Lara Herrmann Owner | CEO
Lara Herrmann has zealously represented victims against insurance companies and corporations in cases of personal injury, wrongful death, and medical malpractice for almost two decades. As owner and CEO of Herrmann Law Group, she has honed her skills representing clients nationally and internationally at pre-litigation, trial, and appellate levels.
Even before she was a lawyer, she accompanied her father Charles Herrmann to Korea where he was working on the KAL 007 case. A Russian fighter jet shot down a commercial airliner and HLG successfully represented 89 of the victim families.
Years later, Lara worked with her father on the mid-air explosion of China Airlines flight CI 611 and the crash of China Air flight CA 129. HLG recovered $49 million U.S. dollars for their clients in those two cases.
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’s fierce work ethic has won millions of dollars in compensation for her clients. Along with her team at HLG, Lara contributed invaluable legal services to injured and deceased victims of some of the world’s most tragic mass casualty disasters. Most recently, Lara and HLG won more than nine million dollars for their clients in the “Ride the Ducks” crash case.
Currently, Lara is advocating for victim families in the crash of Ethiopian Airlines ET 302. She and her team at HLG also represent victims of the Amtrak Cascades passenger train that derailed in Du Pont, Washington; students from the University of Washington marching band who were injured when their school bus overturned; and 26 victim families from Lion Air Flight JT 610.
As a third-generation trial lawyer, Lara is driven by the values of her family, starting with her grandfather, former Washington State Senator and Insurance Commissioner Karl Herrmann. Her grandfather believed in advocating for those who needed justice. Now working with her father, Charles Herrmann, Lara is proud to continue the family tradition. She is passionate about sharing these values with her team and her community.
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 LSU 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.