As a family law attorney, Lara has represented people from all walks of life, from high net worth individuals to wage earners and career professionals; but what they all have in common is that they are typically going through the most difficult experience of their lives when they retain the firm’s family law services. With Lara’s help, they are able to overcome this trying time with dignity and closure as they move on to the next chapter of their lives. While her goal is often to produce a global settlement, Lara is ready to litigate and/or seek relief from the court when it best serves her clients.
Lara joined the Simpson Law Group in 2016 after working for a boutique family law office in Studio City. She was admitted to the practice of law in California and before the United States District Court for the Central District of California in 2015.
Prior to being admitted to the bar, Lara served a 6 month judicial externship with Judge B. Scott Silverman of the Los Angeles Superior Court. In this capacity, Lara learned the inner workings of a family law courtroom while working with this prominent judge, observing his strategy for reviewing motions and pleadings, and learning what he placed importance on as he presided over matters in his courtroom. This process infinitely helped her to better prepare for cases and has led to successful outcomes for the Simpson Law Group’s clients.
Lara also formerly served as the Research Assistant to Professor Allan P. Ides at Loyola Law School, researching current case law from the Supreme Court of the United States for inclusion in the Examples & Explanations (E&E), including recent legislation and case law pertaining to marriage equality and the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA). As a result of her contribution, Lara’s name appears on the Acknowledgments page of said book.
Of Armenian descent, Lara is fluent in both the eastern and western dialects of the Armenian language. For her clients of Armenian heritage, she provides not just the presence of a family law attorney, but also a level of comfort that transcends the cultural stigmas many experience when going through a divorce or other equally challenging family law matter.
Outside of the office, Lara helps others who are just starting their law careers serving as a founding member of the Armenian Alumni Chapter of Loyola Law School, a new affinity group focused on uniting alumni, mobilizing volunteers, supporting students, and raising funds for the Armenian Alumni Scholarship.
When not working, Lara’s interests include traveling, playing the piano, and watching competitive cooking shows on the Food Network Channel.