Tara grew up in a small town in Sabine Parish, Louisiana, where her passion for the law began. Inspired by her experience working at a local personal injury law firm and by her mother’s advocacy on behalf of crime victims, she knew at a young age that she wanted to be a lawyer. Now, she’s proud to be the difference-maker that clients facing significant challenges need.
Tara’s unrelenting dedication to success was obvious from the start. 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. Here, 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. Her intense dedication to success and overcoming challenges makes her an incredible asset to the Arnold & Itkin team.
Tara is also passionate about helping offshore injury victims. She grew up with many family members and friends who work offshore. Their safety and rights are extremely important to her, and she understands the high stakes they face after accidents. She knows when people are injured offshore, they deal with significant stress related to medical care and protecting their families’ future. She’s proud to be part of a firm that fights tirelessly to protect clients’ rights and obtain the best results for them no matter how tough the challenge.
Tara lives in Houston with her husband, Kurt, and their two children, Jaxon and Isla. She 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.