Laney Ivey is an associate attorney in the firm’s litigation department, focusing her practice on general civil trial litigation. Originally from Augusta, Georgia, Laney graduated from Georgia College and State University in 2019 with a B.S. in Psychology and a minor in Business Administration. While there, she earned the Certified Nonprofit Professional credential, and served alongside faculty as a research assistant. Laney earned her J.D. from Mercer University School of Law in 2022. While in law school, she spent a summer working for the Macon-Bibb County Attorney’s Office as well as a prominent litigation firm in Augusta, Georgia. She also spent a semester interning for Superior Court Judge Connie L. Williford.
While at Mercer, Laney earned a Certificate in Advanced Legal Writing, Research, and Drafting. Laney was an active member of the Mercer Law Mock Trial Competition Team, earning a spot as a finalist in the South Texas Mock Trial Challenge Competition. Laney also competed on the inaugural Arbitration Team, advancing from the regional competition to compete in the National ABA Arbitration Competition. Laney was also an active member of the Mercer Law School Law Review. While on law review, she had articles published in both the Articles Edition, and the Eleventh Circuit Survey. Upon completion of her J.D., Laney was recognized for her accomplishments and awarded the Outstanding Solicitor Award.
Laney is currently a member of the Georgia Association for Women Lawyers and the Young Lawyers Division of the Savannah Bar Association.
Georgia College & State University (B.S. Psychology, 2019)
Mercer University School of Law (J.D., 2022)
Mercer University School of Law Outstanding Solicitor Award
State Bar of Georgia
Young Lawyers Division of the Savannah Bar Association
Georgia State and Superior Courts
- Ivey, Laney (2022) “It’s Time to Resolve the Circuit Split: Unconstitutional Actions by Federal Employees Should Not Fall Within the Scope of the Discretionary Function Exception of the FTCA,” Mercer Law Review: Vol. 73: No. 4, Article 17.
- Laney Ivey, Casenote, State-Mandated Occupational Licenses, Harmful or Helpful? A Look at the Due Process and Equal Protection Principles Surrounding the Constitutionality of Occupational Licensing Regulations, 72 Mercer L. Rev. 693 (2021).