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Ms. Lao was born in Chicago, Illinois. She is of Chinese-Filipino descent.
In 2004, Ms. Lao graduated from Florida State University receiving her Bachelor’s Degree in both Finance and Real Estate. Ms. Lao continued her education at Saint Thomas University School of Law, receiving her Juris Doctorate in 2007. Ms. Lao was admitted to the Florida Bar in 2008. Ms. Lao was also admitted to the U.S. District Court, Southern District of Florida and to the U.S. District Court, Middle District of Florida in 2009 and 2010, respectively.
Ms. Lao joined the law firm of Friedman, Rodman & Frank, P.A. as an associate in the area of personal injury law. Ms. Lao has represented clients in cases involving rotator cuff tears, ACL tears, and hip fractures as a result of slip and falls at popular supermarkets; loss of vision in one eye as a result of the negligent supervision of minors; permanent scarring from dog bites; severe injuries due to construction accidents; wrongful death claims; battery claims; and bad faith claims handling by insurance companies.
J.D., St Thomas University School of Law, Miami, Florida, 2007
B.S., Florida State University, 2004 – Major: Finance and Real Estate
U.S. District Court Southern District of Florida, 2009
U.S. District Court Middle District of Florida, 2010
Professional Associations and Memberships
The Florida Bar, Member
American Bar Association, Member
The National LGBT Bar Association, Member
Dade County Bar Association, Member
United States District Court, Southern District of Florida, Member
United States District Court, Middle District of Florida, Member
Countless civilian contract personnel have been injured in Iraq due to the perils of the job and the environment in which it takes place. You may be wondering if yours qualifies as a DBA injury, and if so, how you might file a claim. Friedman, Rodman & Frank, P.A. helps clients in Iraq and overseas navigate DBA cases involving bases and other areas of operation.
There are a number of circumstances that have caused civilian contract personnel to be injured in Afghanistan, but all of them can be similarly overwhelming when it comes to filing a DBA injury claim. Even though a contractor who is working on a military base overseas is entitled to certain protections granted by the Defense Base Act, advocating for yourself and ensuring these rights are honored can be a difficult task.
There are many longshore and harbor workers who have been injured in Japan in a variety of circumstances. A DBA injury is a serious matter, and any civilian contract personnel who have sustained such an accident should be afforded the medical care and resources they need. Too often, however, injured contractors are expected to file their claim and navigate the system on their own. This would be a difficult task to require of anybody, but it is even more stressful for a recently hurt person.
Civilian contract personnel who are injured in Qatar are entitled to medical treatment and several other rights that are outlined in the Defense Base Act. Verifying that an incident qualifies as a DBA injury, however, requires that you file a claim and go through a review process. This is not ideal for any contractor who is on the job in Qatar, and it pushes many injured longshore and harbor workers to become frustrated with the process.