Franke Schultz & Mullen
Cara is a partner with Franke, Schultz & Mullen PC. She has tried nearly 20 cases before a jury since becoming a member of The Missouri Bar in 2006. This included continuing to try cases during COVID, which involved trying one of the first jury trials in the state during the pandemic.
Cara proudly represents individuals and companies who/which have been sued for personal injury or other damages, in a variety of circumstances, including allegations of malpractice, motor vehicle accidents, premises liability, products liability, construction issues, real estate matters, employment, and harassment.
Cara is admitted to practice in the federal district courts for Missouri. She has argued before many courts in the state at the trial and appellate levels. Cara is also licensed to practice law in Arkansas.
In 2015, Cara was awarded the distinguished Lon O. Hocker Award by The Missouri Bar Foundation, presented to young trial attorneys who exemplify the qualities of Mr. Hocker; namely professionalism and high ethical conduct. Cara has additionally been honored with a Women's Justice Award from Missouri Lawyers Weekly as a litigation practitioner and has been elected into the American Board of Trial Advocates.
Cara is a member of the Springfield Metropolitan Bar Association, the Missouri Organization of Defense Lawyers, and is on the board of directors for Sporting Springfield.
Cara graduated cum laude from Drury University with degrees in psychology with honors and speech communication, after which she attended the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Law. There, she was named Top Oralist in the Board of Advocates' Moot Court.
When not working, Cara enjoys spending time with her husband and four sons, usually outdoors and involving one sport or another.