As a partner at Oatley Vigmond, Lara Fitzgerald-Husek uses her empathy, creativity, and trial experience to connect with her clients and help them move forward after trauma. Lara focuses her practice solely on personal injury, and she is determined to get her clients the best possible outcome—the one they deserve.
Lara completed her undergraduate degree at the University of Toronto and obtained her Juris Doctor and MPA at Queen’s University. She was called to the bar in 2013 and joined Oatley Vigmond after practicing insurance defence at a leading national firm. Her experience representing Canada’s largest insurers has provided Lara with valuable insight into personal injury claims, allowing her to better serve her clients.
Lara’s personal injury practice means she often meets people at the lowest point in their lives. Her compassion for their situation, and her determination to help them, is what drives her to successfully defend the rights of critically injured individuals and their families. Her practice focuses on motor vehicle accidents, accident benefits, medical malpractice, occupier’s liability, product liability, and long-term disability claims. “What matters to my clients,” she says, “is what matters to me.”
When Lara is not practicing personal injury law, she is steadily working through a culinary degree at George Brown college, hiking with her dog Finnegan, and practicing urban gardening.
Lara is a member of the Advocates’ Society, Ontario Bar Association, and the Medico-Legal Society of Toronto and is frequently a guest speaker at their conferences.
Lara has completed the prestigious International Business Law program at the Bader International Study Centre in England.