Laura R. DeDecker
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Laura R. DeDecker

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Laura R. DeDecker
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Laura R. DeDecker concentrates her practice in product liability, professional negligence and commercial litigation defense.

Ms. DeDecker joined the firm following her graduation Magna Cum Laude from The University of Illinois College of Law in 2012, where she was a Harno Scholar, a Recipient of the Paul M. Lisnek Award for Excellence in Trial Advocacy, and awarded high honors in legal writing.

During law school, she was a member of the University of Illinois Trial Team, a member of The Fredrick Green Moot Court Team, served as a law clerk at the Cook County State’s Attorney’s office, and was an active member in the Civil Litigation Clinic where she provided legal representation in general litigation matters to low-income clients.

Education
J.D., University of Illinois College of Law, Magna Cum Laude, 2012
  • University of Illinois Trial Team, January 2011-May 2012, Spring 2011 AAJ Regional Semifinalist
  • Fredrick Green Moot Court Team, August 2010- December 2011
  • Harno Scholar, Fall 2010 and Spring 2012 (awarded to top 10% of class)
  • Recipient of the Paul M. Lisnek Award for Excellence in Trial Advocacy
  • Distinction of High Honors in Legal Writing
  • Distinction of Honors in Introduction to Advocacy, Spring 2010
B.S. in Politics & Government and Public Relations, Illinois State University, Summa Cum Laude, 2008
Admissions
Illinois, 2012
U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, 2013
Education
J.D., University of Illinois College of Law, Magna Cum Laude, 2012
  • University of Illinois Trial Team, January 2011-May 2012, Spring 2011 AAJ Regional Semifinalist
  • Fredrick Green Moot Court Team, August 2010- December 2011
  • Harno Scholar, Fall 2010 and Spring 2012 (awarded to top 10% of class)
  • Recipient of the Paul M. Lisnek Award for Excellence in Trial Advocacy
  • Distinction of High Honors in Legal Writing
  • Distinction of Honors in Introduction to Advocacy, Spring 2010
B.S. in Politics & Government and Public Relations, Illinois State University, Summa Cum Laude, 2008
Admissions
Illinois, 2012
U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, 2013

Professional Organizations and Memberships

  • Chicago Bar Association
  • Illinois Bar Association
Education
J.D., University of Illinois College of Law, Magna Cum Laude, 2012
  • University of Illinois Trial Team, January 2011-May 2012, Spring 2011 AAJ Regional Semifinalist
  • Fredrick Green Moot Court Team, August 2010- December 2011
  • Harno Scholar, Fall 2010 and Spring 2012 (awarded to top 10% of class)
  • Recipient of the Paul M. Lisnek Award for Excellence in Trial Advocacy
  • Distinction of High Honors in Legal Writing
  • Distinction of Honors in Introduction to Advocacy, Spring 2010
B.S. in Politics & Government and Public Relations, Illinois State University, Summa Cum Laude, 2008
Admissions
Illinois, 2012
U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, 2013