Laura M. Dennis received her B.S. degree in Finance from Florida State University in 2008, graduating summa cum laude.  In 2011, Laura graduated in the top five percent of her class from the Florida State University College of Law.  During law school, Laura worked as an intern at the First District Court of Appeal in Tallahassee, Florida and for the Enforcement Division of the Securities and Exchange Commission in Atlanta, Georgia.

Before joining the firm as an associate in 2013, Laura served two years as a law clerk to the Honorable Patricia C. Fawsett in the United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida in Orlando, Florida.  As a law clerk, Laura worked on complex federal and state law matters and gained valuable insight into the federal court system.


Education
  • Juris Doctor, Manga Cum Laude, Florida State University College of Law, May 2011
    • Class Rank top 3.5% of graduating class
    • Book Awards: Securities Regulation, Contracts I, Legal Writing I, Legal Writing II, Business Economics & Tax Research, Civil Procedure
    • Florida State University Law Review, Notes and Comments Editor, Articles Editor
    • Order of the Coif
  • Bachelors of Science, Summa Cum Laude, Florida State University, April 2008
    • Major: Finance
    • Honors Program
    • Dean’s List all semesters
    • Freshman Interest Group Leader

Professional Associations and Memberships
  • Tallahassee Women Lawyers, 2013-Present
  • The Florida Bar, 2011

Legal Employment History
  • Radey Law Firm, Associate, 2013 – present
  • U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida, Law Clerk to the Honorable Patricia C. Fawsett, 2011-2013
  • Florida First District Court of Appeal, Judicial Extern in Chambers to the Honorable James R. Wolf, 2010
  • United States Securities and Exchange Commission, Summer Intern, 2010
  • Florida State University College of Law, Legal Writing Student Assistant, 2009-2011
  • Smith and Associates, Law Clerk, 2009

Recent Publications and Presentations
  • The Interpretive Worth of Presidential Signing Statements: A New Form of Legislative History, 38 Fla. St. U. L. Rev. 179 (2010)
  • Restoring the Balance after the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, 38 Fla. St. U. L. Rev. 911 (2011)