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Laura N. You

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  • Detroit

    t. +1.313.546.6074

    f. +1.248.603.9674


Laura is a litigator who focuses her practice on complex commercial disputes as a member of the firm’s Litigation and Dispute Resolution Practice Group, Automotive Industry Group and Financial Services Industry Group. A former mortgage banker, Laura became a lawyer because she wanted a challenging career that would allow her to shape the right legal arguments to achieve successful outcomes for her clients. Laura routinely advises automotive suppliers on commercial contract negotiations and pre-litigation disputes and her litigation experience includes representing suppliers in commercial disputes through trial and arbitration proceedings. Laura also routinely represents business owners in closely held business disputes, lenders in foreclosure and related proceedings, and commercial clients in a wide variety of disputes including breach of contract, trade secret misappropriation and tort claims. Laura has a reputation for remaining calm under pressure.


  • Wayne State University Law School J.D. 2012 summa cum laude
  • Albion College B.A. 2005 summa cum laude


  • 2012, Michigan


  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Michigan
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Michigan

Bar Associations

  • Federal Bar Association
  • State Bar of Michigan
  • Detroit Bar Association, Board of Directors (2021-Present)
  • Oakland County Bar Association


  • Defends automotive suppliers in supply chain and breach of contract disputes
  • Successfully represented Tier-1 automotive supplier in multi-million dollar claim in bankruptcy court
  • Defended major regional bank in several suits filed to challenge prior foreclosures, obtaining summary dismissal or very favorable settlements in each case

Honors & Awards

  • "Women in the Law,” Michigan Lawyers Weekly, 2021 
  • Michigan Super Lawyer Rising Star, 2016-Present
  • Assistant Editor, Wayne State Law Review
  • Order of the Coif
  • Phi Beta Kappa
  • Dean’s Scholar 2009-2011
  • Richard B. Gushée Writing Award


Community Affiliations

  • Detroit Bar Association, Board of Directors (2021-23)
  • Matrix Human Services, Board of Directors (2021)
  • Inforum - A Professional Women's Alliance
    Board of Directors (2021-24)
    2015 Class
  • Inforum's Executive Leadership Program Graduate
  • Leadership Detroit Class XLII
  • Leadership Oakland
  • Sky Foundation Inc.'s Young Professionals Group
  • National Multiple Sclerosis Society
    2013 Leadership Class

Speaking Engagements

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