Laura Westmeyer


Laura Westmeyer

Associate

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Education

Willamette University B.A. 2009
Major
:  International Studies  Emphasis:  Environmental Science
Minor:  Geography
Council Member:  Sustainability Council
President:  Environmental Community Outreach Society

Lewis & Clark Law School J.D.  2015
Form & Style Editor
, Environmental Law Review
President, Public Interest Law Project (PILP)

Admitted to Practice

Oregon State Courts


Professional Experience

Laura Westmeyer is deeply committed to working with public entities and for the past five years she has represented city, county and federal governments in both civil and criminal matters.  Before joining Cable Huston she held a solo law practice focused on serving local governments and public interest clients.  Laura is also trained as a professional mediator, which skills she employs routinely in dealing with negotiations and in public meetings.

Previous Experience

Before entering the law, Laura worked in the land use field for five years, including as staff city planner evaluating current development proposals, state intern assessing the impacts of land use and transportation plans in local communities throughout Oregon, planning consultant for a private developer, and research aid for a planning and communications firm contracted with local governments.  The bulk of her land use experience has been in the public sector, and combined with her experience of consultant and applicant, Laura is uniquely situated to understand the challenges faced by all parties in land use matters.

Professional Activities

Laura holds current memberships in the following organizations:

  • Oregon City Attorney's Association
  • Government Law Section of the Oregon State Bar
  • Real Estate & Land Use Section of the Oregon State Bar
  • Oregon Women Lawyers' Association
  • Pro Bono Committee of the Oregon State Bar

Personal Interests

Outside of the office, Laura enjoys trail running, mountaineering, wine and viticulture, and cultural immersion through food, language and travel.