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Lara L. Kapalla-Bondi





Michigan State University College of Law, J.D., 2004

Albion College, B.A., 1998

Bar Admissions

Court Admissions

U.S. Supreme Court 

U.S. Court of Appeals

  • Sixth Circuit

U.S. District Courts

  • Eastern District of Michigan
  • Western District of Michigan

Lara Kapalla-Bondi is a litigator specializing in commercial contract disputes and real estate disputes. She has litigated and negotiated resolutions in a wide range of matters, including disputes over multi-million dollar construction projects, real estate development, zoning, freight transportation, supply chain, and utility fees. Her clients span a wide range of industries, including insurance, software, real estate development, automotive, education and municipalities. Lara routinely recommends changed practices for clients, and drafts contract provisions, ordinances and other documents to help clients meet their business objectives and avoid future litigation.


State Bar of Michigan Pro Bono Honor Roll, 2020-present

DBusiness Magazine, Top Lawyers: Appellate Law, Banking and Finance Litigation & Real Estate Litigation, 2020-present

Michigan Super Lawyers, Rising Star, General Litigation, 2013

Michigan State University College of Law, summa cum laude; Jurisprudence Awards; Law Review; Moot Court; Best Brief; Fordham Securities Law Competition; Finalist, John Marshall I.T. & Privacy Law Competition; Scholarship Recipient from American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, Michigan Chapter

Albion College, magna cum laude; Phi Beta Kappa

Professional Activities

American Bar Association, Real Property Section; Litigation Section

State Bar of Michigan, Litigation Section

Ingham County Bar Association

Michigan Defense Trial Counsel

Civic, Cultural & Social Activities

Bloomfield Hills Parent Organization Counsel, Member of the Executive Board, 2020-2021


"Some Assembly Required: Why States Should Not Adopt the ALI's System of Presumptive Alimony Awards in its Current Form" (Printed in 2004 Michigan State Law Review 207)