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Laura Murton joined St. James Immigrant Assistance in the Fall of 2021.  She’s excited to be a part of such a dedicated team and shares their passion for service, justice and dignity for all people. 

Laura grew up in Pittsburgh, the youngest of ten children, majored in economics at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor and then began her career as a paralegal in Washington, DC at a large national defense law firm.  There she met her husband, Chris, a Seattle native and the youngest of thirteen – a match made in heaven.  They moved to Seattle where Laura continued legal assistant work in a variety of settings before joining what would become a nationally recognized class-action and complex litigation firm focusing on the rights of consumers, employees, whistleblowers and others.  

After 16 years as a paralegal, Laura left the workforce to raise their four children. She is grateful to join the Immigrant Assistance legal services team and put her years of experience in the legal field to use serving and learning from the immigrant community.






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