Kurt W. Laird

Education

Juris Doctor, Indiana University Maurer School of Law, Bloomington, IN

May 2011

  • President of J. Reuben Clark Law Society Student Chapter
  • Board of Visitors Scholar (full tuition for 3 years)
  • Post-Graduate Research Fellow for Constitutional Law Project

Master of Arts in English, Brigham Young University, Provo, UT

August 2008

  • Published Thesis on Rhetoric in Evolution and Religion
  • University Scholar

Bachelor of Arts in English, Brigham Young University, Provo, UT

June 2004

  • University Scholar
  • Target All-around Scholar

Professional Experience

Owner, Laird Law Firm, PLLC, Salt Lake City, UT

November 2011– June 2013

  • Create personalized estate plans for clients
  • Litigate collection cases in state courts
  • Represent clients in bankruptcy proceedings
  • Complete writing projects for patent law firm

Associate Attorney, Justin M. Myers, Attorney at Law, LLC, Salt Lake City, UT

June 2012–November 2012

  • Conducted initial consultations with potential clients
  • Represented clients in bankruptcy court
  • Managed dozens of Chapter 13 bankruptcy cases

Certified Legal Intern, Lawrence County Public Defenders Assn. Bedford, IN

August 2010–April 2011

  • Represented clients in evidentiary hearings
  • Negotiated plea agreements

Legal Intern, Judge James Kirsch, Indiana Court of Appeals, Indianapolis, IN

May 2010–August 2010

  • Drafted 12 opinions published by the court
  • Reviewed briefs filed by the court and researched issues

Activities / Interests

  • Voluntary Service Representative for 2 years in Brazil
  • Family, Tennis, Running, Basketball, Hiking, Literature, Classical Music

Kurt W. Laird
ANDERSON | HINKINS
881 Baxter Drive
South Jordan, UT 84095
801.930.0290 (office line)
800.381.9656 (toll free)
888.381.9657 (fax)
kurt@andersonhinkins.com (email)