Laura W. Speed
Laura W. Speed ("Laurie") is a trial attorney and founder of The Speed Firm, PC, where she represents seriously injured people and their families. She has over 14 years of experience litigating complicated personal injury and medical malpractice cases.
Laurie enjoys helping her clients inside and outside the courtroom. She has helped her clients obtain the money they need to pay medical bills, get the future medical treatment they need, recover lost wages, and otherwise be made whole for the pain, suffering, disabilities, and other hardships of being injured by others' negligence.
For the first part of her career, Laurie was hired by insurance companies to defend both individuals and companies in civil matters in auto accidents and complex personal injury cases. Soon thereafter, she "switched sides," and rather than work for insurance companies, she decided to help people who had been injured by the negligence or wrong-doing of others. In 2010, Laurie founded The Speed Firm, PC where she continues to represent people who have been harmed by medical negligence, auto collisions, and other negligent acts.
Laurie is also active in the legal community. Laurie served as the 76th President of the Georgia Association for Women Lawyers (GAWL) in 2004-2005. As immediate Past-President, she chaired GAWL's Advisory Board and was then invited to join the prestigious group as a member. In 2007, Laurie was asked to chair GAWL's newly formed Judicial Application Review Committee, which vets applicants for statewide judicial vacancies and reports to the Governor's Judicial Nominating Commission.
In addition to her service with GAWL, Laurie has served as the chair of the Georgia Intrastate Moot Court Competition Committee for the Young Lawyers Division of the State Bar of Georgia. Laurie is active in the Georgia Trial Lawyers Association ("GTLA") and currently sits on the Board of Directors of the Civil Justice PAC, a non-partisan political action committee dedicated to supporting candidates for office in Georgia who are committed to preserving the civil justice system. Additionally, she was recently elected to serve as an Executive Officer for GTLA.
Laurie was selected as a Georgia Super Lawyer in 2014, and prior to that she was named a Georgia Rising Star for 8 years in a row. She was also selected by her peers as one of Georgia Trend's Legal Elite for the past 7 consecutive years.
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