Kara Rachel Lavy

rlavy@hgplaw.com

Kara Rachel Lavy’s primary practice includes the following areas of Litigation: Personal Injury, Real Estate Tax Liens, and Immigration. She has been a practicing attorney since 2008 and is admitted to the state bars of California, New York and Arizona.

Mrs. Lavy holds two Bachelor of Arts degrees in Law & Society and Spanish from the University of California Santa Barbara, where she graduated with the highest honors and Phi Beta Kappa. She also attained a degree in Hispanic Studies from the University of Barcelona. Mrs. Lavy received her Juris Doctorate degree from the California Western School of Law in San Diego, California. While at Cal Western, Mrs. Lavy was the recipient of the Creative Problem Solving Scholarship and the Pro Bono Honors Award, a member of the Dean’s Honor List, and published a scholarly article in an International law trade journal.

Mrs. Lavy experience includes service as a court-appointed attorney in the Superior Court of California, Deputy District Attorney with the District Attorney’s Office in Santa Clara, California and a trial attorney in her own firm. Mrs. Lavy’s experience, dedication, and skills are matched only by her commitment to excellence. Knowing that individuals come to her in their darkest hour, she has the compassion and understanding to completely help each client. Consequently, she takes the time to carefully explain the process to her clients. Mrs. Lavy’s goal is to have her clients leave the office feeling empowered and in control of their case.

Mrs. Lavy has given competent legal counsel to the indigent community through the Contra Costa Criminal Conflict Program, and most recently, Manhattan’s 18B Felony Panel. Additionally, she has traveled to Mexico City to teach a Trial Advocacy course pro bono to Federal Prosecutors, Police and experts.  She has served as a guest legal expert on civil litigation for a National Public Radio program “Your Legal Rights”.

Mrs. Lavy is fully bilingual in Spanish and English.

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