chair for the DRI Professional Liability Committee. The meeting will be held Oct. 16-19 in New Orleans....
Laura Dean Featured in DRI Newsletter
Laura Dean’s article, “Causation in Appellate Malpractice Cases-for a Judge or Jury?”, was featured as the cover story for the Dec. 12, 2018 edition of The Voice, DRI’s e-newsletter....
Laura Dean Discusses Life as a Raleigh Attorney in UNC Webinar
Laura Dean, an attorney based in the Raleigh office of Cranfill Sumner & Hartzog LLP, participated in the recent “Practicing Law in Raleigh - An Insider’s Perspective” webinar produced by the University of North Carolina School of Law. In the webinar, Laura describes her experience working as an attorney in the Triangle area....
Staring Down the Barrel: Responding to ‘Shotgun’ Complaints in Asbestos Litigation
The Resource, a publication of the North Carolina Association of Defense Attorneys, recently published an article by Laura Dean. “Staring Down the Barrel: Responding to ‘Shotgun’ Complaints in Asbestos Litigation” discusses the implications of “shotgun” complaints in asbestos litigation cases....
Defensive use of Rule 1.8 permitted by NC Court of Appeals
NC Court of Appeals Holds that a Client May Use a Violation of the Rule 1.8 of the Rules of...
Laura Dean Hired as Associate at Cranfill Sumner & Hartzog
Laura Dean has been hired as an associate at Cranfill Sumner & Hartzog LLP (CSH Law), one of the largest law firms in North Carolina....
•DRI, Professional Liability Committee Membership Chair
•Wake County Bar Association, Lawyers Support Committee Chair