Laura E. Burrows


Laura E. Burrows, named by Super Lawyers as a Rising Star in 2012, 2014, 2015, 2016, and 2017, focuses her practice on all aspects of family law matters. Laura is a native of Atlanta, Georgia. She earned her undergraduate degree from Emory University, and her law degree from the University of Baltimore School of Law. Laura provides the highest standard of service to her clients through effective communication, and her excellent research, writing, and advocacy skills. Recognizing that her clients are facing difficult transitions, Laura concentrates on promoting solutions to all domestic matters, whether through mediation, collaborative law, negotiating settlements, or if necessary, advocating as a fierce trial-attorney. Laura takes a holistic approach to resolving disputes, and is dedicated to helping her clients achieve quality results in a cost-effective manner. Laura has advanced training and certifications in Collaborative Law, as a Child’s Attorney, and as a Divorce Mediator. Laura and and her Husband Eric Haviland offer both individual and co-mediation services to clients.


University of Baltimore School of Law, J.D., Baltimore, Maryland

Moot Court Board

Family Law Clinic

– Ranked top 20, Oral Argument for Jessup International Moot Court Competition

– Litigation Fellow, Stephen L. Snyder Center for Litigation Skills

Emory University, B.A., Atlanta, Georgia

Phi Theta Kappa Honors Society

Women’s Studies of the Year

Admitted to Practice

Maryland Court of Appeals

Professional Affiliations

– Maryland State Bar Association
– Baltimore County Bar Association
– Anne Arundel County Bar Association
– Association of Family and Conciliation Courts (“AFCC”)
– International Academy of Collaborative Professionals
– Emory Alumni Association
– University of Baltimore School of Law, Moot Court Adjunct Professor (2009-2013)

Honors and Awards

Maryland Rising Star, Super Lawyers 2012, 2014-2017

Advanced Training

– Trained Divorce Mediator
– Trained in Collaborative Law
– Certified Child’s Privilege and Child’s Best Interest Attorney


– Spanish – Conversation, reading, writing
– Portuguese – Proficient

Activities and Speaking Engagements

Speaker: University of Maryland School of Medicine: Pathways to Parenthood: Genetic Screening, Univ. MD School of Medicine, March 2018

Panelist: University of Baltimore School of Law: Family Law Panel, March 2018

Panelist: University of Baltimore School of Law: Family Law Panel, March 2017

Presenter: Maryland State Bar Association: Starting a Law Practice, Spring 2017

Panelist: AFCC 2nd Annual Educational Seminar, October 2016

Presenter: Maryland State Bar Association: Hanging Out A Shingle, Spring 2015