Poyner Spruill Welcomes Education Law Practice Group

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Laura Crumpler

of Counsel
t: 919.783.1163 f: 919.783.1075

Laura has over thirty years of education law experience. She retired as Special Deputy Attorney General with the Education Section of the Attorney General ‘s Office in 2017. Before law school, Laura taught elementary school in rural Stokes County until 1976. She has worked as Assistant City Attorney for the City of Wilmington, practiced in the private sector, and served as General Counsel for the NC School Boards Association.

Biography

Laura has extensive experience in the areas of charter schools, teacher licensure, federal and state constitutional law, administrative law, education law, and employment law. After receiving her J.D., cum laude, she clerked for the Honorable late Chief Justice Joe Branch on the North Carolina Supreme Court. She has worked as Assistant City Attorney for the City of Wilmington, practiced in the private sector, and served as General Counsel for the NC School Boards Association. In addition to elementary school, she has taught at the North Carolina Governor’s School, Wake Tech Community College, Meredith College, NC State University, and North Carolina Central University. As Special Deputy AG, she represented and advised the State Board of Education, the Department of Public Instruction, the Charter School Advisory Board, the Textbook Commission, the Governor’s School Board of Governors, and various other boards, commissions, officials, and employees who serve those entities. Laura has litigated in federal and state courts, as well as in the Office of Administrative Hearings.

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Credentials

+Education

Wake Forest University, cum laude, JD

Salem College, cum laude, BA

+NOTABLE ACCOMPLISHMENTS

Ann L. Majestic Distinguished Service Award Recipient (Education Section, North Carolina Bar Association), 2016

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