Born in Denver, Colorado, Laurel moved to Arizona with her family in 1981. Although she remains a die-hard Denver Broncos fan, having attended both the University of Arizona and Arizona State University, Laurel maintains (albeit conflicting) alliance to both the Wildcats and the Sun Devils.
With a career in criminal litigation spanning over 20 years, Laurel practices law in all Arizona courts and handles criminal cases spanning from petty crimes to first degree murder. Beginning her career as a prosecutor, Laurel has worked with the United States Attorney’s Office, the Maricopa County Attorney’s Office and the Phoenix City Prosecutors Office. After working as a prosecutor for several years, Laurel decided to become a defense attorney after being stricken by the plight of those “stuck in the system.” In 2001 Laurel opened the doors of her first law practice and started a successful career as a criminal defense attorney. Today, she is proud to be in business with her brother, Benjamin.
Laurel’s interest in the practice of law began at a young age after watching her aunt, the Honorable Judge Margaret L. Workman; succeed in the practice of law. Laurel continues to stay abreast of the latest changes in the law by attending seminars and reading the latest case law relative to all areas of criminal law.
As a breast cancer survivor, Laurel dedicates her free time and efforts to a variety of non-profit organizations including the American Cancer Society, the Phoenix Rescue Mission and the Arizona Humane Society. In addition, Laurel has served on the board of directors for a local non- profit organization (Phoenix Area Rottweiler Rescue) and dedicates a number of hours to volunteer legal work for those in need.
Benjamin J. Workman currently serves as Of Counsel for WORKMAN LAW GROUP, PC. Benjamin was born in Denver, Colorado, and moved with his family to Tucson, Arizona, as small child. Benjamin was raised in Tucson prior to relocating to Washington State in 2000 to further his education. Benjamin received Bachelor of Arts degrees in both Government and History from Eastern Washington University and received his Juris Doctorate from Seattle University School of Law.
Since becoming licensed to practice law in Washington State, Benjamin has worked in a wide variety of practice areas, including: complex litigation, criminal law, family law, personal injury law, and probate law. While serving as Of Counsel, Benjamin currently focuses his legal practice on the area of criminal defense.
Benjamin is a staunch supporter of civil liberties and holds a firm belief in the United States Constitutional rights and guarantees afford to all citizens accused of wrong-doing. Benjamin is also sensitive to the complex personal issues surrounding marital dissolution proceedings and child custody matters. Benjamin firmly believes in, and supports, an individual’s right to be made whole where injury has caused the individual pain, suffering and economic harm.
In addition, due to his love of animals and as a result of having a spouse who suffers from MS, Benjamin fully supports the ongoing work and efforts of organizations such as the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, the National Humane Society, and the Arizona chapters of both of these important organizations. In his free time, Benjamin is an avid motorcyclist and enjoys sports, painting, photography, and spending time with his wife.