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Laura Huntingdon Budd

Senior Managing Attorney

Laura H. Budd is the managing attorney of Weaver & Budd Law with over 15 years of experience in practicing law. She concentrates primarily on business litigation and contract law, which accounts for over 60 percent of her practice. Laura has extensive experience in the areas of appellate law, construction law, negligence, defamation, as well as estates and trusts. She is a certified mediator with the North Carolina Superior Courts.

Laura approaches each case with a focus on the individual client's needs and their specified desired outcomes. Laura personally works with each client to develop a strategy designed to effectively and efficiently address the relevant legal issues in each case. Laura's work ethic and drive for excellence is reflected in her relationships with her clients and their return for repeated representation when they have further legal issues to resolve.

Laura is married to Chuck Budd and has three children. She is a member of Matthews United Methodist Church and enjoys reading, running, and travelling around the world.

Areas of Practice

  • Business Litigation and Contract Law
  • Corporate Counsel to Small and Mid-Size Companies
  • Construction Litigation, including architectural malpractice
  • Defamation
  • Estates and Trusts
  • Appellate Law
  • Personal Injury
  • Alienation of Affection and Criminal Conversation

Bar Admissions

  • North Carolina: Fall 2002
  • U.S. District Court Western District of North Carolina: Fall 2002
  • North Carolina Certified Superior Court Mediator: February 2009

Education

  • Ohio University cum laude, Bachelor’s Degree: May 1999
  • Hong Kong City University: Summer 2001
  • Wake Forest University School of Law Juris Doctorate: June 2002
  • Wake Forest Law London Program: Summer 2000
  • Hong Kong Baptist University - International Business Law: Fall 2001

Classes/Seminars/ Publications

  • Advanced Family Law Issues: Legal Developments, The Emotional Side of Family Law, Divorce - A Practicum: 2016-17
  • Advanced Family Law Issues: Alternative & Non-Traditional Families Update since Obergefell and Small & Family Owned Businesses in a Divorce, National Business Institute: August 2015
  • Business Divorce 2.0, Mecklenburg County Bar: January 2015
  • Construction Law Deskbook: 2015, Assistant Editor
  • Advanced Family Law Issues: Alternative & Non-Traditional Families, National Business Institute: August 2014
  • Business Divorce, Mecklenburg County Bar: February 2014

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Mecklenburg County Bar
  • Union County Bar
  • North Carolina Bar Association
  • Matthews Chamber of Commerce
  • Matthews Women in Business

Community Involvement

  • Member of Board of Directors, MARA: 2016 - Present
  • Commissioner (2015-Present) and Cheer and Dance Coach (2012-Present), MARA
  • National Advisory Board Member, ARAG Group: 2013-2016
  • Past Chairman of Board of Directors, Peace & Justice Immigration Clinic
  • Past Board Member, Matthews Health Clinic
  • Chair of Board of Directors, The Girls Foundation: 2016 - Present
  • Soccer Coach, Charlotte Soccer Academy: 2015 - Present
  • Member of Construction Professionals Network: 2016 - Present