Laurie Giles is committed to using creative approaches to finding innovative solutions to her client's legal issues. Her practice areas include business, trust and estates, family and elder law. She serves as outside general counsel to numerous business and nonprofit organizations.
Well respected in the legal community, based on peer reviews, experience and ethics, attorney Giles is ranked among the top lawyers by AVVO (10 out of 10) and Martindale Hubbell (4.6 out of 5). She is listed in the "Best of Fairfield County." Recently she was named to the "National Black Lawyers Top 100."
Attorney Giles has served numerous judicial and governmental appointments. These appointments include Special Master - Connecticut Superior Court, Ethics Commissioner – Trumbull, CT. Hearing Officer –Bridgeport, CT Board of Education, Labor Relations Officer- Bridgeport, CT, and Co-Chair United States Justice Department convened task force- Trumbull CT.
Laurie is the author of the What Now? Series: What Now? Divorce Planning and What Now? Elder Planning. Her ability to present complex legal and business issues in an understandable manner, has made her a sought-after speaker, continuing education lecture, and media source. A former radio talk show host, she has been a guest on numerous local and national radio and television shows. She has been featured in numerous publications including The New York Times, Hearst Connecticut Publications, Globe and Mail, Arthritis Today, Charlotte Observer, Work Style and the Connecticut Law Tribune.
Ms. Giles received a Bachelor of Psychology from Springfield College. She received her Masters in Higher Education Administration from Eastern Nazreen College and a J.D. from Rutgers University. She also completed certified mediator training at Syracuse University. In 2013 Laurie completed the HERS-Wellesley Leadership Development Institute certificate program.