Contact Information
Tel:  618.307.2014 (Illinois)
Tel:  314.880.3616 (Missouri)
Fax:  618.307.2017

Primary Address:
101 W. Vandalia, Ste. 210
Edwardsville, IL 62025

Secondary Address:
34 N. Meramec Ave., Ste 600
St. Louis, MO 63105

Practice Areas:

Higher Education Law
Illinois Education Law
Immigration Law
Labor and Employment
Missouri Education Law

Bar Admissions
Illinois, 2006
Missouri, 2007

Laura Hemmer

Attorney At Law

Laura Hemmer practices in the areas of immigration law, education law, and labor and employment law. She represents public entities and private employers with respect to employment and termination matters, board governance issues, special education issues, student discipline and student rights, civil rights, and church/state issues. Laura has represented private and public employers through the entire process of litigation and appeal in state and federal courts.

In her immigration practice, Laura works with employers and foreign nationals seeking both temporary and permanent U.S. work authorization. Laura primarily assists clients in the H-1B visa process, including obtaining any necessary waivers of the foreign residency requirement.


J.D., Washington University School of Law, 2006

B.A., Washington University, 2003


Professional Affiliations

  • Illinois Council of School Attorneys
  • Missouri Council of School Attorneys
  • National Council of School Attorneys

Selected Publications and Presentations

  • Illinois School Board Journal, article on Student discipline, safety, and social networks
  • Illinois State Bar Association, Education Law Section CLE, “Student Safety and Student’s Rights”
  • Lorman Education Services, “Discipline of the Special Needs Student”
  • Lutheran Principal’s Association of Missouri
  • Nonprofit Center of St. Louis Public Library and UM-SL
  • Lutheran Education Association National Conference
  • National Business Institute, “Special Education laws Made Simple”
  • Teach Illinois, “Unpacking SB 1947″ webinar series
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