Lara Z. Moriarty

Lara Z. Moriarty


Office: Sacramento, CA
Phone: 916-724-5700

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Lara Z. Moriarty is a partner at the Sacramento office of Koeller, Nebeker, Carlson & Haluck, LLP. Lara’s areas of expertise includes: general liability defense matters, including insurance defense litigation, personal injury, business litigation, and contract disputes.

Lara has significant trial experience, having prepared for and tried numerous state and federal trials. She began her career defending public entities and law enforcement agencies in Section 1983 actions. Lara continued her litigation career practicing primarily in insurance and personal injury defense, to include practicing as in-house counsel for a large national insurance company for several years. She is also highly experienced in Alternative Dispute Resolution efforts, such as mediations, settlement conferences, and non-binding arbitrations.

Outside of work, Lara enjoys spending time with her husband and three children. She is involved in her children's sports teams, school projects and community.


  • University of California, Santa Barbara, 1995 - B.A.
  • New England School of Law, 2000 - J.D.

States Licensed to Practice

  • State Bar of New Mexico, 2001
  • State Bar of California, 2006
  • New Mexico Supreme Court, 2001
  • U.S. District Court, District of New Mexico, 2003
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Tenth Circuit, 2003
  • California Supreme Court, 2006
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of California, 2006
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit, 2006

Areas of Practice

  • General Legal Defense
  • Government Tort Liability