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Tara Umbrino

Tara Umbrino

Attorney; Allen, Allen, Allen, & Allen, P.C.
  • Personal Injury, Products Liability, Medical Malpractice
  • District of Columbia, Maryland, Virginia
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Summary

Tara Tighe is a personal injury attorney in the Fredericksburg and Stafford offices of Allen & Allen. She has significant litigation experience in both jury and bench trials, and her strong desire to help others led her to become an attorney who fights for the rights of injured individuals. She strives to give every client the guidance and legal protection they need after an accident in order for them to devote their focus on rebuilding their lives.

Tara’s practice is focused exclusively on personal injury cases including car and motorcycle accidents, bicycle accidents, dog bites and chases, medical malpractice, slip and falls, mold inhalation and exposure, and wrongful death. Tara is fluent in Spanish, allowing her to communicate effectively with her Spanish-speaking clients to make the personal injury process easier to understand.

Hard working and thorough, Tara thrives on the negotiating process. Her tenacity aids her in dealing with the insurance companies and when arguing her case in the courtroom. With her extensive legal background and oral advocacy skills, she is able to explain challenging legal concepts to juries and help them understand what her clients have endured.

Tara grew up in New York City and attended Hunter College High School, a secondary school for intellectually gifted and talented students. She graduated magna cum laude from Tufts University with a Bachelor of Arts in History, Spanish and Economics. Tara received her J.D. from George Washington University Law School, where she was a Presidential Merit Scholar, receiving a full academic scholarship. She was also an active and accomplished competitor on the Moot Court Team.

