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Curriculum Vitae

Tara’s practice focuses primarily on insurance defense, insurance coverage, excess insurance monitoring. She represents insureds in a broad spectrum of defense matters, in both state and federal court, including civil rights, municipal and police liability matters, medical malpractice, and legal malpractice claims. Tara’s insurance defense work includes investigating and defending against the claims made against her clients by handling all phases of litigation, including responding to complaints, drafting and answering discovery, engaging in motion practice and participating in mediations and/or settlement conferences.

Tara also represents insurance carriers and insureds in a wide range of coverage matters involving commercial general liability policies, commercial umbrella/excess policies, commercial auto policies, commercial property policies, directors and officers policies, professional liability policies and insurer bad faith claims. Her insurance coverage work includes the preparation of coverage opinions and handling of all phases of litigation of coverage suits in state and federal courts. Tara also has experience in handling appeals.

Tara has been admitted pro hac vice in various other jurisdictions during her career, including Michigan, Indiana, Nebraska, Montana, and Tennessee. She was named a Super Lawyers Rising Star in 2016, 2017 and 2018, which is a designation given to only 2.5% of attorneys in Illinois each year.


  • Thomas M. Cooley Law School, J.D, 2008
  • Northern Illinois University, B.S., 2003


  • Bar
    • Illinois
  • Court
    • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois
    • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Illinois
    • U.S. District Court, Central District of Illinois