Lafrieda is originally from Knoxville, where she attended the University of Tennessee. She moved to Nashville in 1990. Lafrieda spent many years in the property and casualty insurance industry working in various departments such as human resources, facilities support management, and bodily injury litigation. She began working personal injury law in 2012 and joined Bart Durham Injury Law in 2016. Lafrieda enjoys watching old movies, listening to music and traveling.