Lara S. Martin, Associate

Creditors Rights, Debt Collection
412-456-8135 fax

Lara S. Martin is an attorney with over six years of experience representing financial institutions, businesses, not-for-profits, corporate debtors and secured and unsecured creditors in commercial, corporate, credit and litigation matters.  Lara has returned to Bernstein-Burkley, P.C. after spending two years gaining additional experience primarily representing financial institutions in consumer and commercial transactions, as well as municipal and not-for-profit agencies.

Prior to joining Bernstein-Burkley, Lara was a pro bono attorney with the Pittsburgh Refugee and Immigrant Assistance Center, a non-profit organization overseen by the Jewish Family & Children’s Service while working part-time for a Pittsburgh insurance defense and legal malpractice defense law firm.  While earning her Juris Doctorate, she was contributing Editor and writer for Juris, Duquesne University School of Law’s magazine as well as a legal intern with the Honorable Maureen Lally-Green, Pennsylvania Superior Court.


  • Admitted to the Bar of Pennsylvania, 2009
  • Admitted to practice before the U.S. District Courts for the Western and Middle Districts of Pennsylvania, 2009
  • Admitted to practice before the United States Supreme Court, 2016
  • Pennsylvania State University (B.A. Communications, 2006)
  • Duquesne University (J.D. Cum Laude, 2009)
  • CUPL China Summer Law Program (Beijing, 2007)
  • Working Proficiency in Spanish

 Affiliations and Memberships:

  • Certified Mediator and Mediator for the Bankruptcy Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania
  • Allegheny County Bar Association, Bankruptcy & Commercial Law Section Council Member
  • Turnaround Management Association – Pittsburgh Chapter NextGen Board Member
  • Treasurer, Kelly Strayhorn Theater
  • National Council of Jewish Women, Advocacy Committee
  • Junior League of Pittsburgh, Director of Marketing and Communications (2014-2015)
  • Certification, Intermediate Grant Writing
  • Certified Crisis Counselor, Crisis Text Line