Dara Hegar, a Houston native, brought her expertise in complex litigation and trial coordination to the Lanier Law Firm in 1999. She is a Managing Attorney in the Houston office. She represents clients in each of the firm’s practice areas with a focus on trial coordination in complex litigation matters. While Mrs. Hegar’s proficiency spans across all of the firm's practice areas, her specialty is providing specific insight that has resulted in many significant verdicts and settlements.
Admitted to the Texas bar in 1998, she received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science with honors from Texas A&M University in 1995. She received her Master of Arts degree in International Relations and her law degree from St. Mary's University, where she served with distinction as Associate Editor of the Law Journal in 1998. She further served as briefing attorney to the Honorable Richard H. Edelman at the Fourteenth Court of Appeals from 1998 through 1999, before joining the Lanier Law Firm.
Mrs. Hegar has been named a "Rising Star" in the legal community eight times by Texas Monthly, receiving the honor each year from 2006 through 2013. She also was named a "Top 100 Trial Lawyer" in 2013 by The National Trial Lawyers.
She is a member of the Houston Bar Association, the State Bar of Texas, and Texas Young Lawyers Association.
She resides in Katy, Texas with her husband, Glenn, and their three children. Mrs. Hegar is an active member of her church as well as assisting the Christ Clinic of Katy, which provides medical services for the poor and indigent.