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Roberto Lara is a partner and co-founder of Lara & Ibarra LLP. Mr. Lara specializes in all aspects of civil litigation including the trial of complex business disputes, complex civil disputes, eminent domain, and inverse condemnation. He has litigated cases throughout California. Mr. Lara has significant experience in representing a wide variety of individuals, corporations, non-profit corporations, landowners and public agencies in business litigation and governance, including contract, real estate and other related disputes.

In addition to an active trial schedule, Mr. Lara also serves on several boards. He is a former Member of the Advisory Board for the Orange County Business Litigation Section. Mr. Lara is also the co-author of "Appraisers as Expert Witnesses: What Makes Them So Special?" published in the Journal of the International Right of Way Association.

Mr. Lara earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in International Relations from Stanford University in 1992. He was the recipient of the Robert C. Byrd Honors Scholarship. Mr. Lara also attended the Universidad Catolica in Santiago, Chile in 1991. Mr. Lara is fluent in Spanish.

Mr. Lara earned his Juris Doctor degree from University of California, Hastings College of the Law in 1997. At Hastings, he participated in an externship with the San Francisco Public Defender where he conducted preliminary hearings in drug possession and sexual offenses. Mr. Lara also participated in the Hastings Public Interest Law Foundation.

Mr. Lara is admitted to practice before all of the courts in California and the United States District Court for the Central and Southern Districts of California.

Mr. Lara is a member of the State Bar of California, Los Angeles County Bar Association, and the Mexican-American Bar Association.

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