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Laura O’Donnell



Laura A. O’Donnell is a partner at Bayliff, Harrigan, Cord, Maugans & Cox P.C. experienced in family law, criminal law, real estate, contract and general litigation, and veteran and military-related legal matters. She is also working in the areas of personal injury, wrongful death, and bankruptcy.

Prior to joining Bayliff, Harrigan, Cord, Maugans, & Cox P.C., Laura served 11 years on active-duty as a judge advocate in the U.S. Army assisting Soldiers with legal matters in many of the areas mentioned above.

Military Service:
Judge Advocate, Active Duty (2006-2017)
Judge Advocate in the United States Reserves


  • Valparaiso University School of Law, Valparaiso, Indiana
    • J.D. – 2005
  • The Judge Advocate General’s School U.S. Army, Charlottesville, Virginia
    • L.L.M, Military Law – 2015
  • Manchester University
    • B.S. – 2002
    • Major: Financial Accounting
  • Indiana University Kelley School of Business
    • MBA – 2011

Professional Associations

  • Howard County Bar Association
  • Indiana State Bar Association
  • Indiana Trial Lawyers Association

Bar Admissions

  • Illinois, 2005
  • Indiana, 2017
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 2015
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Indiana, 2017
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Indiana, 2017
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces, 2015
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims, 2017

Practice Areas

  • Family Law
  • Criminal Law
  • Real Estate
  • Contract and General Litigation
  • Veteran and Military-Related Legal Matters
  • Personal Injury
  • Wrongful Death
  • Bankruptcy
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