Laney Rooks

Laney grew up in a small town outside of Tulsa, Oklahoma. She joined the United States Air Force and served as a medic for 4 years before joining the Oklahoma Air National Guard where she served 6 more years. During her time in Oklahoma she started her own small business pioneering the cultivation of culinary truffles and subsequently selling truffles to restaurants. She was named the Oklahoma State University Student Entrepreneur of the Year in 2012 and invited to join the OSU Idea Hatchery, business incubator. She was awarded a grant from the Oklahoma State Department of Agriculture for her efforts in researching crop diversification for the state. Her knowledge and experience in agriculture and as a small business owner, government grant recipient, and military veteran provide her with a solid background to assist her clients with business transactions, real estate and employment laws, and civil disputes.

Practice Areas:

  • Business Law
  • Employment Law
  • Civil Litigation
  • Real Property Law
  • Intellectual Property
  • Estate Planning
  • ERISA benefits

Bar Admission:

  • California State Courts
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of California- Pending
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 9th Circuit – Pending

Education:

  • Oklahoma State University (B.S., Economics, International Business, Management, 2012)
  • Hastings College of the Law, University of California (J.D., 2018)

Associations:

  • Sonoma County Bar Association
  • Sonoma County Women in Law, Member
  • Santa Rosa Community Advisory Board, Santa Rosa City Council Appointed Representative
  • Former Associated Students of U.C. Hastings, Elected Representative
  • Former Hastings Business Law Society, Co-President and FounderFormer Hastings Food and Wine Law Society, Treasurer

Noteworthy:

Laney enjoys all forms of art, hiking, cycling, running, swimming, golf, and tennis. She is fond of culinary adventures that include wine, craft beer, and food. She is an avid plant enthusiast and gardener. Laney lives in Healdsburg with her husband Scott, and has two children whom she loves to introduce to new experiences.