Laura A. O’Reilly, a partner in the firm, graduated from Old Dominion University in 1999, where she received a Bachelor of Science in Biology, magna cum laude, and a Bachelor of Arts in Women’s Studies, magna cum laude. In May 2003, she received her Juris Doctor from the T. C. Williams School of Law, University of Richmond, magna cum laude. She was a John Marshall Scholar and a member of the McNeill Law Society. Ms. O’Reilly worked as an Associate on the Richmond Journal of Law and Public Interest.
Ms. O’Reilly is licensed to practice law in the Commonwealth of Virginia, and is admitted to the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia and the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit. Ms. O’Reilly concentrates her practice in the field of federal employment and labor law with a practice before the Merit Systems Protection Board, Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the Defense Office of Hearings and Appeals and administrative/arbitration proceedings. She is extremely experienced in federal employment law, and has been retained by several Unions including AFGE, NAIL, IBEW, Tidewater Federal Firefighters and NULEA. She has represented numerous employees before the MSPB and the EEOC.
When she is not advocating for federal employees, she also volunteers as a member of the City of Portsmouth Historic Preservation Commission, and is an active member of the Board of Friends of Women’s Studies, a community organization supporting the Women’s Studies Department at Old Dominion University.