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Laura R. Baer
Practice Areas:
  • Premises Liability Defense
  • Dram Shop Liability
  • Hospitality
  • Retail Liability

Columbia Attorney
Laura R. Baer

Phone: 803.256.2660


Languages: English

Laura Baer is an associate with the firm’s Retail & Hospitality Practice Group in Columbia. Her typical work involves premises liability, torts/assaults, alcohol liability, adulterated food claims, asset protection and regulatory agency sanctions. Clients she represents include:

  • Retail establishments
  • Hotel
  • Food service providers
  • Bars & private clubs
  • Entertainment venues and promoters

Before joining Collins & Lacy, Laura worked for the Office of the South Carolina State Treasurer and advised the elected State Treasurer, Treasurer’s Office staff, and the State Board of Financial Institutions (BOFI) on a wide range of legal matters. Laura also worked for four years at the SCCID Division of Appellate Defense as an appellate defender. There, she wrote petitions and briefs in criminal direct appeals and post-conviction relief appeals for over 200 indigent clients.

Laura received her bachelor’s degree in political science from Clemson University and earned her Juris Doctor, magna cum laude, at the University of Baltimore School of Law. Upon graduation, she served as the law clerk for The Honorable Ronald A. Silkworth at the Anne Arundel County Circuit Court in Annapolis, Maryland.

Practice Areas

  • Retail & Hospitality


  • University of Baltimore School of Law, J.D.
    • University of Baltimore Law Review
    • Heuisler Honor Society
    • L.A.W. Scholar
    • Member of: Honor Board, Student Hurricane Network, and UB Students for Public Interest
  • Clemson University, B.S. Political Science
  • Pi Sigma Alpha, Political Science Honor Society
  • Leadership Counsel
  • CIMBA Study Abroad Program

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  • Maryland (Inactive)
  • South Carolina

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Collins & Lacy, P.C.

1330 Lady Street
Sixth Floor
Columbia, SC 29201
United States

Law Firm Contact: Joel Collins, Jr. / Christian Stegmaier

Tel: 803.256.2660

Fax: 803.771.4484



Member Since: 1996

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