Frederick and Rockville attorney Laura Duncan was admitted to the Maryland Bar in 2014. She is also admitted to the District of Columbia Bar. She earned her J.D. from the University of the District of Columbia David A. Clarke School of Law in 2013. Laura attended Hood College where she earned her Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Business in 2007 and 2009, she also holds an AAS degree in Accounting from Frederick Community College.
In her first year of law school, Ms. Duncan worked as a legal intern for Kids in Need of Defense (KIND) in Washington, D.C. She also worked as a student attorney in the UDC Low Income Taxpayer Clinic and in the Juvenile and Special Education Law Clinic during law school. In her third year, she traveled with Professor Waysdorf and other law students to work at the Mississippi Center for Justice in Biloxi, Mississippi over spring break. There, Laura completed her title work under the Katrina Housing track for homeowners to receive federal funding for the repair of their homes following Hurricane damage.
She began interning with a criminal defense firm, Poffenbarger and Weddle in Frederick, Maryland in February 2013, and upon admission to the Maryland Bar in 2014, Laura started working as an Appointed Attorney under the District Court of Maryland’s Appointed Attorneys Program providing legal services to low income and indigent clients. She has provided low bono and pro bono legal services to criminal defendants under the program.
Laura is currently a Professor of legal courses at Hood College and Frederick Community College in Frederick, Maryland. She enjoys teaching graduate and undergraduate students how to analyze legal issues in the contemporary business environment and incorporates several ethical frameworks into their learning experience.
Laura is collaboratively trained and Co-Chair of the Collaborative Law Section of the Bar Association of Montgomery County, a member of the Maryland State Bar Association, and the Bar Association of Frederick County, Maryland. She worked on the Take Five Campaign to benefit the Montgomery County Bar Foundation Endowment Fund as a Leadership Development Academy Fellow in 2016-2017. In 2017, she became an Associate Member of the Montgomery County, Maryland Inns of Court.
Laura is also proficient in Spanish.