Professional Experience

I first began to explore a career as an attorney while working as a law clerk for a civil litigation office in Los Angeles. There, I learned the high-paced nature of litigating multimillion dollar lawsuits and drafting contracts ranging from real estate to the film industry. Enjoying the experience of civil litigation, I focused on honing my pre-trial and courtroom skills in law school, taking classes in criminal procedure, trial practice, and family law.

During law school, I clerked for the Marion County DA's office, drafting motions, representing the state at expungement hearings, and trying several cases before judge and jury.

Knowing I wanted to continue working in the civil litigation and criminal realms, I joined the Harris Law Firm team in 2013. I am comfortable in the courtroom arguing both pre-trial matters and cases before judges and juries. I manage criminal cases ranging from DUII to theft to accomplice liability. My clients appreciate the fact that the Harris Law Attorneys act as a team, always willing to help out and mentor other attorneys. My clients don’t just have me, they have 5 other criminal defense attorneys working their case.

As I enjoy litigation, I have expanded my practice to include personal injury and family law cases, particularly catering to Spanish speaking clients.

I believe every case is unique, requiring individualized attention and a distinct strategy to reach the best result for each client. Listening to my client and understanding their goals is one of the most important tasks I have. And I take it seriously.



  • University of California, San Diego, B.A. International Studies
  • Willamette University College of Law, J.D.


  • Member, Washington County Bar Associations
  • Member, Oregon Trial Lawyers Association
  • Member, Oregon Women Lawyers
  • Spanish Speaking


During my free time, I enjoy spending time with my family and singing opera (in five different languages).

Contact Laura Burgee

Harris Law Firm, P.C.
165 SE 26th Avenue
Hillsboro, Oregon 97123

Tel: (503) 648-4777
Fax: (503) 648-0989
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