Des Moines Office

Phone: (515) 244-0111
Direct: (515) 697-4256
Fax: (515) 244-8935
Email: Lara Q. Plaisance

Paralegal:
Rachel Halvorson
Direct: (515) 697-4382

Lara Q. Plaisance

Areas of Practice:

  • Workers' Compensation

Bar Admissions:

  • Iowa, 2010
  • Kansas, 2009
  • Missouri, 2008

Education:

  • University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Law
    • Doctor of Jurisprudence, cum laude, 2008
    • UMKC Law Review Articles & Symposia Editor
    • Research Assistant
    • CALI Award in Supreme Court Seminar
    • Second Century Scholar & Non-resident Scholar
    • Association for Women Law Students, Special Events Coordinator
    • UMKC Law School Emissary
  • University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa
    • Bachelor of Arts, English and Journalism & Mass Communication, with honors, 2002
    • Jess Gorkin Magazine Scholarship Recipient

Public Service:

  • Drew's Crew for Kids
    • Founder and President of Board of Directors
  • Eat Greater Des Moines
    • Board Member
  • Hunger Free Dallas County
    • Member, Leadership Team
  • Kiwanis Club of Waukee
    • Member

Publications:

  • Will You Still . . . When I’m Sixty-Four? Adult Children’s Legal Obligations to Aging Parents, 21 J. Am. Acad. Matrim. Law. 245 (2008).
  • You Want Fries With That Shake? The Sexual Harrasment of and Discrimination Against Teenage Workers, 77 UMKC L. Rev. 227 (2008).