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Lara A Wilcox

Medical malpractice Attorney at Bainbridge Island, WA

4.5   8 reviews
  • State Years
    Idaho - ID 9 years
    Washington - WA 13 years
  • Licensed for 9 years
    State ID
    Acquired 2015
    Status
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 13 years
    State WA
    Acquired 2010
    Status
    Active No misconduct found

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

About Lara

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Lara Wilcox is a highly experienced Medical Malpractice and Personal Injury Attorney who has dedicated her life to helping injured people. Lara represents clients in matters involving medical malpractice, birth injuries, medical institutional negligence, nursing home neglect, animal attacks, automobile collisions, bicycle and pedestrian injuries, traumatic brain injuries, construction site injuries, injuries on land, and wrongful death claims. She has handled multiple matters through trial and appeal, and has argued cases before the Washington State Court of Appeals and Supreme Court.

Lara is admitted to practice in the states of Washington and Idaho, and the United States District Courts for the Eastern and Western Districts of Washington State. 

Lara received her Juris Doctorate from Gonzaga University School of Law. While attending law school, Lara was a LRW Research Assistant and Rule 9 Intern and achieved a CALI Award for the highest grade in appellate writing.

Lara is an Eagle Member of the Washington State Association for Justice (WSAJ) where she serves on the CLE Committee and as a member of Women of WSAJ. She is also an active member of the American Association for Justice and the Kitsap, Pierce, and Spokane County Bar Associations.

Lara is an avid sailor, scuba diver, and skier. In their spare time, Lara and her husband Jon enjoy exploring the Salish Sea and Vancouver Island above and below the water.

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Location

Otorowski, Morrow & Golden PLLC
298 Winslow Way W
Bainbridge Island, WA, 98110

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Reviews

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Posted by anonymous | March 20, 2024
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Amazing
When pressed with a deadline to complete an insurance claim Lara was a huge help in guiding me through the process. She was fast, efficient and what I thought would take days she completed in about an hour. I’m sure she had more pressing matters but she made me feel like I was the priority. Thank you so much for all your help!
Response from Lara Wilcox March 25, 2024
Thank you very much for your kind words. It was a pleasure meeting you, and I am so glad I was able to be of assistance.
Posted by Rebecca | April 17, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
My car accident
Elizabeth Wilcox was so amazing for my case! I got into a car accident that wasn’t my fault and throughout the whole process of this case she was so supportive and was always willing to hear everything and take it to heart. I would go back to her in a heartbeat! I would 10/10 recommend!
Response from Lara Wilcox April 18, 2019
Rebecca, thank you so very much for your kind review. It is truly a pleasure to know you and I am privileged to have been able to assist you with your case. I hope you will call on me if I can ever be of assistance to you in any way.
Posted by Jeannette | April 9, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Changed our lives
We hired Lara and her team because my husband was hit by a drunk driver. Lara was efficient and did everything she could to make sure we received the help my husband deserved. I feel like we gained friends for life after this chaos in our lives. We are thankful for the hard work they put into making sure my husband and I got the best service. Thank you Lara and team, y'all are amazing :)
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Response from Lara Wilcox April 18, 2019
Jeanette, thank you for the fantastic review! I think the world of the two of you and I am so thankful to have gotten to know you. It was a privilege to have the opportunity help you with your case. I wish you the very best and hope we can continue to keep in touch. Please do not hesitate to call on me if our firm can ever be of assistance to you in any way.
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Posted by Robert | July 2, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
A truly remarkable attorney
I was involved in a serious car wreck where I was rear ended by a man going 45 mph while I was at a complete stop. The past few months have been very rough for me as I recover. Through this time Lara has always been available to answer my questions and concerns. I'm not treated as just another client but as someone she is fighting for. I highly recommend Lara Wilcox to handle your case. You will not be disappointed.
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Posted by anonymous | November 26, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Brilliant, Compassionate, Humble, & Successful
I chose Lara after looking at the best reviews of attorneys in my area (Seattle). I can't speak highly enough about her. She is everything you would want in an attorney: educated, intelligent, experienced, discerning, socially and emotionally competent, and invested in your case. I was surprised when I spoke to her to ask some questions after she was on board because her time is very valuable and she never communicated that. She also fought for justice in my case, and I was completely satisfied. If I ever could recommend an attorney to have in your corner, I wouldn't waste any more time-- Lara is supreme.
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Posted by Paul | August 24, 2014
Excellent attorney!
Lara was extremely helpful throughout the entire process. She is very knowledgeable and very thorough. I had no idea what to expect with my case but she kept me informed every step of the way and made everything easy to understand. Lara did an outstanding job.
Posted by Aaron | January 3, 2012
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Lara is an excellent attorney in every aspect and very professional. I would be out allot of money from a shady rental company and have bad credit if it wasn't for Lara. She has helped my girlfriend and I on a few legal matters and she was very informative of our rights and the law when it comes to creditors and collections and we will continue having her represent us if i ever need an attorney in the future. I highly recommend her
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Posted by Jen | April 6, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Angry Incompetent
I had a personal injury case and was referred to Lara Wilcox by my chiropractor. I think she works with them to get business. I regret to say worst decision. Bad representation and I changed luckily to another attorney who saved my case. I think it stems from her lack of experience and just a “superiority” complex. I felt she was not level headed and at times very condescending when I would ask questions that of course I am not an attorney and wouldn’t know the details pertaining to the law. She didn’t take her time in negotiations. I will not refer anyone to this attorney.
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Response from Lara Wilcox April 18, 2019
We're sorry you felt compelled to share an unfortunate experience. This matter does not sound familiar. The Ledger Law Firm strives for the utmost client satisfaction in every case. Perhaps there was a misunderstanding. Please contact our firm directly to discuss your specific concerns so that we will have a better understanding of what went wrong and ensure that we are providing best service to our clients in the future.
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Cost

