Kara, holds a Bachelor of Arts, magna cum laude, from Saint Bonaventure University and a Juris Doctor, cum laude, from Marquette University (1995). She is a partner with Moen Sheehan Meyer, Ltd. She is a member of the La Crosse County Bar Association (Secretary, 1997-1998) and Wisconsin Defense Counsel (Board Member, 2008 ). She is a past member and officer of the La Crosse Area Criminal Defense Attorneys, Children and the Law Section of the State Bar Association and Young Lawyers Association. She is a current Board Member of Bethany St. Joseph’s Corporation, La Crosse, Wisconsin and a former Board member of the Women’s Fund of La Crosse Community Foundation. In 2000, Kara was selected, by the Wisconsin Supreme Court, to serve on the Special Preliminary Review Panel for the Office of Lawyer Regulation. Kara was the Panel’s Chairperson in 2007 until her lifetime term(s) expired. She is now the Chairperson of District 5 for the Office of Lawyer Regulation. Kara is currently a Court Commissioner for La Crosse County Circuit Court Judge Ramona A. Gonzalez.