Professional Affiliations

  • San Antonio Trial Lawyers Association – Treasurer & Founder of the Women’s Caucus
  • Bexar County Women’s Bar Association – President-Elect
  • Texas Trial Lawyers Association – Vice President of Legal Education & Board Member
  • Fellow, Texas Bar Foundation

Bar Admission

  • Texas State Bar, 2014
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas, 2015
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas, 2016
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas, 2016


  • Carson-Newman University, Bachelor of Liberal Arts in Political Science and Spanish, summa cum laude, 2010 
  • St. Mary’s University School of Law, J.D., magna cum laude, 2014

Honors & Awards

  • Belva Lockwood Outstanding Young Lawyer Award, Bexar County Women’s Bar Foundation, 2022
  • Reich Chandler Outstanding Advocate Award, Texas Trial Lawyers Association, 2022
  • Scene in SA, Best Personal Injury Lawyers, Outstanding Women in Law, Rising Star
  • Top 10 Under 10, St. Mary’s University School of Law, 2019
  • Top 40 Under 40, National Trial Lawyers, 2019-2023
  • John M. Harlan Honor Society

Publications & Presentations

  • Through the Backdoor: Manipulating Assumption of Risk and Contributory Negligence to Apply in Texas Nonsubscriber Causes of Action, 16 Scholar 59 (2013).
  • Being a “Bad Ass” Trial Attorney, Bexar County Women’s Bar, May 2016
  • Medical Affidavits & Unsworn Declarations: Dealing with Medical Records, Bills, & Their Admissibility, SATLA Legal Staff CLE, July 2016, & SATLA CLE Luncheon, October 2016
  • Why You Should Love Discovery, Bexar County Women’s Bar, June 2017
  • On the Horizon: Technology in Litigation, Bexar County Women’s Bar, June 2018
  • Good, Cheap, and Fast: Medical and Billing Records, SATLA Legal Staff CLE, July 2018
  • Seven Wonders of a Millennial World: YouTubeVersity and Using the Internet to Improve Cases, TTLA Annual CLE, December 2019
  • What you Need to Know About Millennials and Gen Z, TTLA Car Wrecks CLE, February 2020
  • How to Lose Your Case in 10 Ways, PartnerSource Annual CLE, October 2020
  • What you Absolutely Need to Know about Arbitration in Nonsubscriber Cases, TTLA Annual CLE, November 2020
  • A Guy Walks Into a Bar… Ouch! Practical & Ethical Considerations in Personal Injury Litigation in Texas, Bexar County Women’s Bar Foundation, 2022
  • What’s Your Relationship Status? Defining Employment Status to Pursue Work Injury and Vicarious Liability Claims in Texas, State Bar of Texas: Advanced Personal Injury Seminar, 2022

Lara Brock

Lara Brock is a native of Roanoke, Virginia. She graduated sixth in her class from St. Mary’s University School of Law in May 2014. She received her undergraduate degree in Political Science and Spanish from Carson-Newman University in Tennessee, graduating summa cum laude with honors.
While attending St. Mary’s University School of Law, Lara was a staff writer and then Managing Executive Editor for The Scholar: St. Mary’s University’s Law Review on Race and Social Justice. While in law school, she authored a published article on non-subscriber law, in which she advocated for the rights of injured Texas workers.
Lara has worked with the Espinoza Law Firm since March 2011 and has focused her practice on non-subscriber injury cases, third party injury cases, and employment discrimination and retaliation cases. In doing so, she has presented cases at trial, has presented cases to arbitrators with the American Arbitration Association and Judicial Workforce Arbitrations, and has presented written appeals and oral argument before the Fourth Court of Appeals. She serves as Treasurer of the San Antonio Trial Lawyers Association and President-Elect of the Bexar County Women’s Bar Association. In 2016, Lara founded the Women’s Caucus for the San Antonio Trial Lawyers Association and is a steering committee member of the Women’s Caucus of the Texas Trial Lawyers Association. From 2021 through 2023, Lara serves as the Vice President of Continuing Legal Education for the Texas Trial Lawyers Association.
When not at work, Lara enjoys spending time at the lake with her husband, Ryan, and two young children, Sloane and John Asher.

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