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Laura Haley

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Harlingen, TX

Practice Areas:

  • Litigation 65%
  • Appeals 30%
  • Business 5%
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I have practiced law since 1999, primarily commercial litigation and appeals. After practicing as both outside and as in-house counsel for 13 years in Houston, Texas, I moved to South Texas and developed a partnership, Smith Haley Nobles. Now, after 19 years of practice, I am excited to launch my own firm, Haley Law Firm, PLLC. I represent commercial clients in trial and appellate courts throughout the United States, primarily Texas.

Haley Law is a Texas-based law firm with extensive experience litigating cases statewide and nationally. Our attorneys are committed to winning complex fiduciary litigation and business disputes in a range of industries. We aggressively represent our clients at trial, in arbitration, and on appeal, with a track record of high-quality representation and success in complex cases.

Headquartered in South Texas, with attorneys in Houston and Austin, we understand our clients' objectives and effectively resolve their legal challenges through litigation, arbitration, and mediation.


  • South Texas College of Law Houston, Houston, Texas
    • J.D.
    • Honors: magna cum laude
  • University of Houston
    • B.A.
    • Major: English
  • University of Houston
    • M.A.
    • Major: English Literature

Bar Admission

  • Texas, 1999
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Texas
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 5th Circuit
  • U.S. Supreme Court

Past Positions

  • Smith Haley Nobles, 2017 to 2018
  • Smith Law Group, Partner, 2015 to 2017
  • Smith Law Group, Of Counsel, 2014 to 2015
  • Sr. Corp. Litigation Counsel, Diamond Offshore Drilling, Inc., 2007 – 2013
  • Dobrowski LLP, Associate, 2002 – 2007
  • Patterson & Assoc., Associate, 2001 – 2002
  • Campbell Harrison & Wright, Associate, 2000 – 2001
  • Fourteenth Court of Appeals, Texas, Briefing Attorney, 1999 – 2000

Professional Associations

  • Texas Bar Association, Appellate and Litigation Sections, Member, Present
  • Harris County Bar Association , Member, Present
  • Hidalgo County Bar Association
  • Cameron County Bar Association
  • Hidalgo County Bar Association, Board of Directors, 2018 - 2020
  • Women’s Bar Committee, Hidalgo County Bar Association, 2018 – 2020
  • Texas Bar Committee for the Texas Pattern Jury Charge: Negligence, Intentional Personal Torts, and Worker’s Compensation Volume, 2018 – 2021

Publications and Speaking Engagements

  • “What I Know Now and Wish I knew Then”, Texas Bar Litigation Section, 2015
  • “Appellate Issues in Dispositive Motions”, Texas Bar Litigation Section, 2016
  • “Going In-House – Practical Advice on Dealing with or Becoming an In-House Counsel”, David H. Hockema Civil Trial Law Course Panel, 2016
  • “Social Media: How To Get It; How To Use It; And Ethics For Both”, David H. Hockema Civil Trial Law Course Panel, 2018
  • “Transfer Proceedings Before the Judicial Panel on MultiDistrict Litigation”, Advanced Appellate CLE, 2015