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Kari J. La Fratta, Esq.

Phone: 703-782-8908

Email: klafratta@mitchell-lawgrp.com



Kari La Fratta focuses her practice on defending healthcare providers against medical malpractice lawsuits and administrative law actions.  She has experience representing healthcare providers from a variety of specialties, as well as various practice groups, hospitals, and skilled nursing facilities. Coming from a family of healthcare providers, Kari has a personal appreciation for the art and science of medicine and understands that a malpractice lawsuit or Board investigation not only threatens a healthcare provider's financial security, but also his or her professional dignity. Kari strives to passionately and effectively defend healthcare providers against material and potential legal threats so that her clients can focus on their personal and professional productivity.


Kari has been recognized as a Virginia Super Lawyers’ Rising Star.  She has also been included in Virginia Medical Law Report’s list of Million Dollar Defense Verdicts.  Kari has served as Chair of the Medical Malpractice Section for the Virginia Association of Defense Attorneys (2019-2020).  She has represented clients both in state and federal court, including presenting oral argument before the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals.  Kari lectures on legal issues unique to healthcare and the defense of medical malpractice cases.





  • University of Georgia, B.A, Economics and Political Science, 2011
  • University of Richmond, School of Law, J.D., 2014




  • Virginia


Areas of Practice


  • Medical Malpractice Defense
  • Healthcare Law


Professional Associations and Services


  • Virginia Bar Association
  • Virginia Association of Defense Attorneys,

      Chair, Medical Malpractice Section, 2019-2020

  • Metro Richmond Women's Bar Association