Laura Puccia Valtorta '80, of Columbia, SC, has joined the National Arbitration
Forum's national panel of independent and neutral arbitrators and mediators.
Valtorta is an attorney who has been practicing law in South Carolina since 1993.
She is qualified as a mediator in civil cases, state and federal courts, and
as an arbitrator. She also works in a solo law practice, specializing in
employment law, family law and Social Security disability cases.
Recently she began practicing in the utilities area, with an emphasis
on water rights for local neighborhoods.
An English major at
St. Lawrence, Valtorta was a member of the
Irving Bacheller Society (English department honorary society) and was
elected to the University's chapter of the national academic honor society
Phi Beta Kappa.
Valtorta also holds a master's degree in English from Duke University and a law degree
from the University of South Carolina. She has published Family Meal, a 1993
novel, and Start Your Own Law Practice (2005). She is at work on a book
about Social Security.
The National Arbitration Forum panel includes over 1,600 panelists who subscribe
to the highest standards of professional conduct. They follow explicit rules
to ensure that parties' rights are protected and all ethical principles are
upheld. Valtorta was added primarily for her expertise in employment, contract
and labor law.
Posted: October 24, 2007