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Goal-oriented attorney practicing plaintiff personal injury ligitation including auto collisions, injuries on land (premises liability), claims against underinsured motorist (UIM) carriers, and claims against insurance carriers for bad faith, breach of insurance contracts, and Insurance Fair Conduct Act (IFCA) violations.   Admitted to practice in Washington in 2010, and U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Washington in 2011.


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Practice areas


  1. Personal Injury: 70%
  2. Contracts: 10%
  3. Defective Products: 10%
  4. Insurance: 10%



Hourly ($250/hour), contingent (30-40%), Pro bono (20%)

Payment types:

Cash, Check

Attorney endorsements

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  • Anna Gonzalvo Clavel

    I have known Lara since 2006 and can attest to her legal acumen, passion for representing injured plaintiffs, and ability to think quickly and creatively on her feet. I highly endorse this attorney.


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  • Jacqueline Porter

    Lara is a highly skilled and extremely thorough attorney. I recommend her without hesitation.


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Contact info

Craig Swapp & Associates

16201 East Indiana Avenu
Suite 1900
Spokane Valley, WA, 99216


IDAuthorized to practice law201501/12/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
CALI Award in Legal Research and WritingCenter for Computer Assisted Legal Instruction2009
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Associate AttorneyCraig Swapp & Associates2014 - Present
Associate AttorneyKirkpatrick & Startzel, PS2013 - 2014
Paralegal/AssociateLaw Office of Joseph A. Blumel III, P.S.2012 - 2013
AttorneyLaw Office of Lara A. Strandberg2011 - 2012
Rule 9 InternGonzaga University Legal Assistance2008 - 2009
Association namePosition nameDuration
American Bar AssociationAttorney Member2013 - Present
Washington State Association for JusticeEagle Member2012 - Present
Spokane County Bar Association, Young Lawyers DivisionTrustee2012 - Present
United States District Court for the Eastern District of WashingtonAttorney Member2011 - Present
Spokane County Bar AssociationAttorney Member2010 - Present
Washington State Bar AssociationAttorney Member2010 - Present
Publication nameTitleDate
Washington State Supreme CourtBrief of Appellant2012
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Gonzaga University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2009
Western Washington UniversityCommunicationBA - Bachelor of Arts2002
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Spokane Courts New Admittee CLEConflicts of Interest - Lateral Hires2013
The Military Justice Project Training at Fairchild AFBDefending Debt Collection Actions2011
Intro to the Courts CLEWashington Rules of Professional Conduct 1.1 and 1.32011