Education
George Washington University Law School
J.D. (2013) | Law
Honors: - Presidential Merit Scholar (full tuition scholarship) - Judge Albert H. Grenadier Award (given for excellence in International Law Moot Court) - Judge Grenadier International Moot Court (2012): Best Overall Competitor, Best Brief - White & Case Jessup International Moot Court Mid-Atlantic Super Regional (2013): Best Brief, 10th Place Oralist - Law Revue Show: Cast member (2012, 2013)
Activities: Moot Court Team
Tufts University
B.A. (2010) | History, Spanish, & Economics
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Honors: - Magna Cum Laude - Constantine Ghikas Prize In Romance - Languages (Spring 2010) - Deans list 8 out of 8 semesters
Activities: - Alpha Omicron Pi - AOII - Tufts University Unitarian Universalists - Tufts Women's Rugby Football Club - Panhellenic Council
Professional Experience
Attorney
Allen, Allen, Allen & Allen, P.C.
- Current
• Associate for plaintiffs' personal injury firm litigating cases including medical malpractice, automobile accidents, bicycle accidents, motorcycle accidents, mold inhalation and exposure, slip and falls, and wrongful death in DC, Maryland, and Virginia • Independently manage own case load including negotiating settlements, filing Warrants in Debt and Complaints, preparing clients for trial, participating in mediation, and trying cases • Conduct legal research for interoffice memoranda, court pleadings, motions, and oppositions thereto • Write motions and oppositions such as Summary Judgment and Motions in Limine • Serve and respond to Requests for Admissions, Interrogatories, Requests for Document Production • Conduct own and assist with trial preparation including witness preparation, exhibit preparation, and depositions • Communicate with clients in English and Spanish
Litigation Associate
Cohen & Cohen, P.C.
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• Associate for plaintiff-focused personal injury firm working on cases including medical malpractice, automobile accidents, slip and falls, and wrongful death in DC, Maryland, and Virginia • Independently manage own case load including negotiating settlements, filing Warrants in Debt and Complaints, preparing clients for trial, participating in mediation, and trying cases • Draft complaints, motions, and oppositions thereto in DC, Maryland, and Virginia • Conduct legal research for interoffice memoranda, court pleadings, motions, and oppositions thereto • Write motions and oppositions such as Summary Judgment and Motions in Limine • Serve and respond to Requests for Admissions, Interrogatories, Requests for Document Production • Conduct own and assist with trial preparation including witness preparation, exhibit preparation, and depositions • Communicate with clients in English and Spanish
Law Clerk
P.K. Hammar Legal, P.C.
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• Assist small businesses with civil matters in DC, Maryland, and Virginia • Draft motions including guardianship, mandamus, breach of contract, and personal injury • Conduct client interviews and participate in client intake in matters including breach of contract, wills disputes, guardianship, and computer hacking • Draft interrogatories, requests for production of documents, and responses to discovery requests propounded by the opposing party • Conduct legal research on substantive legal matters including the viability of potential claims • Assist in developing trial strategies and preparing exhibits for trial
Intern
PKH Enterprises
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• Provide support to and collaborate analyzing technology policies, particularly related to privacy protection, with recommendations to improve policies to keep up with changes in technology and law. • Research available technologies for the Department of Homeland Security to automate information privacy protection • Analyze big data usage for personalized learning in public schools
Legal Intern
United States Department of State – Embassy Madrid
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• Conducted legal research on various issues related to citizenship including current status, eligibility, and grounds for rescission and international family law related to child abduction • Informed Spanish judges about U.S. laws in various family and victim’s assistance matters • Analyzed the Geneva and Vienna Conventions on Road Traffic in preparation for treaty negotiations between Spain and the U.S. • Researched federal laws defining “parent” and “child” in cases of assisted reproductive technologies for U.S. citizens and visa applicants
Archives Technician
National Archives and Records Administration
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Assisted customers with research and textual record services, including record retrieval and processing of documents as it is necessary.
Legal Intern
National Archives and Records Administration – Controlled Unclassified Information Office
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• Researched applicable laws and created a registry identifying dissemination and safeguarding controls for sensitive information in the executive branch. Please see www.archives.gov/cui. • Participated in interagency working groups with representatives from federal agencies including the Departments of Justice, Defense, Homeland Security, Transportation, Energy, Commerce, State, as well as the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Central Intelligence Agency, and the Office of the Director of National Intelligence.
Awards
Best Brief
Jessup International Moot Court Competition - Mid-Atlantic Regional
10th Place Oralist
Jessup International Moot Court Competition - Mid-Atlantic Regional
Grenadier Award for Excellence in International Moot Court
the George Washington University
Best Overall Competitor
Grenadier International Moot Court Competition
Best Brief
Grenadier International Moot Court Competition
Constantine Ghikas Prize In Romance Languages
Tufts University
Professional Associations
Virginia State Bar # 85825
Member
Current
District of Columbia Bar Association
Member
Current
Maryland State Bar Association
Member
Current
Maryland Association of Justice
Member
Current
Hispanic Bar Association of the District of Columbia
Member
Current
Hispanic Bar Association of Virginia
Member
Current
•Trial Lawyers Association of Metropolitan Washington, D.C.
Member
Current
Virginia Trial Lawyers Association
Member
Current
•Women’s Bar Association of the District of Columbia
Member
Current
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
District of Columbia
District of Columbia Bar
Maryland
Virginia
Fees
  • Free Consultation
  • Contingent Fees
Practice Areas
  • Personal Injury
  • Products Liability
  • Medical Malpractice
Additional Practice Areas
  • Motorcycle Accidents
  • Bicycle Accidents
  • Dog Bites and Chases
  • Slip-and-Falls
  • Mold Inhalation and Exposure
  • Wrongful Death
  • Car Accidents
Languages
  • English: Spoken, Written
  • Spanish: Spoken, Written
Social Media
Websites & Blogs
Website
Allen & Allen - Home Page
Blog
Allen & Allen - Law Blog
Contact & Map
Allen & Allen - Stafford Office
50 Dunn Drive
Suite 105
Stafford , VA 22556
USA
Toll-Free: (866) 388-1307
Telephone: (540) 657-9222
Fax: (540) 657-9522
Allen & Allen - Fredericksburg Office
3504 Plank Road
Fredericksburg, VA 22407
USA
Toll-Free: (866) 388-1307
Telephone: (540) 786-4100
Fax: (540) 786-9585