Lara Cullinane-Smith - Senior Counsel

Lara Cullinane-Smith is Senior Counsel in Tyson & Mendes’ San Diego office. Her practice focuses on general liability and medical malpractice. Ms. Cullinane-Smith has extensive litigation experience representing clients in state and federal matters and has brought a wide variety of cases to successful resolutions through settlement and in the courts.

Ms. Cullinane-Smith’s successes include settling a multi-million dollar negligence claim against a real estate developer client for less than $40,000, attaining a large settlement for cross-claimant clients from their former business partners in an action originally brought against them all by their former landlord, and successfully preventing clients from being brought in as defendants in professional negligence actions.

Ms. Cullinane-Smith graduated cum laude with her B.S. in Business Administration from the University of San Francisco and obtained her J.D. from Emory University School of Law where she was a member of the Moot Court team.

In her free time, Ms. Cullinane-Smith enjoys spending time with her family and traveling extensively.  Her latest journeys have included sailing on a historic three-mast schooner in Mexico and whale watching off the coast of Canada.

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