Lara Herrmann Owner | CEO
Lara Herrmann zealously represents victims against insurance companies and corporations in cases of personal injury, wrongful death, and medical malpractice. She cares about her clients. As owner and CEO of Herrmann Law Group, she has honed her skills representing clients nationally and internationally for two decades.
Currently, Lara is advocating for victim families in the crash of Ethiopian Airlines ET 302 out of Addis Ababa. In June of 2019, Lara and her father Charles Herrmann joined faculty from the Seattle University of Law for an international symposium at Addis Ababa University. They discussed the ET 302 crash, Boeing’s responsibility, and aviation law. Their talk also included information for victim families.
Working with the team at HLG, Lara also represents victims families from the Lion Air crash in Indonesia, victims from the Amtrak Cascades passenger train that derailed in Du Pont, Washington, and students from the University of Washington marching band who were injured when their school bus overturned en route to the Apple Cup.
Lara earned “Rising Star” status three times in Washington Law & Politics. She has also been named one of the Top 100 trial lawyers by The National Trial Lawyers. She focuses on fast results and just compensation for her clients, whether they were injured in a car crash or a mass casualty disaster. On every case, she is committed to the care her clients deserve.
Lara has won millions of dollars in just compensation for her clients. Along with the team at HLG, Lara contributed invaluable legal services to injured and deceased victims of some of the world’s most tragic mass casualty disasters, including the mid-air explosion of China Airlines CI 611 and the crash of China Air flight CA 129. HLG recovered $49 million dollars for their clients in those two cases. Along with Charles Herrmann and a team of attorneys, Lara also represented the parents of Antonio Zambrano Montes who was shot and killed by police officers in Pasco, Washington.
Most recently, Lara and HLG won more than nine million dollars for their clients in the “Ride the Ducks” crash case.
As a third-generation trial lawyer, Lara is driven by the values of her family. Her grandfather, former Washington State Senator and Insurance Commissioner Karl Herrmann, believed in advocating for those who needed justice. Now working with her father, Charles, Lara is proud to continue the family tradition. She is passionate about sharing these values.
Lara has made it a priority to volunteer her time to causes that promote the best of the legal world. To this end, Lara created the Seattle University School of Law Woman of the Year Award to honor outstanding women in the legal field, served as a leader in Washington Women Lawyers, and taught trial skills at the Trial Advocacy Program for Louisiana State University Law School.
Lara lives in Tacoma, Washington with her two children, Amelia and John. In her free time, she enjoys staying active and creative outlets. She plays tennis, ballroom dances, and studies painting.