Lara was born and raised in the Atlanta area. She graduated Cum Laude from Georgia State University with a Bachelor's of Science degree in Urban Planning and Urban Governance before attending law school, also at Georgia State University. Lara graduated from law school and was admitted to the practice of law in Georgia in 2000. Lara spent several years at other firms representing clients in litigation cases before joining the Firm. Lara has been with this firm for more than eight years. Lara enjoys traveling and spending time with her family when she is not working.