Laura Harris-Courage

Laura Harris-Courage has helped thousands of people battling unmanageable debt. She is dedicated to ending clients’ anxiety and providing them with a fresh start. With more than 20 years of experience, including several years working for the “other side,” Laura Harris-Courage is a seasoned bankruptcy litigator who knows how to put the system to work on behalf of her clients.

Laura Harris-Courage has had Business and Consumer Bankruptcy Certifications* from the American Board of Certifications since 1995. She is the only certified bankruptcy attorney in the region. She is admitted to practice in all New York state and federal courts, Utah state and federal courts, and Massachusetts state courts.

She obtained her Juris Doctor in 1984 from the University of Utah College of Law, where she graduated third in her class, was a member of the Order of the Coif, was a William H. Leary Scholar, and a Utah Law Review staff member. She earned her BA in art and economics in 1979 from Brigham Young University, graduating magna cum laude and with high honors. In 1980-81 she was an LDS Missionary in Norway.

She has been a trustee and is a member of the Central New York Bankruptcy Bar Association, and a member of the National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys and Utah and New York Bar Associations.

As a mother of four, Laura Harris-Courage has the compassion and determination to do what it takes to get clients a fresh start.

* The following language is required by NYS Ethical Rules DR 2-105 (C)(1) “The American Board of Certification is not affiliated with any governmental authority. Certification is not a requirement for the practice of law in the State of New York and does not necessarily indicate greater competence than other attorneys experienced in this field of law.”

Education

  • J.D. - University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law, 1984
  • B.A. - Brigham Young University, 1979

Bar Admissions

  • 1984: Utah, U.S. District Court, District of Utah and U.S. Court of Appeals, Tenth Circuit;
  • 1988: Massachusetts
  • 1989: New York, U.S. District Court, Northern, Western, Southern and Eastern Districts of New York

Professional Associations

  • New York State Bar Association
  • Central New York Bankruptcy Bar Association
  • National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys

Practice Areas

  • Bankruptcy
  • Tax Law
  • Collections
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Creditors Rights
  • Federal Litigation
  • Lender Liability
  • Secured Transactions
  • U.C.C.
  • Workouts