Lara E. Anderson began her legal practice in 2004 after working in the insurance industry and investigative fields in roles such as claims adjuster, field investigator, SIU investigator, workers’ compensation surveillance and AOE/COE interviews. She has extensive experience in the courtroom and with litigation, having tried over 35 jury trials and a number of court trials and administrative hearings. Her experience and expertise includes various practice areas, including insurance defense, criminal law and appellate law. Lara is establishing herself in the workers’ compensation arena, focusing on developing strong relationships in the Northern California area and providing excellent service to her clients.
Lara earned her Juris Doctorate from Santa Clara University School of Law after graduating cum laude from University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science with a minor in Spanish. She has earned special recognition in her career advocating for Juvenile Justice, arguing an appeal before the Idaho Appellate Court, and winning several highly contested trials.
I’ve been drawn to the area of law because it is ever-changing and affords me challenge, diversity and most importantly, meaning. I really care about my clients and ensuring that I deliver quality and zealous representation.
Outside of work, I enjoy spending time with my dogs, running, hiking and biking. I have enjoyed serving in roles such as Big Sister, volunteer ESL tutor and legal aid clinics.