Laura P. Gordon

Laura’s practice involves the defense of corporations and individuals with concentration in tort defense in all areas of construction litigation, transportation litigation, and insurance defense.  Her practice also includes insurance coverage litigation in State and Federal Courts, with an emphasis on coverage disputes arising from construction and transportation related losses.


Practice Areas

Civil Defense Litigation

Transportation and Logistics

Construction and Premises Liability

Insurance Litigation and Coverage

Contract Consultation and Review

Arbitration and Mediation

Professional Affiliations

Chicago Bar Association

DRI – Member and Participant, Annual Women in the Law and Diversity Success Seminars


CLM Alliance

Transportation Lawyers’ Association

Bar Admissions

State of Illinois

United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois

United States District Court for the Southern District of Illinois



  • J.D., Vermont Law School, 2007
  • B.A., Sociology, University of Vermont, 2001

Honors and Awards

Leading Lawyers – Emerging Lawyer 2015, 2016, and 2017

Leading Lawyer – Construction Law

Cum Laude – Honors from Vermont Law School

Academic Excellence Award recipient for Contracts and Evidence

Publications and Presentations

Illinois Appellate Court Further Expands Vicarious Liability in Commercial Transportation Industry, Hoffman v. Crane, 2014 IL App (1st) 122793-U, Case Note, The Transportation Lawyer, July 2014, Vol. 16, No. 1.

Vermont Law Review, Staff Member, Vermont Editor, Production Coordinator and Personal Note Editor (2007-2009)

Representative Cases

Quaid v. Baxter Healthcare Corp., 392 Ill.App.3d 757 (1st Dist.  2009)

Payne v. Schneider Nat’l Carriers, Inc., 2011 U.S. Dist.  LEXIS 44718-44718 (S.D. Ill.  2011)

Markow v. Dern, 2012 Ill. Cir. LEXIS 78 (2012)