Professional of the Year - Legal/Trial Law

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Lara M. Brock

Title: Attorney
Industry: Legal
Type of Organization: Law Firm
Major Product/Service: Legal services
Expertise: Ms. Brock is a plaintiff's trial attorney who is responsible for handling trial and appellate cases. She specializes in wrongful terminations, workplace injuries, third party claims and employment law. Ms. Brock is known throughout the State for her expertise in the area of work-injury litigation.
Geographic Area of Distribution: Texas
Affiliations: Founder, Women's Caucus, San Antonio Trial Lawyers Association; Board Member, San Antonio Trial Lawyers Association; Steering Committee, Women's Caucus, Texas Trial Lawyers Association; Member and Membership Committee Member, Texas Trial Lawyers Association; Bexar County Women's Bar Association and Foundation; San Antonio Young Lawyers Association
University/Degree: B.A., Carson-Newman College, 2010; J.D., St. Mary's University School of Law, 2014
Born: December 16, 1988, Radford, Virginia
Hobbies/Sports: Family activities, Cavalier King Charles Spaniels
Spouse: Ryan
Married: January 1, 2011
Work History: Ms. Brock has been an attorney with the current firm since 2011.
Published Works: Articles, "Through the Backdoor: Manipulating Assumption of Risk and Contributory Negligence to Apply in Texas Nonsubscriber Causes of Action," 16 SCHOLAR 59, 2013; "Being a "Bad Ass" Trial Attorney, Bexar County Women’s Bar Association CLE; Medical Affidavits and Unsworn Declarations: Dealing with Medical Records, Bills, and Their Admissibility, SATLA Legal Staff CLE and SATLA CLE Luncheon
Career Accomplishments: Ms. Brock graduated 6th in her class from St. Mary’s University School of Law, despite working as a law clerk for the Espinoza Law Firm throughout law school and maintaining a position as a staff writer and then Managing Executive Editor for The Scholar: St. Mary’s Law Review on Race and Social Justice. After completing her first year of practice, Ms. Brock was named as a Board Member of the San Antonio Trial Lawyers Association, where she has founded the Women’s Caucus to support, develop, and encourage women working in a male-dominated sector of law. Ms. Brock has also been named to the inaugural class of the Bexar County Women’s Bar Association's LEAD Academy, a prestigious leadership-development program designed to assist women attorneys in attaining the highest level of success in their firms and organizations, in their communities, and in the legal profession. During her first two years of practice, Ms. Brock successfully tried cases before juries and arbitrators and has argued before the Fourth Court of Appeals in San Antonio, Texas. She is admitted to practice law in the State of Texas, Western District of Texas, Northern District of Texas, and Southern District of Texas.