Lara Krigel Pabst

Shareholder, Attorney


4520 Main St, Ste 700
Kansas City, MO 64111

Practice Area and Specialties

Employment Law
Workplace Investigations
Workplace Discrimination

About Lara Krigel Pabst

Lara Krigel Pabst is an attorney and shareholder at Krigel Nugent + Moore. As an attorney with the firm since 2012, Lara has focused her practice on all aspects of employment law. She represents individuals and businesses in a wide variety of matters, including discrimination, harassment, wrongful discharge claims, and more. 

“I like practicing law because you can help people in a meaningful way. I also like getting to know my clients and understanding their goals. It helps to inform the way we approach their case or problem.”


Lara pursued the law as a career for the simple reason that she likes helping people. As an attorney, she sees herself as a problem solver. She always keeps her client’s goals at the forefront when consulting with and advocating for her clients.

Lara focuses her practice on all aspects of employment law. She represents individuals and businesses in a wide variety of matters, including discrimination, harassment, wage and hour, and wrongful discharge claims.

Lara counsels clients on a variety of human-resources issues to assist them in preventing employment claims from arising. She works with businesses and non-profit organizations to develop personnel policies and employee handbooks, drafts and negotiates employment contracts, and assists clients in complying with state and federal employment laws. Lara also has extensive experience in advising clients on restrictive covenants, including non-competition, non-solicitation, and confidentiality agreements.

Lara also acts as a third-party investigator for businesses and educational institutions. Lara has a detailed, nuanced approach to her investigations. She treats all individuals involved with dignity and respect. She works hard to make sure every individual involved feels heard. Lara works hard to ensure the process is unbiased, confidential, and that the outcome is fair.

Lara was born and raised in Kansas City. She earned a B.A. in History from Northwestern University and graduated cum laude from the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Law. She loves spending time with her family, and she is active in the Kansas City community, serving on the boards for Jewish Family Services and the Jewish Community Foundation. She also serves on several committees for the Hyman Brand Hebrew Academy.

Lara Krigel Pabst: Shareholder, Attorney Krigel Nugent + Moore


“Integrity, honesty, and hard work are the first things that come to mind when I reflect on Lara Krigel Pabst’s representation over the last six years. Unassuming and cool under pressure, Lara is a natural at structuring and negotiating best outcomes. Her knowledge of the law and personal investment in me as a client has enabled efficient, swift progress across a range of matters where I have sought her and the KNM team’s counsel. I can personally attest to the firm’s effectiveness across practice areas ranging from Family, Business, and Litigation, and continue to recommend them to anyone in need of an attorney.” – Casey S.

“I was provided a referral from a colleague to Krigel Nugent + Moore over 8 years ago. I am a busy professional that required representation for a family matter. I worked directly with Lara Krigel Pabst and was immediately impressed with her ability to listen, learn and understand my particular situation. Lara was quick to action and always a step ahead during this very difficult time. Her communication and dealings with opposing counsel were unparalleled and ultimately led both parties to a fair and swift resolution. She was tenacious, yet fair. Kind but never weak. While it’s important to respect and trust anyone you hire, I ultimately ended up really liking her and I know that I can call her for any legal matter or advice. Thank you, Lara!” – Lauren H.

“In a legal situation that was daunting, confusing, and thoroughly stressful, the team at KNM was indispensable. The attorneys were knowledgeable, prompt, patient, and communicative. Always taking the time to walk me through the processes & what to expect in the next steps. I couldn’t recommend a better group of professionals.” – Nick B.

Additional Information


University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Law, Kansas City, Missouri, 2009, J.D., Cum Laude

Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois, 2001, B.A., Major: History



Centurions Leadership Program, Class of 2016

Centurion of the Year Award, 2016

8 Under 40 Leaders, Jewish Federation of Greater Kansas City, 2016

Kansas City Business Journal’s Best of the Bar, 2015 and 2016

Bar Admissions



U.S. District Court, Western District of Missouri

U.S. District Court, District of Kansas


Community Involvement

Jewish Family Services

Jewish Community Foundation

Hyman Brand Hebrew Academy

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