Rates
  • Contingency 33%-45%

Resume

AVVO RATING 9.8 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Otorowski, Morrow & Golden, PLLC
  • 2019 - Present
  • Associate Attorney
  • Ledger & Associates
  • 2017 - 2019
  • Associate Attorney
  • GLP Attorneys, P.S., Inc.
  • 2016 - 2017
  • Associate Attorney
  • Craig Swapp & Associates
  • 2014 - 2016
  • Associate Attorney
  • Kirkpatrick & Startzel, PS
  • 2013 - 2014
  • Paralegal/Associate
  • Law Office of Joseph A. Blumel III, P.S.
  • 2012 - 2013
  • Attorney
  • Law Office of Lara A. Strandberg
  • 2011 - 2012
  • Rule 9 Intern
  • Gonzaga University Legal Assistance
  • 2008 - 2009
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Education

  • Gonzaga University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2009
  • Western Washington University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2002

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Payne, et al. v. Pritchard, et al.
  • $343,192.26 verdict reduced by 80% contributory fault.
  • Confidential Settlement, Kitsap County Superior Court Case
  • Settlement for dual policy limits and excess personal funds from the underinsured defendant.
  • K.W. v. M.M.
  • $900,000.00 Settlement
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Associations

  • SuperLawyers
  • Member
  • 2024 - Present
  • Washington State Association for Justice CLE Committee
  • Member
  • 2023 - Present
  • Tacoma Pierce County Bar Association
  • Attorney Member
  • 2019 - Present
  • Kitsap County Bar Association
  • Attorney Member
  • 2019 - Present
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of Washington
  • Attorney Member
  • 2019 - Present
  • American Association for Justice
  • Attorney Member
  • 2016 - Present
  • Idaho State Bar
  • Attorney Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • Washington State Association for Justice
  • Eagle Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • United States District Court for the Eastern District of Washington
  • Attorney Member
  • 2011 - Present
  • Spokane County Bar Association
  • Attorney Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • Washington State Association for Justice, Women of WSAJ (WOW) Section
  • Attorney Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • Washington State Bar Association
  • Attorney Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • King County Bar Association
  • Attorney Member
  • 2017 - 2019
  • Washington State Bar Association Solo and Small Practice Section
  • Attorney Member
  • 2017 - 2019
  • King County Bar Association Solo and Small Practice Section
  • Attorney Member
  • 2017 - 2019
  • Washington State Association for Justice, Awards Committee
  • Attorney Member
  • 2016 - 2016
  • Washington State Association for Justice, Development Committee
  • Attorney Member
  • 2016 - 2017
  • American Bar Association
  • Attorney Member
  • 2013 - 2015
  • Spokane County Bar Association, Young Lawyers Division
  • Trustee
  • 2012 - 2016
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • CALI Award in Legal Research and Writing
  • Center for Computer Assisted Legal Instruction
  • 2009

