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Tara is the director of the Cleveland Intellectual Property Law Association and a member of the American Intellectual Property Law Association as well as the American, Ohio and Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Associations. In 2013 she was named a “Woman of Professional Excellence” by the YWCA Greater Cleveland.

Tara was an associate with Calfee from 1991 to 1993 before joining the law firm of Seed & Berry in Seattle, Washington in 1994. She returned to Calfee in 1995 and became a partner in 2002.

Honors & Recognitions

  • “Woman of Professional Excellence” award, YWCA Greater Cleveland (2013)


J.D., magna cum laude, University of Toledo College of Law, Law Review Editor, Order of the Coif, 1991

B.S. in Computer Science and Engineering, cum laude, University of Toledo College of Engineering, 1988


Professional & Community

Professional & Community

  • Cleveland Intellectual Property Law Association, Director
  • American Intellectual Property Law Association, Member
  • American Bar Association, Member
  • Ohio Bar Association, Member
  • Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association, Member 

News & Events


Licensed In

  • Ohio
  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
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