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Laura May Hooe

Laura May Hooe

Associate 1211 East Cary Street
Richmond, VA 23219

(804) 864-4823
(804) 421-6251
lmayhooe@moranreevesconn.com

Laura May Hooe

Associate
Laura May Hooe
1211 East Cary Street
Richmond, VA 23219

(804) 864-4823
(804) 421-6251
lmayhooe@moranreevesconn.com

Laura May Hooe focuses her practice on defending national and regional clients in high-risk products liability and toxic tort litigation. She represents manufacturers of automotive, consumer, agricultural, and industrial products in both state and federal court.  She also defends healthcare providers against claims of negligent care and wrongful death.  Laura actively participates in all phases of litigation from the inception of a case through resolution, including motions practice, taking and defending depositions, expert discovery, trial preparation and appeals.

Laura is chair of the Product Liability and Toxic Torts section of the Virginia Association of Defense Attorneys. Before joining Moran Reeves Conn,  she was a litigation associate with the Pittsburgh-based firm of Eckert Seamans. While there, she gained considerable experience as part of the national coordinating counsel team for a highway products manufacturer involved in products liability and state qui tam lawsuits across the country.  She also served as an extern for the Honorable David J. Novak, Magistrate Judge for the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia and clerked for the Honorable Steven C. McCallum in the Chesterfield County Circuit Court of Virginia.

  • Education

    • J.D., University of Richmond School of Law, 2012
      Annual Survey Editor, University of Richmond Law Review, Moot Court Board Member

      B.A. University of Virginia, 2009, with high distinction

  • Admissions

      • Virginia
      • District of Columbia
      • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia
      • U.S. District Court for the Western District of Virginia
      • United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
  • Professional Associations and Memberships

      • Defense Research Institute, Young Lawyers Committee, 2018 to present
      • Virginia Association of Defense Attorneys
        • Chair, Product Liability and Toxic Tort Section, 2019-2020
        • Vice Chair, Product Liability and Toxic Tort  Section, 2018-2019
      • Richmond Bar Association, Continuing Legal Education Committee, 2013-2015
      • Lewis F. Powell, Jr. American Inn of Court, 2013 to present
  • Honors and Awards

      • Virginia Super Lawyer Rising Star, 2019
  • Publications

    • “Air & Liquid Systems Corp. v. Devries: Asbestos litigation’s ‘bare metals’ defense goes before the U.S. Supreme Court,” published in Westlaw by Thomson Reuters, August 2018
      Westlaw Devries Article_Schneider

Laura May Hooe
1211 East Cary Street
Richmond, VA 23219

(804) 864-4823
(804) 421-6251
lmayhooe@moranreevesconn.com

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