Publications

  • Trial News Washington State Trial Lawyers
  • A Prescription for Safety: Consultant Pharmacists' Role in Preventing Harmful Mistakes
  • 2016

Speaking Engagements

  • WSAJ Winter Conference
  • Deposition Abuses and How to Deal with Them
  • 2023
  • WSAJ Getting Started Series
  • Basics of Wrongful Death and Survival Actions
  • 2023
  • Spokane Courts New Admittee CLE
  • Shieldingt New Lawyers from Conflict Cases
  • 2016
  • Spokane Courts New Admittee CLE
  • Conflicts of Interest - Lateral Hires
  • 2013
  • The Military Justice Project Training at Fairchild AFB
  • Defending Debt Collection Actions
  • 2011
  • Intro to the Courts CLE
  • Washington Rules of Professional Conduct 1.1 and 1.3
  • 2011
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Attorney endorsements

Received (13)
Given (15)
Endorse Lara
Personal injury Attorney | Jan 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Lara is an intelligent, thoughtful attorney who will take your legal issues seriously. She is persistent and has an excellent work ethic. I highly recommend Lara for folks with personal injury and auto accident claims."
Personal injury Attorney | Sep 26
Relationship: Co-worker
"Lara is a compassionate and vigorous advocate for her client. I highly recommend her."
Personal injury Attorney | Aug 24
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Lara is an absolute professional and sharp as a tack. She is experienced, knowledgable, and a fierce advocate for every client. Her attention to detail and writing skills are unparalleled. We worked together for a year, and every time I was there on a Saturday, I saw her, too; her tireless work ethic is both impressive and admirable."
Personal injury Attorney | Jun 13
Relationship: Supervised lawyer
"I have had the pleasure to work with Lara since she joined GLP Attorneys in its Seattle office, and have seen first-hand the work she does on her cases. She is a passionate and tireless advocate for her personal injury clients, and I endorse her."
Unknown Attorney | Feb 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Personal injury Attorney | Jan 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"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."
Contracts and agreements Attorney | Nov 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Lara is a highly skilled and extremely thorough attorney. I recommend her without hesitation."
Personal injury Attorney | Jun 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Lara is a fantastic attorney. She has an amazing ability to look closely at the facts and apply legal precedent to achieve the best outcome for her clients. I recommend her."
Unknown Attorney | Dec 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Lara is a smart, dedicated, and ambitious attorney. Her natural talent for legal work, her commitment to providing clients with exceptional service, and her professional demeanor are all readily apparent. Lara has an especially strong background in personal injury litigation--indeed, her experience with such cases pre-dates her entry into law school. I highly recommend Lara."
Litigation Attorney | Sep 13
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer.Lara has the ability to compassionately deal with her clients while also be a strong advocate. She easily grasps the legal issues of a case and can then determine the most advantageous course for her client . I highly recommend her."
Personal injury Attorney | Aug 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Lara is one of the most intelligent, committed, hard-working attorneys out there. I have seen her argue in Supreme Court and consulted with her on many cases. She is an avid advocate, fearless litigator and wonderful attorney. I absolutely endorse Lara Wilcox."
Unknown Attorney | Aug 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Lara is dedicated to the rights of consumers. She is always thoroughly prepared, and her knowledge of consumer law is impressive. She has a wonderful spirit of service in her work, which is refreshing."
Debt settlement Attorney | Aug 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have worked with Lara in a number of groups and I have been impressed by her ability to come up with creative and effective ways to solve problems. She has a good head on her shoulders and I believe that this translates into excellent advocacy skills."
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Bainbridge Island Medical malpractice Lawyer Lara A Wilcox
Lara A Wilcox
Medical malpractice Attorney
Bainbridge Island, WA
Licensed for 13 years