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YLS Member Spotlight: Laura Tanner

This fall, the YLS Newsletter Committee spotlights Laura Tanner, an attorney with Winder & Counsel, P.C. in Salt Lake City, Utah. Dion is a graduate of the University of Utah Law School. Laura focuses primarily on plaintiff’s work but also does some defense work, commercial, and trusts and estates.
An interview with Laura follows:

1. What is your favorite funny quote from a case?

This quote is not actually from a case, but from a lawyer who has been practicing for nearly 60 years, and he used it to describe a family law attorney:

“She is about as popular as rat poison, and probably died from internal decay.”

Obviously, there was no love lost there.

2. Do you have a mentor? If yes, what has he or she done to help in your development as a practicing attorney?

My boss, Don Winder is my mentor. He has walked me through just about everything including managing client expectations up front.

3. What is your background?

I was an environmental consultant for 15 years prior to going to law school. I am an unconventional student, and the only reason I can be a part of your group is that I graduated last year. I’m happy to be a part of it, though.

4. If you could take two paid weeks off of work, where would you go or what would you do?

I would go scuba diving every day off the shore of Kona, Hawaii.

5. What challenges you the most?

Representing a client I don’t care for.

6. What is the one thing you cannot stand regarding the law/lawyers?

Opposing counsel that is too difficult to work with

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