Portland, Oregon Bankruptcy Attorney, and Vancouver, Washington Bankruptcy Attorney. She represents consumer debtors in Chapter 7 and Chapter 13 bankruptcy law.
Lara has been an attorney since 2003, specializing in consumer bankruptcy. Lara was a member of the Oregon State Bar Consumer Law committee for two years. She has spoken at several CLEs on bankruptcy, and has published articles on consumer bankruptcy. She is a member of the Debtor-Creditor section of the Oregon State Bar and the Washington State Bar, and volunteers at the Pro Bono Bankruptcy Clinic.
Lara earned her B.A. with Honors in English from the University of Oregon in 1998, and her J.D. from Lewis and Clark Law School in 2003. As a law student, Lara published three law review articles. She also interned at the law school's low-income legal clinic handling bankruptcy, consumer, and landlord-tenant cases. Lara is admitted to the Oregon State Bar and the U.S. Court, District of Oregon, and to the Washington State Bar and the U.S. Court, Western District of Washington.
Lara writes articles for various publications. She enjoys riding sport horses, running, and spending time with her two lovely daughters.
Call (503) 915-1228 or (360) 836-4238 to schedule a free consultation.
Licensed since 2003
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Lara Gardner is a zealous advocate for her clients. She is extraordinarily compassionate with her clients, yet relentless in advocating for their interests. She has expanded this firm's practice by leading the Vancouver, WA bankruptcy office. She is an invaluable asset to this firm and the community.
Justin Baxter Litigation Attorney
I have known and worked alongside Ms. Gardner for 7+ years and can unequivocally give her the highest compliment one lawyer can give to another -- I would hire her to be my lawyer if I ever found myself facing bankruptcy. She is extremely smart, hardworking and compassionate. I wholeheartedly endorse this lawyer.
Ian Wallace Bankruptcy & Debt Attorney
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|Award Name||Grantor||Date Granted|
|BV Rated||Martindale Hubbell||2013|
|Clients' Choice Award||Avvo||2012|
|Attorney||Columbia River Law||2012 - Present|
|Attorney||Law Office of Lara Gardner||2007 - 2012|
|Associate Attorney||Todd Trierweiler & Associates||2003 - 2007|
|Association Name||Position Name||Duration|
|National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys||Member||2011 - Present|
|Washington State Bar Association||Member||2010 - Present|
|Oregon State Bar||Consumer Law committee||2004 - 2005|
|Oregon State Bar||Member||2003 - Present|
|International Legal Perspectives||A Dubious Designation: How one Simple Label Legitimes Human Rights Abuse||2005|
|Chicago-Kent Law Review||State Employers are Not Sovereign: By Analogy, Transfer the Market Participant Exception to the Dormant Commerce Clause to States as Employers||2004|
|Wisconsin Women's Law Journal||A Step Towards True Equality in the Workplace: Requiring Employer Accommodation of Breastfeeding Women||2002|
|Lewis & Clark Northwestern Law School||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||2003|
|University of Oregon||English||BA - Bachelor of Arts (with Honors)||1998|