Laura Medlin Mickel
A native of Cary, Laura graduated from the UNC-Chapel Hill with a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism and Mass Communication and Global Studies. While at UNC, she interned for Senator Stan Bingham at the North Carolina General Assembly. After working for several years in publishing and in finance, she returned to Chapel Hill and graduated from UNC School of Law. Laura focuses on commercial real estate transactions, many business transactions, and estate planning. She brings an attention to detail that helps ensure our clients’ matters are handled professionally and timely.
While at UNC School of Law, Laura worked for Senator Tamara Barringer at the North Carolina General Assembly, in the Appellate Division of the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of North Carolina, and for Barringer Sasser, LLP. During her time at the U.S. Attorney’s Office, she co-wrote two briefs that were filed with the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals. She also served as the Director of the McIntyre-Whichard Legal Fellowship, the Coordinator of the Juvenile Parole Project, a member of the Pro Bono Board, and as a staff member of the North Carolina Journal of International Law. She spent her spring breaks volunteering at a veteran’s discharge upgrade clinic in Asheville. As the Service Director of the Christian Legal Society, she helped develop a pro bono project for refugees in conjunction with Apex Immigration Services, which earned the Robert E. Bryan Public Service Award from the Carolina Center for Public Service. She is the recipient of the Wake County Bar Association Memorial Scholarship.
She also teaches business law in the Master of Accounting program at UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School.
Areas of Practice
- Commercial Real Estate Law
- Business Transactional Law
- Estate Planning
Outside of work, she enjoys traveling with her husband, playing the piano, trying new restaurants, playing with her dog, Ellie, and cheering on the Tar Heels.