Laura B. Danielson

Laura B. Danielson represents clients in Social Security Disability proceedings and specializes in legal research and writing with a focus on personal injury, automobile no-fault law, federal civil rights, and appeals.


Central Michigan University (B.S. summa cum laude 2010); Michigan State University College of Law (J.D. summa cum laude 2013); Senior Articles Editor of the Michigan State Law Review; Law Clerk to the Honorable Paul L. Maloney, U.S. District Court, Western District of Michigan (2013-2015)

Professional Affiliations

  • Women Lawyers Association of Michigan – Western Region Past President
  • Grand Rapids Bar Association – Former Young Lawyers Section Board Member
  • State Bar of Michigan – Former Law and the Media Committee Member
  • Federal Bar Association
  • NOSSCR: National Organization of Social Security Claimants’ Representatives

Awards and Achievements

  • Super Lawyers: Rising Star, 2022 and 2023
  • Grand Rapids Magazine’s Top Lawyers, 2023
  • Author of Giving Teeth to the Watchdog: Optimizing Open Records Appeals Processes to Facilitate the Media’s Use of FOIA Laws, 2012 Mich. St. L. Rev. 981 (2014),
  • Author of Camera Shy and Unaccountable: The Constitutional, Statutory, and Democratic Ramifications of Police Seizing and Deleting Photos and Video Taken in Public.
  • Ranked first in the 2013 Michigan State University College of Law class; earned Jurisprudence Achievement Awards for the highest grades in Torts; Civil Procedure; Research, Writing, and Advocacy; Michigan Statutory Personal Injury Practice; Federal Jurisdiction; Basic Income Taxation; Federal Investigation and Prosecution; Criminal Law; Criminal Procedure; and Professional Responsibility

Community Service

    • Volunteer for Days for Girls International
    • Musician and librarian at Fifth Reformed Church