Lara pursued the law as a career for the simple reason that she likes helping people. As an attorney, she sees herself as a problem solver. She always keeps her client’s goals at the forefront when consulting with and advocating for her clients.
Lara focuses her practice on all aspects of employment law. She represents individuals and businesses in a wide variety of matters, including discrimination, harassment, wage and hour, and wrongful discharge claims.
Lara counsels clients on a variety of human-resources issues to assist them in preventing employment claims from arising. She works with businesses and non-profit organizations to develop personnel policies and employee handbooks, drafts and negotiates employment contracts, and assists clients in complying with state and federal employment laws. Lara also has extensive experience in advising clients on restrictive covenants, including non-competition, non-solicitation, and confidentiality agreements.
Lara also acts as a third-party investigator for businesses and educational institutions. Lara has a detailed, nuanced approach to her investigations. She treats all individuals involved with dignity and respect. She works hard to make sure every individual involved feels heard. Lara works hard to ensure the process is unbiased, confidential, and that the outcome is fair.
Lara was born and raised in Kansas City. She earned a B.A. in History from Northwestern University and graduated cum laude from the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Law. She loves spending time with her family, and she is active in the Kansas City community, serving on the boards for Jewish Family Services and the Jewish Community Foundation. She also serves on several committees for the Hyman Brand Hebrew Academy.
Year Joined Organization
- U.S. District Court, Western District of Missouri
- U.S. District Court, District of Kansas
- Centurions Leadership Program, Class of 2016
- Centurion of the Year Award, 2016
- 18 Under 40 Leaders, Jewish Federation of Greater Kansas City, 2016
- Kansas City Business Journal’s Best of the Bar, 2015 and 2016