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Employment Law

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We are a boutique employment law firm providing professional legal services to small and medium employers in southwestern, Pennsylvania. We pride ourselves on understanding our client’s needs, exceeding expectations, and delivering understandable and practical legal advice. Because we are a virtual law practice, we also offer flexibility and affordability. 

We are equipped to assist with the following:

Conducting Compliance & Policy Reviews

Preparing Employee Handbooks

Drafting & Reviewing Contracts

Conducting Workplace Investigations

Counseling on Hiring, Disciplining, & Firing

Developing & Facilitating Training

Contact us to schedule a consultation.


Laura D. Swinchock, Esquire

About Me

Laura is the founder of Laura D. Swinchock Law Firm, LLC, where she assists 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. Following her passion, she became a certified legal intern for the Tribone Center for Clinical Legal Education. She represented low-income clients through the Unemployment Compensation Clinic, assisting with unemployment compensation matters and hearings, and the Civil Rights Clinic, assisting with civil rights litigation and record expungements. Laura volunteered with the Transgender Legal Defense & Education Fund’s Name Change Project, through the partnership and 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.

Distinguishable to Laura is the perspective she brings from her fifteen+ years of human resources and leadership experience across multiple industries, including healthcare, defense manufacturing, engineering and supply chain management services, and hospitality. Through those roles, she has experience developing policies and procedures, implementing compliance programs, investigating employee concerns and recommending solutions, negotiating labor contracts, and conducting training on 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. 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. 



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Submitting the electronic form does not establish an attorney-client relationship. Legal representation is only established once we have agreed to represent you. All information submitted will be kept confidential and will not be shared with any third party. Once we have reviewed your inquiry, we will contact you to further explore the possibility of a working relationship.  

Office Location:

Laura D. Swinchock Law Firm, LLC

1900 Main Street, STE 143

Canonsburg, PA 15317

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