Laura D. Abenes

Phone: 301-948-1177
Fax: 301-948-4334

Laura D. Abenes joined Gavett, Datt & Barish, P.C. in 2000. She is the coordinator of the firm’s asbestos litigation department. Ms. Abenes litigates cases in state and federal courts, representing manufacturers, contractors and suppliers in the defense of toxic tort and products liability claims.

Before law school, Ms. Abenes studied in both England and and Italy. She began her legal career in 1990 as an associate at one of the largest firms in Texas. She has practiced in the areas of environmental litigation and regulation, real estate, construction and commercial litigation.

Areas of Practice

  • Asbestos Litigation
  • Environmental Litigation
  • Products Liability Litigation
  • Toxic Torts Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • Maryland
  • Texas
  • District of Columbia
  • United States District Court for the District of Maryland
  • United States District Courts for Texas
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Maryland State Bar Association
  • Bar Association of Baltimore City
  • Texas Bar Association
  • Houston Bar Association
  • District of Columbia Bar
  • National Asian American Bar Association


  • University of Virginia School of Law, 1990
    Juris Doctorate with Honors
  • Mary Washington College, 1985
    Bachelor of Arts, magna cum laude
  • University of Perugia, Perugia, Italy, 1986
    Universita Per Il Stranieri Scholarship
  • Oxford University, United Kingdom, 1983-1984