Laura A. Dwyer is a Senior Attorney for Empire Justice Center’s Crime Victims Legal Network. She provides technical assistance, legal consultation, and support to attorneys throughout New York who are representing crime victims with their civil legal needs. Prior to joining Empire Justice, she was a Senior Attorney at Legal Aid Society of Northeastern New York, where she represented crime victims with their civil legal needs. She has practiced in matters involving family law, housing law including foreclosure and landlord/tenant issues, unemployment insurance, public benefits, and special education law. She also has a background in commercial litigation.
Ms. Dwyer graduated from Rutgers School of Law – Newark, where she was a Managing Editor for the Rutgers Law Review. She is admitted to practice in the States of New York and New Jersey. She is also admitted to practice in the U.S. District Courts for the Southern District of New York, the Eastern District of New York, and the Northern District of New York, the U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey, and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit. Ms. Dwyer is a member of the New York State Bar Association.