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Mara H. Cohara - Kansas City, MO

2345 Grand BoulevardSuite 2200 Kansas City, MO 64108

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Updated: 01/07/2014

Kansas City Charitable Organizations Lawyer


Ms. Cohara leads the toxic and mass tort department at Lathrop & Gage. She focuses her practice on litigation matters involving toxic tort, nuisance, product liability, premises liability, breach of warranty and other commercial issues. She has significant experience coordinating large-scale “bet the company” matters and defending high-profile lawsuits that involve media and community attention.

Ms. Cohara defends companies in jury trials, mediations and arbitrations...

About Mara H. Cohara

Current Employment Position(s)

  • Partner

Practice Areas

  • Charitable Organizations
  • Tort Litigation
  • Personal Injury/Products Liability
  • Toxic Tort Litigation
  • Business Litigation
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Insurance Analysis and Recovery for Policyholders
  • Environmental
  • Insurance Analysis & Recovery for Policyholders
  • Toxic and Mass Tort
  • Toxic Tort


Bar Admissions

  • Kansas, 2002
  • Missouri, 2001

Other Affiliations

  • Platte County Bar Association 2010-2012
  • Agricultural Business Council of Kansas City 2010-2011
  • Tiger Scholarship Fund Member
  • Heartland Women's Leadership Counsel (HWLC) - Board Member 2011-2012
  • 2010 Greater Missouri Leadership Challenge
  • UMKC Law Alumni Association; Board of Directors, 2004-2005; Director of Membership, 2006-2008; Secretary/Treasurer 2010-2011, VP/President Elect, 2011-2012
  • Lawyers Association of Kansas City, President, 2008-2009; President-Elect, 2007; YLS-Board Member, 2003-2005
  • Lawyers Encouraging Academic Performance (LEAP), Board Member, 2008-2011
  • Northland Regional Chamber of Commerce, 2007-2008
  • Kansas City Tomorrow 2005-2006
  • Kansas City Tomorrow Alumni Board Member 2006-2008
  • The Missouri Bar, Young Lawyers Section
  • Inns of UMKC-Coordinating Master, 2004-2005, Inn Master 2007-2008
  • Heartland Health Advocates, Inc., Board Member 2007-2008
  • The Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association
  • American Bar Association, Tort Litigation Section
  • Women's Foundation - 360 Degrees of Giving
  • Kansas City Association for Women Lawyers
  • Inn of Court
  • President, UMKC Student Bar Association, 2000-2001


  • University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Law, Kansas City, Missouri, 2001
    Honors: With Distinction
  • University of Missouri-Columbia, 1998
    Honors: summa cum laude


Published Works

  • Lathrop & Gage Promotes Six Attorneys to Partner Status, 2009
  • Lathrop & Gage Hosts Santa Snow Ball for LAKC, 2008
  • Lathrop & Gage Wins High-Stakes Jury Trial for Agriculture Industry, 2007

Office Information


2345 Grand BoulevardSuite 2200 Kansas City, MO 64108


  • (816) 292-2001


Other Sources of Feedback About Mara H. Cohara

Included on the 2022 Missouri & Kansas list

Past Lists

  • 2021 Missouri & Kansas Super Lawyers list
  • 2020 Missouri & Kansas Super Lawyers list
  • 2019 Missouri & Kansas Super Lawyers list
  • 2018 Missouri & Kansas Super Lawyers list
  • 2017 Missouri & Kansas Super Lawyers list
  • 2016 Missouri & Kansas Super Lawyers list
  • 2015 Missouri & Kansas Super Lawyers list
  • 2014 Missouri & Kansas Super Lawyers list
  • 2013 Missouri & Kansas Super Lawyers list
  • 2009 Missouri & Kansas Super Lawyers list

View the profile for Mara H. Cohara on Super Lawyers


  • Selected for Missouri/Kansas Super Lawyers "Rising Stars" - 2009
  • UMKC Honor Society, Order of the Bench and Robe Award, 2001
  • Note and Comment Editor, UMKC Law Review
  • Special President's Award, UMKC Law Alumni Association

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