San Diego
101 W. Broadway
Suite 2000
San Diego, CA 92101

San Francisco
275 Battery Street
Suite 2000
San Francisco, CA 94111


J.D., Harvard Law School

  • Journal of Law and Technology

B.A., with highest distinction, University of California, Berkeley

  • Departmental Citation, Phi Beta Kappa


The Best Lawyers in America© distinction in Litigation - Intellectual Property (2020)

Tribute to Women & Industry (TWIN) Award

Super Lawyers Pro Bono Award Nominee

San Diego Transcript Young Attorney Award

Western Center on Law and Poverty Fair Shake Award

Lara S. Garner is a Partner in the Intellectual Property practice group. Her practice emphasizes business and IP litigation and client counseling. She represents and advises businesses, from technology startups to well-established multi-national corporations, in a broad range of matters including contract and privacy issues, all aspects of intellectual property: patents, copyrights, trade secrets, and trademarks; unfair competition including antitrust and trade secrets; and commercial litigation.

Ms. Garner is a trial attorney, experienced in all phases of litigation in state and federal court as well as in post-grant proceedings at the USPTO. She works with her clients to develop strategies to maximize the value of their intellectual property through acquisition and licensing in addition to enforcement.

In her practice, Ms. Garner has handled matters involving diverse technologies including hardware and software, from eCommerce to audio and video compression to graphical user interfaces, encryption, authentication, search and database among other technologies, as well as medical and mechanical devices. Ms. Garner has previous technical experience with Electro Scientific Industries, Inc., and Dynamotion Corporation.


U.S. Court of Appeals, Federal Circuit
U.S. District Court, Southern District of California
U.S. District Court, Eastern District of California
U.S. District Court, Central District of California
U.S. District Court, Northern District of California
U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Texas

Community Involvement

University of San Diego Law School, Adjunct Professor
Federal Bar Association
Barrister in the J. Clifford Wallace Inn of Court
Athena San Diego
Forums For Executive Women (FEW), 1:1 Mentoring Program
Pinnacle Scholarship Selection Committee
Western Center on Law and Poverty, Board Member