Harvard Law School, J.D., 2013
Lehman College, Masters in Education, 2010
Stanford University, Bachelors in Human Biology, 2008
District of Colorado
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
U.S. District Court, N.D. California
Laura Carwile is a trial attorney in Reichman Jorgensen Lehman & Feldberg’s (RJLF) Silicon Valley office. She focuses on criminal defense, complex commercial litigation, and intellectual property disputes.
Prior to joining the firm, Laura served as an Assistant District Attorney in San Francisco for six years. As a trial attorney for multiple units, she has first-chaired 30 jury trials to verdict and handled more than 1,000 in-court hearings. Laura has extensive experience in oral arguments, trial motions, expert witness examinations, and jury selection, among other areas of trial practice.
Cited as one of Law360’s top antitrust cases to watch in 2021, Laura is part of the RJLF team representing a former Vice President of Pilgrim's Pride, in connection with a high-profile grand jury indictment concerning an alleged price-fixing scheme in the broiler chicken industry.
Laura also has an active pro bono practice. She recently helped to secure an acquittal for a pro bono client, an Arkansas man falsely accused of murder. The verdict in State v. Jordan Shreeve was announced on June 28, 2021, following a five-day jury trial before the Crawford County Circuit Court. The jury returned a verdict after less than two hours of deliberation, finding the defendant not guilty of both first- and second-degree murder.
Laura is a graduate of Harvard Law School, where she received honors in Evidence, Criminal Law, and Corporations. During law school, she served as an editor for the Harvard Journal of Law & Gender and was recognized for completing more than 1,000 hours of public interest work in the Harvard Domestic Violence and Family Law Clinic. Laura earned a master’s degree in education from Lehman College and previously worked for Teach for America in Bronx, New York. She has an undergraduate degree in human biology from Stanford University.
Publications & Podcasts
· “Imbalance In Our Justice System,” Lean In Podcast with Dr. Jabraan Pasha (June 8, 2021)
· “Bias Within the Criminal Justice System,” Lean In Podcast with Dr. Jabraan Pasha (August 11, 2021)
· Editor, “The Right to Cross-Examine Government Witnesses: Crawford and Beyond,” Chapter in Treatise: Defending Federal Criminal Cases