Laura Howkins

Laura has focused her practice on the defense of Workers’ Compensation cases for more than fifteen years. She has handled cases throughout the state of Illinois in trial and appellate courts as well as before the Workers’ Compensation Commission. Laura has presented oral arguments before the Appellate Court on many occasions. In 2015 she was recognized as a Leading Lawyer in the area of Workers' Compensation defense.


  • IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law, JD, 1991
  • Loyola University of Chicago, BA, 1987


  • Illinois
  • United States District Court: Northern District of Illinois