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Tara joined the firm as an articling student in 1994, became an associate in 1995 and then a partner in 2000. Tara offers a unique skillset, combining litigation with her solicitors practice. In her litigation practice, Tara focuses on fraud, debt recovery, and construction and home warranty matters. She also practices in corporate governance and pension law. Currently, Tara is external counsel to a major Canadian Chartered Bank, the Alberta New Home Warranty Program, the New Home Warranty Insurance (Canada) Corporation, and the Electrical Industry Trust Funds of Alberta.
Tara has appeared before the Alberta Court of Appeal, Alberta Court of Queen’s Bench, and the Provincial Court of Alberta, and she has substantial Trial and Motion experience. Tara is also is a qualified mediator and has extensive mediation and arbitration experience.
Prior to her career in law, Tara earned a Bachelor of Nursing and practiced as an emergency room nurse while going to law school. Outside of work, Tara is married and has a teenaged daughter and a son in university. She enjoys spending time with family and traveling. Tara has also been described as a Disney Fanatic by those who are close to her.