Tara has always had an unrelenting dedication to success. She graduated valedictorian of her high school class and summa cum laude as number 1 in her college class. Tara then attended Tulane Law School where she graduated magna cum laude and was a member of the Order of the Coif (top 10% of her class). At Tulane, Tara competed on Tulane's national moot court appellate team and spent her third year in law school as a practicing student attorney in the prestigious Tulane Civil Law Clinic.
After law school, Tara worked in the Houston office of a prominent New York law firm specializing in mergers and acquisitions where she represented buyers, sellers, and investment banks on multi-million and billion dollar business deals. Her experience includes numerous oil and gas industry transactions ranging from public offerings and asset sales to multi-billion dollar mergers.
At Arnold & Itkin, Tara utilizes her experience in the contract and business law arena to assist the firm in its high-stakes commercial and business dispute cases and its in-house business matters. Tara is also passionate about helping offshore injury victims. She grew up with many family members and friends who work offshore, and their safety and rights are extremely important to her. Tara understands that when workers are injured offshore, they deal with significant stress related to medical care and protecting the future of their families. She is proud to be part of a firm that fights tirelessly to protect clients' rights and makes clients' needs their top priority.
Tara lives in Houston with her husband Kurt and is an active member of the community. She serves as a member of the Board of Directors for the Saint Paul's Methodist Church Foundation and is involved in various community organizations. During her free time, Tara loves to travel to new places and enjoys being active outdoors.