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Lara Q. PlaisanceLara Plaisance has practiced law since 2008 and focuses her practice on workers' compensation defense. Beginning her career as an associate attorney with MVP in the Workers’ Compensation Defense practice group, she practiced in Missouri, Kansas and Iowa out of the MVP Kansas City office. In 2013 she moved to Iowa as staff counsel for Travelers Insurance to focus her practice exclusively on Iowa workers’ compensation defense. In 2017, Lara returned to private practice and joined a Des Moines firm until her return to MVP, this time in the new Des Moines office.
Lara enjoys working in close collaboration with her clients, looking for opportunities for early resolution, while not shying away from necessary litigation. Lara has been trying workers’ compensation cases in Iowa since 2011 and has extensive experience in resolution through mediation as well. Always seeking ways to provide value added opportunities to her clients, Lara is a frequent presenter at lunch-and-learns, one-on-one claims training sessions, and firm seminars.
Lara is active in her community of Waukee, Iowa as the founder and President of a non-profit organization, Drew’s Crew for Kids and as a member of the Hunger Free Dallas County Coalition. In 2019 Lara was honored as a Des Moines Business Record Forty Under 40 Honoree. Lara and her husband, John, live in Waukee, Iowa with their three sons, two dogs and very little free time.