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Areas of Focus

The Basics


Indiana University, Maurer School of Law, J.D., 2008

  • Cum laude

Indiana University, B.A., 2004

  • Wells Scholar

Bar Memberships

  • Kentucky

Select Awards and Recognition

  • Kentucky Super Lawyers®, 2013-2014

Carla De La Barra Helstrom

T 502.568.0319
F 502.581.1087
400 West Market Street
Suite 3200
Louisville, KY 40202-3363

About Carla

Carla has a broad range of experience working in the automotive industry on litigation matters and concentrates in the defense of product manufacturers and premise manufacturers. Carla has experience working with companies such as Ford and Kia and defends manufacturers against product defect claims alleging design and manufacturing defects. Carla’s experience in representing these vehicle manufacturers provides her with a wealth of knowledge regarding the issues facing the automotive industry and the defense strategies necessary to combat product liability claims against automotive manufacturers.  As a native speaker of Spanish, Carla can use her language skills in her work with manufacturers.

Experience Highlights

  • Represents manufacturers in products liability litigation in state courts involving claims governed by express and implied warranties.
  • Defended manufacturer against claims for catastrophic personal injuries, which resulted in a unanimous defense verdict.