Rusty Hardin & Associates, LLP
Lara Hollingsworth has spent more than 20 years helping both individuals and corporations strategically navigate legal and appellate issues from beginning to end. Her mastery of the intricacies of complex legal and procedural issues has enabled her to produce substantial — and consistent — favorable results. Mrs. Hollingsworth’s many clients have come to rely on her strong strategic counsel, as well as her ability to maximize their chances of success, whether at trial or on appeal.
Recent cases that Mrs. Hollingsworth has been involved in include representing Enterprise Property Co. in a commercial property dispute involving the former Houston Chronicle building in downtown Houston. Here, she played a key role in securing a significant judgment establishing her client’s property rights, enabling it to move forward with planned development. Mrs. Hollingsworth helped Rice University obtain an opinion from the Texas Supreme Court confirming the immunity status of the university’s state-commissioned peace officers. She also represented four Baylor University regents in high-profile lawsuits brought by two former Baylor employees, including former football coach Art Briles.
A native of Houston, Mrs. Hollingsworth comes from a family of attorneys. She attended Baylor University, where she received a Bachelor of Arts in history. She later attended Baylor Law School, graduating magna cum laude. After graduating, she clerked for the late Judge Sam D. Johnson on the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit, as well as the late Justice James A. Baker of the Texas Supreme Court. Mrs. Hollingsworth worked at both Carrington Coleman in Dallas and Hudgins, Hudgins & Warrick, before joining the Rusty Hardin team.
Mrs. Hollingsworth is licensed to practice in the state of Texas, the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit, the United States Court of Appeals for the 10th Circuit and the United States Supreme Court.