Associate General Counsel

Laura K. Behre


As Associate General Counsel at Motley Rice, Laura Behre manages the firm's legal matters, including employment issues, ethics, marketing, commercial contracts and legal defense.

She advises the firm's attorneys on ethical matters, as well as develops appropriate compliance and risk management measures for the firm. In addition, Laura represents a diverse client base, including victims of sexual abuse and environmental contamination.

Laura joined Motley Rice in 2004 after several years as a civil rights attorney for the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission in Washington, D.C. She began her tenure as a political appointee for President William J. Clinton. In addition, Laura served as Deputy Director of Research at the State Affairs Company, a consulting firm in Arlington, Virginia, and as a legal fellow for the U.S. House of Representatives Judiciary Committee. She began her career as a staff attorney at the South Carolina Court of Appeals.

Laura has served on the Board of Directors for the Dee Norton Lowcountry Children's Center, the Board of Directors for the Next Child Fund and the Charleston County Board of Zoning Appeals. In her spare time, she enjoys participating on local and national political campaigns, including as a volunteer for multiple national Democratic conventions, most recently in 2012 as a member of the convention’s script writing team.

* Please remember that every case is different. Any result we achieve for one client in one matter does not necessarily indicate similar results can be obtained for other clients.


J.D., University of South Carolina School of Law, 1996

M.A., University of Virginia, 1993

B.A., Agnes Scott College, 1992

Licensed In

  • South Carolina


American Association for Justice

Association of Professional Responsibility Lawyers

South Carolina Association for Justice

South Carolina Women Lawyers’ Association

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