Laura Franklin

Laura’s practice focuses on employment law litigation and counseling and general civil litigation.

In her employment law practice, Laura advises and represents employers and employees regarding a variety of workplace issues, including contractual disputes, wage and hour claims (including class actions), discrimination and harassment, disability accommodation, hiring and termination, and leaves of absence.  She has successfully represented clients before state and federal administrative agencies, including the California Labor Commissioner, the Department of Fair Employment and Housing, and the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.  Laura helps business owners, managers, and HR professionals navigate complex workplace laws and proactively avoid future litigation with proper policy implementation and management.

Prior to joining Fenton & Keller, Laura obtained valuable civil litigation and employment law experience, which includes working with a litigation team that obtained a $12.5 million jury verdict award.

During law school, Laura was honored to serve as a Policy Research Fellow for the Panetta Institute for Public Policy. She currently serves on the board of directors for the Monterey County Women Lawyers Association (President), Central Coast Human Resource Association (Legislative Co-Director), and Monterey County Bar Association (MCWLA Representative).

Principal Areas of Practice: 
Civil litigation (general); employment law litigation and counseling.

Education: 
University of California, Riverside, B.A., 2002 (with Honors); Monterey College of Law, J.D., 2012 (President, Student Bar Association).

Professional Qualifications & Activities: 
Admitted to California Bar in 2012.

Memberships: 
California State Bar; Monterey County Bar Association (Board Member); Monterey County Women Lawyers Association  (President); Central Coast Human Resource Association (Legislative Co-Director) Monterey County Young Professionals Group; Toastmasters, Naval Post Graduate School Club #2032 (Competent Communicator).

E-Mail:
Lfranklin@fentonkeller.com