Tara Gill Nalencz

Tara Gill Nalencz

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Personal Injury Attorney in Philadelphia, PA

Rawle & Henderson LLP
 | 1339 Chestnut Street, One South Penn Square, Widener Building, 16th Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19107
Phone: 215-575-4215
Selected to Rising Stars: 2014
Licensed Since: 2004
Practice Areas:
  • Personal Injury - General: Defense (50%),
  • Personal Injury - Products: Defense (30%),
  • Class Action/Mass Torts (20%)
Languages Spoken:
  • English,
  • Spanish
Attorney Profile

Tara Gill Nalencz focuses her practice on the defense of catastrophic loss matters.  Her caseload regularly includes cases involving paraplegia, quadriplegia, traumatic brain injury, severe burns, death and multi-million dollar property damage.

This complex trial practice includes high exposure cases involving a wide variety of industries and clients, including: construction, natural gas and oil, industrial machinery and equipment, electric arc furnaces and steelmaking, propane storage, pharmaceutical and medical devices, and property management. Tara is fluent in Spanish and her practice also includes international matters, such as defending hotel owners and operators in actions where the underlying accident took place outside the United States.  

In keeping with the Catastrophic Loss Group’s technological focus, Tara has developed strategies for the use of social media in litigation and has presented several times on related topics.  Tara has also become skilled in e-Discovery in both the role of first level collection and review, as well project management.    

About Tara Nalencz

Admitted: 2004, Pennsylvania

Professional Webpage: http://www.rawle.com/attorneys/tara-gill-nalencz

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Professional Women's Roundtable (PWR)
  • Temple American Inn of Court - Executive Committee Member
  • Philadelphia Bar Association Member

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • Pro Bono Immigration services provided through Step Up to Citizenship

Scholarly Lectures and Writings:

  • Invited speaker to the Judicial Fellows of the First Judicial District of Pennsylvania (Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas) with a multimedia, interactive presentation entitled, “Expert Witnesses: When Knowing is Really Half the Battle," intended to bring insight to young lawyers about maximizing the utility of their own experts and neutralizing their opponent's experts. The program covered the use of visual methods of presentation, including photogrammetry, animations, video simulations, and physical and holographic models. The presentation also detailed the importance of investigating experts through publications and public social media, prior reports and testimony, all of which allows for better trial preparation and better outcomes.
  • Speaker at "The Subpoena: Compliance, Privileges and Objectionsa Continuing Legal Education program presented to the City of Philadelphia Law Department.
  • Panel member at "Women@Thomson Reuters" program co-sponsored by the Professional Women's Roundtable (PWR), regarding topics such as: how to find your path to success, strategies for locating and keeping the right mentor, and work-life balance.
  • Speaker at "Behind the Black Robe," a panel discussion at Drexel University's School of Law, sponsored by the National Bar Association Women Lawyers Division, Philadelphia Chapter and featuring judges and current and former law clerks. Topics included the transition from law student to law clerk to practicing attorney; what the job of law clerk entails; how judges identify law clerks; and what judges look for in a law clerk.

Educational Background:

  • 1999 - Bachelor of Arts in Spanish, Dickinson College - Cum Laude; Sigma Delta Pi - National Collegiate Hispanic Honor Society.
  • 2001 - Master of Arts in Spanish Literature, Pennsylvania State University
  • 2004 - Juris Doctor, Temple University, Beasley School of Law - Moot Court Honor Society; Honors Federal Judicial Clerkship Clinical with the Hon. Louis H. Pollak, 2003-2004; Outstanding Oral Advocacy in the Field of Trial Advocacy, Spring 2003; Barrister’s Award for Excellence in Trial Advocacy, Fall 2002 & Spring 2003; Victor A. Jaczun Award, Graduation Prize for Excellence in Trial Advocacy.
Office Location for Tara Gill Nalencz

1339 Chestnut Street
One South Penn Square, Widener Building, 16th Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19107


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Last Updated: 10/28/2015

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