Laura practices civil litigation, including real estate and construction disputes, business formation and litigation, and estate planning. Laura is also certified to handle guardianship cases. She is equally skilled in helping her clients through contentious litigation and more importantly, helping her clients avoid contentious litigation by thoughtful planning for themselves and their businesses.
Those who meet Laura Alexandra Parton, are immediately struck by two things: Laura is tremendously proud to be a Texas licensed attorney and she cares deeply about giving back to her community.
Recently, Laura graduated from the Greater Austin Hispanic Chamber of Commerce’s Hispanic Austin Leadership Program (HAL). While in HAL, Laura helped to create the Civic Youth Ambassador’s Program. This lectureship series taught area high school students about the role and function of their local government. During her graduation, Laura was honored to receive the Guillermo Calderón, Jr Leadership Award—a peer-selected distinction for which she is immensely humbled.
Always seeking ways to become more engaged in her community, Laura is active in the Greater Austin Hispanic Chamber and the Austin LGBT Chamber. She is a member of the Texas Bar Association, the Austin Bar Association, the Still Loving It Lawyers Club™, the Austin Young Lawyers Association, and ELLAS: Executive Latinas in Leadership Association.
Laura is a proud Rotarian. A member of the Northwest Austin Rotary Club, Laura sits on the Scholarship Committee that helps local high school seniors pursuing higher education after graduation. Additionally, Laura is an Associate member of the Barbara Jordan Inn of Court, an organization of attorneys promoting civility and professionalism in the practice of law.
Even before earning her license, Laura’s enthusiasm for law and helping others was obvious.
At Texas Tech University School of Law, where Laura earned her Doctorate of Jurisprudence in 2017, Laura was lovingly dubbed "The Joiner" by her friends. She served on Texas Tech Law Review (Articles Editor vol. 49, Staff member Vol. 48); Board of Barristers, Student Bar Association (American Bar Association Representative); the Judicial Clerkship Committee, Student Recruitment Council; and Texas Tech University Supreme Court (Associate Justice.) She accomplished all this while earning awards for her pro bono service, academics, and oralist skills.
Gaining a valuable understanding of how law is crafted, Laura’s background is in public policy. She participated in Senator Rodney Ellis’s Texas Legislative Internship Program (TLIP) where she worked for the office of Speaker Tom Craddick for the 83rd Legislative Session. She returned to the pink dome for the 85th Regular Session to work for Speaker Joe Strauss in his Policy and General Counsel’s Offices. Between these two stints in the Texas Legislature, Laura moved to Washington DC, where she worked for Deputy Whip, Congressman Sam Johnson.
Laura speaks Spanish fluently and hopes to use that skill to reach out to many in Austin who are in need of legal services. As she quietly notes: "... In this city of such great prosperity, there are so many in need, so many to help. I am so glad I live and practice law in Austin."