Born to a police officer and nurse, public service is in Tara’s blood. After college, she taught high school English in the South. After becoming a military spouse, Tara took time in deciding what to do next, focusing on supporting their children and the military family community.
Tara saw a need in the community for knowledgeable and passionate advocates who understood issues commonly misunderstood by the legal community. While on military orders in San Diego, Tara attended law school, excelling both in her coursework and oral advocacy competitions. Fortunate to remain in San Diego for her entire time in law school, she missed graduation to return back to Saratoga Springs – in January!
Practicing law as a military spouse can be difficult, so Tara’s practice has primarily focused on pro-bono assistance to military families and pregnant and birthing persons, as well as consulting work. Serving on the boards of the Military Spouse JD Network and the Birth Rights Bar Association, her entire legal career has been focused on service to the community.
Now settled in Saratoga Springs, Tara is developing her own practice, focused primarily on litigation and security. She was chosen as a recipient of the Inaugural Honorable Judith S. Kaye Scholarship for rising female litigators in New York State, and attended TBD Law, an invitation-only conference working to use legal technology to grow practices and improve access to justice for all.
Tara is active in a number of local bar associations and community organizations, as well as national professional organizations focused on civil rights, data privacy and security, and supporting women running for office.
In her free time, Tara enjoys knitting and sewing, training (very slowly) for (very slow) triathlons, and getting too many ideas from home improvement shows.
With over a decade of ties to the Saratoga Springs community, Tara is the parent of four children in Saratoga Springs public schools. Living in the area (twice!) under military orders, Tara fell in love with the “city in the country” and chose the fantastic public schools, great downtown, and welcoming community of Saratoga Springs to raise children. She owns a lovely 125+ year old home near Division Street Elementary School. The family also has two rescue cats (Riff Raff and Jack) and one rescue pup (Nike). In their spare time, you can find them riding bikes, playing soccer, or hanging out at the West Side Rec playground.