Senior Associate, Lara J. Edelstein
Senior Associate, Lara J. Edelstein

Lara J. Edelstein


Areas Of Practice

Lara J. Edelstein is a partner with the firm’s Appellate Practice department based in the Boca Raton office. Ms. Edelstein has extensive experience in appellate law, having argued hundreds of cases in the appellate courts throughout Florida, including the Supreme Court of Florida. Ms. Edelstein is also admitted to practice law in Georgia, where she has handled several appeals.

Lara began her career as an Assistant Attorney General representing the State of Florida in criminal appellate proceedings. Ms. Edelstein also spent ten years as in-house appellate counsel to an automobile insurer where she handled No Fault/Personal Injury Protection appeals and provided litigation support to the staff attorneys. Lara also has experience in first party property cases, bad faith litigation, personal injury and premises liability matters, as well as Workers’ Compensation appeals.

In her free time, Lara enjoys travelling, attending concerts and shows, and watching college football.


  • Florida, 1996
  • Georgia, 1995
  • Court of Appeals of Georgia, 2017
  • The Supreme Court of Georgia, 2018
  • United States Supreme Court, 2008
  • United States District Court
    • Northern District of Florida, 2001
    • Middle District of Florida, 2000
    • Southern District of Florida, 1998
  • United States Court of Appeals, 11th Circuit, 2016


  • The Florida Bar
    • Appellate Practice Section, 2021-present
  • The State Bar of Georgia
    • Appellate Practice Section, 2021-present
  • Florida Defense Lawyers Association, 2023
  • Fourth District Court of Appeal Historical Society, 2021-present
  • North Dade Bar Association, Social Chairperson, 2017-2018

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  • J.D., Western Michigan University, Thomas M. Cooley Law School, 1995
    • Moot Court Board
    • Student Bar Association: Class Senator
    • Highest Grade in Class: Estate Planning, Entertainment Law
    • Dean’s List
  • B.A., Florida State University, 1991

Comprehensive Services

Many cases overlap several areas of law. As a full service law firm, we are able to recognize how one legal discipline impacts another. We work as a team on complex issues that require knowledge of a variety of state and federal laws. This multi-disciplinary approach allows clients to receive the large-firm advantage of access to multiple attorneys in a wide scope of practice areas as well as the hands-on customer service offered by a boutique law firm. In addition to civil litigation, employment law, workers’ compensation defense, commercial law, construction law and appeals, our firm also handles professional liability claims.

Our bilingual staff is available to assist with immigration matters, including consular and removal defenses.