Advocacy and Recognitions

Laura L. Dunn is a nationally recognized victims’ rights lawyer whose work has earned numerous accolades in her fight for justice.

Advocating for Victims Rights

Laura L. Dunn, J.D., is a national leader advocating for victims’ rights. Her advocacy work continues through numerous nonprofit event sponsorship and advisory positions, lending her expertise to organizations on the frontline.


U.S. Department of Justice’s Office for Victims of Crime

Recepient of Special Courage Award


It’s time for the law to protect victims of gender violence

American Association of University Women

Recipient of AAUW Eleanor Roosevelt Fund Award

PBS’s Brief But Spectacular

Featured appearance: A survivor’s take on justice after sexual violence

All Recognitions to Date

  • Sponsor for Annual Virginia Victim Assistance Network Conference (2023)
  • Coordinated 38 attorneys and legal groups to demand OCR improve Title IX enforcement via open letter (2023)
  • Sponsor for Women’s Leadership & Equality Program at University of Maryland Carey School of Law (2020-2025) 
  • Sponsor for Annual Virginia Victim Assistance Network Conference (2022)
  • Sponsor for Equal Rights Advocates Gala (2022)
  • Featured in Episode Four of the PBS documentary series “Mysteries of Mental Health” (2021)
  • Sponsor for the Vital Voices Global Leadership Awards (2020)
  • Accepted Member to the U.S. Supreme Court (2020)
  • Appointment to the Young Leaders Council for Vital Voices (2019-2020)