Lara Ortega Clark is a civil litigation attorney, practicing primarily in the field of General Liability. She handles matters in the fields of premises liability, transportation/trucking law, and negligent security in both state and federal courts throughout the State of Georgia. Lara serves clients who manage a high volume of cases, handling files from the initial complaint through final resolution. She has significant experience with preparation and strategy for depositions, mediations and hearings, and works hard to prepare effective and creative defense strategies to efficiently and favorably resolve cases. Lara is also skilled at providing pre-suit advice to avoid litigation and assist clients in developing strategies to resolve claims in a cost-effective manner.
While in law school, Lara served as Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Intellectual Property Law from 2011 to 2012, and was the recipient of the Law School Association Scholarship for her Service as Editor-in-Chief. She authored a student note which was published in a nationally recognized law journal: How to Get the Mona Lisa in your Home Without Breaking the Law: Painting a Picture of Copyright Issues with Digitally Accessible Museum Collections, 18 J. Intell. Prop. L. 567 (2011).
Lara is also an active member of the firm and wider legal community, serving on the firm’s Retail and Hospitality Industry Committee, Diversity Committee, Association of Women Lawyers, and Associate Engagement Committee. Lara also serves as a Firm Mentor, assisting new associates navigate the practice of law. Outside of the firm, Lara is an active member of both DRI and GDLA. Lara is also proficient in written as well as conversational Spanish.
University of Georgia, School of Law, J.D., 2012
Emory University, B.A., 2009
All State and Superior Courts of Georgia
United States District Court; Northern, Middle and Southern Districts of Georgia
Defense Research Institute
Georgia Defense Lawyers Association