Laura Westmeyer is deeply committed to serving public entities and has represented city, county and federal governments in both civil and criminal matters. Before joining Cable Huston she held a solo law practice focused on serving local governments and public interest clients. Laura is also trained as a professional mediator, which skills she employs routinely in negotiations and public meetings.
Before entering the law, Laura worked in the land use field, including as a staff city planner evaluating current development proposals, planning consultant for a private developer, state intern assessing the impacts of land use and transportation plans in local communities throughout Oregon, and research aid for a planning and communications firm contracted with local governments. The bulk of her land use experience has been in the public sector, and combined with her experience of consultant and applicant, Laura is uniquely situated to understand the challenges faced by all parties in land use matters.
Laura holds current memberships in the following organizations:
- Oregon City Attorney’s Association
- Government Law Section of the Oregon State Bar
- Real Estate & Land Use Section of the Oregon State Bar
- Energy, Telecom & Utility Law Section of the Oregon State Bar
- Oregon Women Lawyers’ Association
- Pro Bono Committee of the Oregon State Bar
- Outside of the office, Laura enjoys trail running, mountaineering, wine and viticulture, and cultural immersion through food, language and travel.