Facts About Laura Coates – Her Net Worth and Bio

Laura Coates is an American lawyer and a senior legal analyst for CNN. She was born on July 11, 1980, in St. Paul, Minnesota.

Laura Coates Net Worth

Laura Coates has a net worth of around $2 million USD. Her work as a lawyer and a legal analyst for a news company has given her the means to live a comfortable life. 

She has her own website where people can discover more about her life. You can get to know her radio show, her books, and her work on CNN. 

She earns a great salary as a senior legal analyst for CNN. She hosts a radio show on SiriusXM on the P.O.T.U.S. channel. Coates discusses everything from politics to pop culture in her show.

She is also a best-selling author with her book “You Have the Right: A Constitutional Guide to Policing the Police” published in 2016. She also wrote “Just Pursuit: A Black Prosecutor’s Fight for Fairness” just this year. 

Personal Life

Laura Coates was born on July 11, 1980, in St. Paul, Minnesota. There is no public information about her parents and siblings. 

She got her bachelor’s degree at the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs at Princeton University in 2001. She received her Juris Doctor (J.D.) from the University of Minnesota Law School.

She is married and has two children with her husband. Laura prefers not to disclose her family’s identity to the public.

Professional Career

Coates began her professional career as an attorney in Minnesota. She worked at Faegre & Benson LLP. She did not become a partner at that firm. She left the firm to become an associate attorney in New York in Kasowitz, Benson, Torres & Friedman LLP. She worked there for only a short time.

From practicing as a private lawyer, she then worked for the United States Department of Justice as a federal prosecutor. She was a trial attorney in the Department of Justice Civil Rights Division, during the Bush and Obama administrations. 

Laura Coates specialized in the enforcement of voting rights throughout the country. She also worked as an Assistant United States Attorney for the District of Columbia. While working as an Assistant United States Attorney, she prosecuted many cases including sexual assaults, child abuse, and drug trafficking. 

In 2016, she wrote, “You Have the Right: A Constitutional Guide to Policing the Police” after recognizing the need for police accountability. In this book, she aims to help people know and understand their 4th, 5th, and 6th Amendment rights as stated in the American Constitution.

 In 2022, she also authored “Just Pursuit: A Black Prosecutor’s Fight For Fairness.”  Both books became a part of the New York Times best-selling books.

Currently, Coates works as a senior legal analyst for CNN and is not practicing law. She is also an adjunct professor at the George Washington University School of Law.

In 2017, she started hosting “The Laura Coates Show,” on SiriusXM, which airs during weekdays 3-6 PM ET on the P.O.T.U.S. channel. 

Laura Coates Dating History

Laura Coates is married but she prefers not to disclose any details about her husband. She has two children. 

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