Our various services allow you to focus on what is important. We are constantly testing new technologies and new ways to deliver your case to a jury while keeping costs down. Our attention to detail and extensive background in the legal and technical arenas allow Adaptive Legal Services to be successful at anything that is thrown our way.
Laura Smith has been in the legal community for almost 15 years. She started working at a small south suburban law firm as an administrative assistant during a high school business professionals program. While obtaining her Associates Degree for Paralegal, Laura was given the opportunity to move to her first city law firm which was a insurance defense firm. During her employment Laura gained extensive knowledge on how to handle a case from start to finish which includes document production, answering discovery and trial preparation. Laura has worked at various other global firms during her career. Laura transitioned her career and worked at a court reporting and litigation support firm.
Laura is now the owner of Adaptive Legal Services and is working with law firms and/or attorneys as a virtual paralegal and trial consultant. Laura has worked on various types of cases including wrongful death, personal injury accidents, medical malpractice and civil rights cases. Laura’s trial experience is extensive as she was the hot-seat trial operator for various state Attorney Generals in the Tobacco Litigation Arbitrations and has traveled across the United States to assist them. Laura’s computer degree background has helped her learn these programs quickly. Laura is also an Illinois Accredited Paralegal through the Illinois Paralegal Association and a Certified Trial Director Trainer. Laura is also a certified Mediator.
Laura has obtained her Master's degree in Forensic Psychology. Forensic Psychology is the intersection of law and psychology. This degree allows additional insight into the cases as it looks at the human behavior and applies it to a specific case. This can be done through evaluations and assessments specifically tailored to answer referral questions.