Navigating the workplace can be complicated, especially considering the various legal issues that can arise. We are equipped to assist employers and employees in the practice areas below:
COMPLIANCE & POLICY REVIEW
CONTRACTS & AGREEMENTS
HIRING, DISCIPLINE, & TERMINATION
Mission & Values
Laura D. Swinchock Law Firm, LLC, is a boutique employment law firm serving employers and employees in southwestern Pennsylvania.
We live by our core values, which are as follows:
Do the Right Thing. We stand for what is just and right and hold ourselves to the highest ethical standards.
Exceed Expectations. We understand our client's needs and always strive to exceed exceptions.
Candor. We build relationships through open and honest communication.
Laura D. Swinchock, Esquire
Laura is the founder of Laura D. Swinchock Law Firm, LLC, where she aides clients in their navigation of employment-related issues.
Laura is a cum laude graduate of Duquesne University School of Law with a concentration in employment and labor law. In following her passion, she became a certified legal intern for the Tribone Center for Clinical Legal Education where she represented low-income clients through the Unemployment Compensation Clinic, providing assistance with unemployment compensation matters and hearings, and the Civil Rights Clinic, providing assistance with civil rights litigation and record expungements. Laura volunteered with the Transgender Legal Defense & Education Fund’s Name Change Project, through partnership with and the leadership of Reed Smith LLP, where she provided pro bono legal name change services to low-income transgender, gender non-conforming, and non-binary people. During the same time, Laura became the Secretary (and later the President) of Duquesne University’s newly formed organization, Education Initiative for Individual Diversity, whose mission is to create an atmosphere that reflects and celebrates diversity by educating students on current and evolving legal issues surrounding sexual orientation and gender identity as well as preparing students to respond to clients with sensitivity and compassion.
Distinguishable to Laura is the perspective she brings from her nearly fifteen years of human resources and leadership experience in healthcare, private industry, and government/contractor organizations. Through those roles, she has experience developing policies and procedures, implementing compliance programs, investigating employee concerns and recommending solutions, negotiating labor contracts, and training managers on applicable employment law. Additionally, Laura partnered with local community organizations assisting underemployed/unemployed individuals, people with disabilities, and military service members navigate and overcome employment barriers. She is uniquely situated to combine her human resources and legal knowledge to benefit her clients.
Laura is licensed to practice in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and she is a member of the Pennsylvania and Washington County Bar Associations. Laura is also a Certified Professional in Human Resources through the Human Resources Certification Institute and the Society for Human Resources Management.
Laura D. Swinchock Law Firm, LLC
301 Oak Spring Road STE 7 #1006
Washington, PA 15301
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