• North Carolina State University – Paralegal I and II Certificates
  • Elon University – B.S., Public Administration

Lara Wilson serves as Office Manager and Legal Assistant for the firm’s Raleigh location.

In her role at the firm, Lara provides operational and legal support to the firm’s attorneys, setting new standards for professionalism and responsiveness for the benefit of Forrest Firm clients across the state of North Carolina.

Prior to joining the Forrest Firm, Ms. Wilson served a four-year stint as a legal assistant at Blue LLP of Raleigh. During her time at Blue, Lara’s work spanned multiple practice areas, including litigation (appeals, commercial, financial services, unfair competition), criminal defense (drug, sex, and violent crimes; federal crimes; white collar crimes), catastrophic injury (medical malpractice, motor vehicle accidents, personal injury and wrongful death), and corporate/transactional law (commercial and residential real estate, contracts, estate planning, financial transactions).

Earlier in her career, Lara developed strong client service and implementation skills as a corporate events manager at HAHT Commerce, as well as her roles as account manager, events manager, and corporate trainer at Medic Computer Systems. She also taught preschool at Raleigh’s Christ Church.