Laura D. Abenes


District of ColumbiaMarylandTexas


Washington DC

1233 20th St. NW

Washington, DC 20036

Maryland - Rockville

15850 Crabbs Branch Way

Rockville, MD 20855

Practice Areas

Class Actions, Collective Actions, and Mass Torts



Premises Liability

Product Liability




Laura is a Partner in the Rockville office. Prior to joining the firm, Laura was the head of the asbestos litigation department for her prior firm. Laura has over 30 years of experience defending manufacturers, contractors and suppliers in the defense of toxic tort and products liability claims in state and federal courts. 

Before law school, Laura studied in both England and Italy. She began her legal career in 1990 as an associate at one of the largest firms in Texas where she represented defendants in multi-million-dollar environmental claims involving Superfund sites around the country.

Court Admissions

  • District of Columbia
  • Maryland
  • Texas
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit 
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland


  • University of Virginia School of Law, J.D. with Honors, 1990
  • Mary Washington College, B.A. magna cum laude, 1985
  • Universita per il Stranieri, Perugia, Italy, 1986
  • Italian Government Scholarship
  • Oxford University, England, 1983-1984

Professional & Community Affiliations

  • Asian American Pacific Islander Bar Association
  • Baltimore Bar Association
  • DRI
  • Maryland State Bar Association
  • Texas State Bar Association
  • Women of Color Bar Association