Laura Clymer is an associate at Brian Clymer, Attorney at Law. The firm represents people in Arizona workers' compensation and Social Security disability cases.
Laura, a native Arizonan, graduated from the Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law at Arizona State University in 2013. She was one of 11 in her graduating class of 210 students to receive a Dean's Award for outstanding contributions and performance at the law school. She passed the Arizona bar exam given in July 2013 and was licensed to practice law on December 11, 2013.
While in law school, Laura was co-editor-in-chief of the Law Journal for Social Justice; served on the executive board of OUT Law, the gay-straight student alliance; and worked as a research assistant in the ASU Work-Life Policy Unit of the Civil Justice Clinic at the law school. She also completed legal externships for U.S. Magistrate Judge David K. Duncan, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and the civil division of the U.S. Attorney’s Office, and clerked one summer in Maricopa Superior Court. She was the 2012 recipient of the R. Kelly Hocker Employment and Labor Law scholarship and a co-recipient of the Jonathan Paul Schubert Memorial scholarship in 2013.
Laura's writing and research projects while in law school included: researching and contributing to chapter 7 in "The Rights of the Accused under the Sixth Amendment" (Paul Marcus et al, American Bar Association, 2012); "Drone Journalism: What Happens When the 'Intrepid Reporter' Takes to the Skies?" (Privacy Law seminar paper, spring 2013); and exploring and evaluating "take-home asbestos" liability under Arizona law (Products Liability seminar, graduation paper, fall 2012).
Prior to law school, Laura was a journalist for 18 years. She was the city editor and online content editor for the award-winning Arizona Daily Sun newspaper in Flagstaff from 2001 until August 2010. Laura's writing, interviewing, and investigative skills honed during her years as a journalist have proved invaluable in making the transition from a journalist to a lawyer.
Laura is a younger sister of Brian, and a 1982 graduate of Canyon del Oro High School (Tucson, Az.). Laura received her bachelor's degree in history and communication, cum laude, in 1986 from DePauw University (Greencastle, Ind.). While at DePauw, she played basketball and softball for the Tigers, wrote for the student newspaper and yearbook, and was on the steering committee for DePauw's Little 500 bicycle race.
"I'm thrilled to be back in Tucson and to have the opportunity to represent injured workers in their workers' compensation and Social Security disability cases," Laura said. "I’m also looking forward to reconnecting and getting involved with Tucson, the community I call home."
Areas Of Practice
- Arizona Workers' Compensation Law
- Social Security Disability
- Arizona, 2013
- Arizona State University, Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law, Tempe, Arizona
- J.D. - 2013
- Honors: Dean's Award for Outstanding Contribution and Performance at the Law School
- DePauw University, Greencastle, Indiana
- B.A. - 1986
- Honors: cum laude
- Major: History and Communication
- "The Rights of the Accused under the Sixth Amendment" (Paul Marcus et al, American Bar Association, 2012)
- "Drone Journalism: What Happens When the 'Intrepid Reporter' Takes to the Skies?" (Privacy Law seminar paper, spring 2013)
- "Take-home asbestos" liability under Arizona law (Products Liability seminar, graduation paper, fall 2012)
Professional Associations and Memberships
- Pima County Bar Association, Member, 2013 to Present
- Arizona Bar Association, Member, 2013 to Present