Nelson Comis Kettle & Kinney LLP
300 E. Esplanade Drive, Suite 1170
Oxnard, CA 93036-0238 | Map
805.604.4100 Phone
805.604.4150 Fax


Laura S. Withrow

Practice Area

Laura’s practice encompasses all aspects of employment law, including wrongful discharge, discrimination and harassment litigation in both state and federal courts, wage and hour claim defense (including representative and class actions), representation of employers in hearings before administrative agencies, management training, and counseling employers on issues relating to employment agreements, commission plans, hirings, firings and other personnel matters.  She is also a frequent speaker on employment law topics.  Laura has worked on employment matters for small local privately held companies, national and international publicly traded companies, and everything in between including numerous non-profit organizations, financial institutions, hospitality, entertainment, manufacturing, and health care corporations.


University of California, Santa Barbara, BA in Psychology (1992)

  • Education Abroad Program in Cambridge, England

University of Southern California, JD (1996)

  • 3-year recipient of the Douglas Simon Memorial Scholarship

Bar Admission

Admitted to California State Bar 1996
Central District of California, 1996
9th Circuit Court of Appeals, 1997
Southern District of California, 2000
Admitted to Massachusetts State Bar, 2002

Memberships and Noteworthy Activities
Frequent speaker on employment law topics

  • Lorman Education Services 2004 – Present
  • Oxnard Chamber of Commerce
  • TechAmerica
  • Employment law roundtable seminars
  • Sexual harassment prevention training

Professionals in Human Resources Association (“PIHRA”)
Ventura County Bar Association
Woman Lawyers of Ventura County

  • Executive committee member – Westlake Village II and Valley Human Capital Affinity Group
  • Member – Santa Barbara II, West Valley Women’s Affinity Group and Westlake Growth Affinity Group

CPA Law Society of Ventura County
Jewish Business Leaders West Valley
Greater Conejo Valley Chamber of Commerce
Board Member, Aspen Elementary School Parent Faculty Association
Volunteer team manager AYSO, Region 39 (2009 – Present)


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