Mr. Laird was born and raised on a small farm in the Central Valley. After graduating from law school he joined the office of the California State Attorney General where he served as a trial lawyer for five years. He then attended New York University where he received an advanced law degree in taxation. Mr. Laird returned to California where he engaged in the private practice of law, focusing on estate planning, business, real estate and related transactions. Mr. Laird was a co-founder and partner of the Law Offices of Hurley & Laird for 28 years, before that firm merged with the law firm Dowling Aaron Incorporated in 2010.
Mr. Laird works closely with his clients, sharing the wisdom and experience he has gained over the many years of practice. He seeks to educate and inform his clients as to the choices and opportunities available to them as they work together to achieve that client’s personal, family and business objectives.
Mr. Laird has served and presently serves on numerous private and public boards and foundations. He is a member of the California State Bar (Estate Planning and Taxation Sections) and a member of the Tulare County Bar Association.