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Lara Herrmann

Car accident Attorney at Tacoma, WA

5.0   4 reviews
  • Licensed for 23 years
    State WA
    Acquired 2000
    Active No misconduct found

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About Lara

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Lara Herrmann, a third-generation trial lawyer, zealously represents victims of aviation disasters, wrongful death, medical malpractice and other cases of personal injury. Martindale-Hubbell recently acknowledged Lara for her 20 years of service. As owner and CEO of Herrmann Law Group, she cares deeply about HLG clients.

Currently, Lara is advocating for victim families in the two crashes of Boeing 737 Max 8 aircraft in Indonesia and Ethiopia. In June of 2019, Lara and her father Charles Herrmann were invited to speak at an international aviiton law symposium at Addis Ababa University in Ethiopia. Their talk included information for victim families in the crash of Ethiopian Airlines Flight 302.

Working with the team at HLG, Lara also represents victims from the Amtrak Cascades passenger train that derailed in Du Pont, Washington, students from the University of Washington marching band who were injured when their school bus overturned, and victims of vaping. HLG filed the first vaping lawsuit in Washington State.

Lara, a “Super Lawyer,” earned “Rising Star” status three times in Washington Law & Politics. She was also named one of the Top 100 trial lawyers in the United States by National Trial Lawyers and one of the top 500 consumer lawyers by Law Dragon magazine. She focuses on fast results and just compensation for her clients, whether they were injured in a mass casualty disaster or an auto accident. On every case, she is committed to the care clients deserve.

Lara has won millions of dollars in compensation for HLG clients. She had advocated for injured and deceased victims in some of the world’s most tragic mass-casualty disasters, including the mid-air explosion of China Airlines CI 611, the crash of China Air flight CA 129 in Korea, and the crash landing of Asiana Air 214 in San Francisco. You read more about these aviation disasters in the firm record.

Along with Charles Herrmann and civil rights attorney Ben Crump, Lara represented the parents of Antonio Zambrano Montes who was shot and killed by police officers in Pasco, Washington in an excessive use of force case.

Recently, Lara and HLG won more than nine million dollars for their clients in the “Ride the Ducks” case where a tour vehicle collided with a bus in Seattle, Washington.

A trial lawyer in the tradition of her father and grandfather, Lara is driven by the values of her family. Her grandfather, former Washington State Senator and Insurance Commissioner Karl Herrmann, was a strong advocate for those who needed justice, Lara is proud to continue the family tradition of advocating for the injured.

Lara has made it a priority to volunteer her time to causes that promote the best of the legal world. To this end, Lara created the Seattle University School of Law Woman of the Year Award to honor outstanding women in the legal field, served as a leader in Washington Women Lawyers, and taught trial skills at the Trial Advocacy Program for Louisiana State University Law School.

Lara lives in Tacoma, Washington with her two children, Amelia and John. In her free time, she enjoys staying active and creative outlets. She plays tennis, ballroom dances, and studies painting.

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Herrmann Law Group
1535 Tacoma Avenue South
Tacoma, WA, 98402-1805
Herrmann Law Group
505 5th Ave S #330
Seattle, WA, 98104
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Posted by Eliza | August 16, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Phenomenal Personal Injury Attorney!
Lara Herrmann & her entire team absolutely rock! This is the first time I’ve ever hired an attorney and, under the advice of my chiropractor, I’m so glad I did! Lara is not only a top notch attorney but she’s also honest, caring, personable & compassionate. The entire team possesses a rare balance of both heart & intelligence. I cannot stress enough to use these guys...they are simply that good!
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Posted by anonymous | March 10, 2014
Took the weight of the world off my shoulders
I was attempting to manage my own case, and realized I was out of my depth. When Lara took over, the weight of the world was lifted from my shoulders, and I was able to focus on healing from the accident. She has both great intelligence and great compassion. I recommend her whole-heartedly.
Posted by Katrina Alston | June 4, 2012
Lara Herrmann has my highest recommendation
Lara Herrmann is top notch and has earned my highest recommendation. She handled my case with such ease, and I was able to get the medical care that I needed. She can be very hands on, or in my case, I preferred to do everything over the phone and electronically. They were amazing, so on top of it and not once did I have to follow up with them to check on where they were at in the process. She will relieve you from many, many headaches and provide the advice you are seeking. I have already referred them two cases, and I plan to continue to send close friends and family their way.
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Posted by Rhiannon | April 7, 2011
A very pleasant experience! I highly recommend Lara Herrmann
Over a decade ago I was in an auto accident and I didn't hire a lawyer. Now, after being represented by Lara and her staff, I know what a huge mistake I made. I never had to worry about any of details, everything was handled for for me. I could take the time I needed to focus on recovering and healing. Lara is professional and aggressive, exactly what I expect in an attorney. She always put my interests first. I am so impressed how smoothly everything was handled by her team. I will recommend Lara Herrmann to everyone I know who needs representation.
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AVVO RATING 8.5 (Excellent)


  • Seattle University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2000
  • Washington State University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1995

Sample of Legal Cases

  • PenAir Flight 3296
  • Pending
  • University of Washington Bus Crash
  • Pending
  • Amtrak Train Derailment
  • Pending
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  • Washington Women Lawyers
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  • American Immigration Lawyers Association
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  • Tacoma Pierce County Bar Association
  • Member
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  • King County Bar Association
  • Member
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  • Washington State Bar Association
  • Member
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  • Washington State Association for Justice
  • Eagle Member
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • National Trial Lawyers Association
  • 2019
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2009
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2006
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2005
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Speaking Engagements

  • International Symposium on Aviation Accident Law
  • Aviation Accident Law
  • 2019

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Personal injury Attorney | Aug 22
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"Lara is an amazing lawyer. She deeply cares about each of her clients and it shows in her work. Her wealth of knowledge in management and legal work is second to none. I could not ask for a better managing attorney."
Unknown Attorney | May 22
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"Lara is my boss, so you may think this endorsement is biased. Maybe, but we do work in different departments so I think I can be reasonably objective. Lara is a master of personal injury. She's been working in this area for decades. She knows the process forwards and backwards. She's also one of the most compassionate and empathetic human beings I've ever met. Her emotional intelligence and communication abilities are off the charts. When she is your assigned lawyer, you will feel completely comfortable knowing a skilled, experienced attorney is working on the case, and you will also feel comfortable because she is an excellent communicator who can tell you exactly what is going on."
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Tacoma Car accident Lawyer Lara Herrmann
Lara Herrmann
Car accident Attorney
Tacoma, WA
Licensed for 23 years