Laura Clymer is a new associate at Brian Clymer, Attorney at Law. The firm represents people in Arizona workers’ compensation and Social Security disability cases.

Laura Clymer graduated from the Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law at Arizona State University in 2013. She was one of 11 in her graduating class of 210 students to receive a Dean’s Award for outstanding contributions and performance at the law school. She passed the Arizona bar exam and was admitted to the practice of law in December.

While in law school, she was co-editor-in-chief of the Law Journal for Social Justice; served on the executive board of OUTLaw, the gay-straight student alliance; and worked as a research assistant in the ASU Work-Life Policy Unit of the Civil Justice Clinic. She also completed externships for U.S. Magistrate Judge David Duncan, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and the civil division of the U.S. Attorney’s Office.

She was the 2012 recipient of the R. Kelly Hocker Employment and Labor Law scholarship and a co-recipient of the Jonathan Paul Schubert Memorial scholarship in 2013.

Prior to law school, Clymer was a journalist for 18 years. She was city editor and online content editor for the Arizona Daily Sun in Flagstaff from 2001 to 2010.

She received her bachelor’s degree in history and communication, cum laude, from DePauw University.