Laura Wetsch, '85, publishes North Carolina Employment Law Book

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University of North Dakota, '82, and UND Law School, '85, Alumna Laura Wetsch recently published Practitioner's Guide to North Carolina Employment Law through Lexis Nexis and the North Carolina Advocates for Justice.

Laura Wetsch originally from Fargo, North Dakota, graduated from the University of North Dakota in 1982 (major: political science; minors: English and history), and from the University of North Dakota School of Law in 1985. Following law school, Laura worked in a law firm in a small town in North Dakota, representing all manner of businesses and agricultural concerns, and then served for 2 ½ years as a law clerk to a federal judge in North Dakota, handling responsibility for employment law cases, Social Security appeals, and large business disputes, among other things. After her clerkship, Laura went back into private practice in a very small town, handling indigent criminal defense, wills and estates, real estate transactions, trusts, private and business contracts, and business disputes. In 1991 Laura moved to North Carolina, where she was admitted to the NC Bar and practiced with a medium sized Raleigh firm until 1999, when she associated herself with Joyce L. Davis & Associates as an independent attorney. When Joyce passed away in early 2006, she teamed up with her partner, Everette, and formed Winslow Wetsch, PLLC.

Ms. Wetsch has also been recognized by her peers in the legal community as a North Carolina SuperLawyer in 2012, 2013 and 2014 and this year she was also identified as one of the top 50 Women Lawyers in North Carolina by SuperLawyer.