Laura A. Carney
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Laura Carney comes to Blume Goldfaden from the Office of the Attorney General. As a Deputy Attorney General (D.A.G.), Laura spent ten years vigorously defending the interests of the people of the State of New Jersey in a variety of personal injury actions including automobile accidents, train accidents and slip and falls. She also defended railroad claims brought pursuant to the Federal Employerís Liability Act.
Having been a litigator for the Office of the Attorney General, Laura joins the Blume Goldfaden firm bringing with her insight into litigation from a defense perspective. While serving as a D.A.G., Laura played an integral role in mentoring new Deputy Attorneys General, participated in the Attorney Generalís Advocacy Institute (lecturing on how to maximize settlement position), and, was appointed to the Attorney Generalís Deputy Advisory Committee.
Laura is designated by the Supreme Court of New Jersey as a Certified Civil Trial Attorney and is a member of the Trial Attorneys of New Jersey. Laura has recently been selected as one of four Governors to represent New Jersey on the Board of Governors for the American Association for Justice. Laura has been recognized by The National Trial Lawyers in their "Top 40 under 40". In addition, Laura is a member of the New Jersey State Bar Association and the Hudson and Essex County Bar Associations. She is also a former member of the Hudson Inns of Court where she served as a Barrister. Laura was a moderator and/or speaker in 2012 and 2013 on varied topics at multiple seminars sponsored by the New Jersey Association for Justice, including Medical Proof of Permanent Injury and other issues in Verbal Threshold Cases, Permanent Injuries Under the Tort Claims Act, Title 59, Discovery Depositions, and De bene esse Depositions.
Laura earned her undergraduate degree from the University of Florida (B.S., 1993), and her graduate degree from Seton Hall Law School (J.D., 1999).
In her spare time, Laura is an avid runner. As an active member of the New York Road Runners Association, Laura has run over ten marathons throughout the country. Her goals include running the five World Major Marathons, three of which she has completed, and running a marathon in every state.
Laura recently joined Team for Kids which is the primary charity fund-raising vehicle for New York Road Runnerís youth services division. Funds raised through Team for Kids provide free or low-cost school and community-based health and fitness programs to children who would otherwise have no access to regular physical activity. With obesity still on the rise, NYRRís youth services equip children with the tools they need to become physically fit for life, while also incorporating goal-setting, character-building, and nutrition education.
As a runner, Laura also supports Walking Tall Charities, Inc., through their annual 5K run/walk event that occurs every October. Walking Tall Charities, Inc., is a non-profit group founded in 2007 to assist uninsured and under insured amputees by purchasing prosthesis for young amputees along with prosthetic socks, sneakers, prosthetic sockets and knees, and sporting equipment for other amputees.