Laura provides personal legal expertise to her clients in Burlington and Halton with their car accident, injury and other litigation claims.
Laura Hillyer divides her practice between Personal Injury Litigation and Criminal Defence. She strives to help her clients with the challenges they face whether they are injured or disabled and are seeking fair compensation, or are charged with a criminal offence. Laura believes that practising in these two areas of law provides her with a wide breadth of experience and gives her a balanced approach in facing legal problems.
Laura recognizes that her clients are often confused, frustrated and anxious when facing the prospect of dealing with the legal system. Consequently, she makes it a priority to ensure that her clients understand the legal issues that will decide their cases.
Laura is on the Executive of the Board of Directors of the Ontario Trial Lawyers’ Association and is a Governor to the American Association for Justice. She attends conferences several times throughout the year, both in Canada and in the United States, in order to keep abreast of changes in the civil justice system and to network with other lawyers dedicated to providing the best representation to their clients.
Laura is a member of the Halton County Law Association, Hamilton Law Association and the Criminal Lawyers’ Association. She regularly attends continuing education courses to keep current with changes in the field of criminal law. She takes a particular interest in impaired driving cases and successfully completed course requirements as an Intoxilyzer Breath Alcohol Technician.
Laura also serves as on the Board of the Ontario Safety League and is actively involved in the Helmets on Kids Campaign, which has as its goal to place a helmet on the head of each child who needs one.
Laura graduated from Queen’s University in 1996 with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in History. She then obtained her Bachelor of Laws from the University of Western Ontario in 1999 and was called to the Bar in 2001. Laura is often invited to speak at Continuing Legal Education events and has delivered papers to the Halton Criminal Lawyers’ Association, Hamilton Criminal Lawyers’ Association, the Ontario Trial Lawyers’ Association, and the American Association for Justice.
Laura lives in Burlington with her husband and two children. When she is not working she enjoys amateur photography and many outdoor activities.