A testament to her motivation, Larae earned her Juris Doctor summa cum laude from Capital Law School while working full time at a Fortune 100 company. She served as Editor-in-Chief of the Capital University Law Review, as an extern for two federal judges, and as a law clerk at legal clinics for low-income clients. Larae earned the American Legal Institute Scholarship and Leadership Award, and became the inaugural recipient of the Excellence in Pro Bono Service Award for helping others.
Larae is a member of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (NAELA), the American Bar Association, the Columbus Bar Association, and the Ohio State Bar Association’s Estate Planning and Elder Law groups. She is a volunteer board member with the Upper Arlington Commission on Aging.
Prior to being licensed to practice law in Ohio, Larae graduated from Kenyon College magna cum laude and was inducted into the Phi Beta Kappa honor society. For twenty-five years, Larae has proudly served in various capacities as a Kenyon volunteer, including roles as the President of the Alumni Council, and as a member of the Board of Trustees. She is a 9th-generation Ohioan, an avid genealogist, and a (self-proclaimed) mediocre cyclist. Larae lives in Columbus with her husband and two shelter pets.