Meet the Team
Tara Eberly is an attorney who cares—about her clients and her community. Her professional and personal philosophy includes trying to make a meaningful difference to local and global communities. Tara is a firm believer in the idea that “helping one person may not change the world, but it could change the world for that one person.”
Tara’s drive, integrity, and creativity are consistently demonstrated by her tireless efforts on behalf of her clients both in and out of the courtroom. She has successfully represented domestic and international clients in courtrooms nationwide in both civil and criminal matters. Her trial skills continue at the appellate level where she has represented clients in appeals from decisions of agencies and state courts, including drafting a Writ of Certiorari to the Supreme Court of the United States.
In the spirit of giving back to the community at large, Tara has donated her time and talents to the National Association of Colored Persons (NAACP) where she served as an attorney in the Western Maryland Chapter representing clients in various employment and housing discrimination cases. She has served on the board of several schools, including Beginnings Montessori School in Cumberland, Maryland. She has advocated as a pro bono attorney in both Maryland and the District of Columbia through various organizations that ensure legal representation is available to underserved communities.
Colleagues and clients have described her as genuine, hard-working, a fierce negotiator, calm, collaborative, an effective communicator, and honest. She will do whatever it takes to make sure her clients’ needs are met through every stage of the litigation process because she never loses sight of the fact that her work has real world consequences for those she represents.
In August 2023, Tara was part of the team that secured a $9 million verdict of behalf of a Baltimore County nursing home resident who died from a painful, infected pressure injury (also known as a bedsore or pressure ulcer) caused by the negligence of the second-largest nursing home in Maryland. The verdict included $8 million as compensation to the deceased’s estate for his pain and suffering and $1.045 million for the emotional harm suffered by his family. This is believed to be the highest verdict ever recorded in a Maryland nursing home case.
In February 2024, Tara was again involved in a lawsuit against a large, corporate nursing home in Baltimore with an instance of improper treatment of a pressure ulcer that led to the death of a patient. This case resulted in a $1.5 million jury verdict.
- Widener University Commonwealth Law School, Dauphin County, PA, J.D., 2003
- Law Review—Widener Journal of Public Law Administrative Board / Internal Editor: 2002-2003 Associate Staff: 2001-2002
- Trial Advocacy Honor Society
- Hugh Pierce Competition Finalist 2003 Hugh Pierce Competition Finalist 2002
- Criminal Law Society
- Lock Haven University of Pennsylvania, Lock Haven, PA, B.A., (Philosophy), 1998
- Student of the Year, 1994
- Recipient, NATSO Scholarship Award
- Phi Sigma Pi, National Honors Fraternity
- District of Columbia
- Maryland (state and federal)
- American Bar Association
- Maryland State Bar Association
- Anne Arundel County Bar Association
- District of Columbia Bar Association
- American Association for Justice
- Maryland Association for Justice
- National Crime Victims Bar Association
- Society of Women Trial Lawyers
- National Association of Women Trial Lawyers
- Mack v. Stella Maris: Case Debrief for Maryland Association of Justice—September 26, 2023