Meet Laura Hinson Penn
Personal Injury Attorney in Macon GA
Growing up in Macon and having a father with a dedicated practice as a personal injury lawyer, Laura learned how being a trial lawyer helps protect the rights of injured individuals.
Laura went to college at the University of Georgia, where she obtained her bachelor’s degree in psychology, graduating magna cum laude and with honors. Laura’s interests in the Spanish language and culture led her to volunteer at the Even Start Family Literacy program, where she taught English as a Second Language (“ESOL”) to Spanish-speaking parents of school-aged children.
Laura attended the Walter F. George School of Law at Mercer University, where she graduated magna cum laude and in the top five percent of her class.
While at Mercer, Laura was a member of the Mercer Law Review and was actively involved in the Moot Court Program. In her third year of law school, Laura served as a student member of the William Augustus Bootle Inn of Court. She then received the Walker P. Johnson, Jr. Memorial Award, an award given to a graduating senior who has demonstrated excellence in litigation skills and a keen sense of professionalism and ethics. Laura also received a number of other scholastic honors, including the Faculty Award for Outstanding Legal Writing and awards for excellence in civil lawsuits, legal professionalism and legal writing.
Before returning to her hometown of Macon, Georgia, Laura worked in Atlanta for a boutique trial firm where she gained unique experience working on complex cases involving traumatic injuries, wrongful death and business disputes.
Laura dedicates 100% of her practice as a trial lawyer to representing and advocating for the rights of injured victims or their family members.
Laura is an active member of the State Bar of Georgia, the Georgia Trial Lawyers Association, the Macon Trial Lawyers Association and the American Association of Justice. She also serves as an Ambassador to Road Safe America, a non-profit organization aimed to increase the safety of our nation’s highways.
Areas of Practice
- 60% Motor Vehicle Wrecks
- 20% Premises Liability
- 20% Trucking Collisions
- 100% of Practice Devoted to Litigation
- Georgia, 2009
- U.S. District Court Middle District of Georgia, 2010
- U.S. District Court Northern District of Georgia, 2010
- Georgia Court of Appeals, 2012
- Mercer University, Walter F. George School of Law, Macon, Georgia
- J.D. magna cum laude
- Honors: Brainerd Currie Honor Society
- University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia
- B.S. magna cum laude
- Major: Psychology
Honors and Awards
- Order of Barristers
- Walker P. Johnson, Jr. Memorial Award
- Brainerd Currie Honor Society
Professional Associations and Memberships
- Georgia Trial Lawyers Association, Member, 2009 – Present
- Macon Trial Lawyers Association, Member, 2012 – Present
- American Association for Justice, Member, 2010 – Present