Tara J. Licata

Top rated Employment Litigation attorney in Sherman Oaks, California

Licata & Yeremenko, APLC
Tara J. Licata
Licata & Yeremenko, APLC

Practice Areas: Employment Litigation, Employment & Labor, Personal Injury; view more

Licensed in California since: 2009

Education: Whittier Law School

Selected to Super Lawyers: 2020 - 2023 Selected to Rising Stars: 2017 - 2019

Licata & Yeremenko, APLC

15303 Ventura Boulevard
Suite 600
Sherman Oaks, CA 91403 Visit website


Tara is a Shareholder and Co-Owner at Licata & Yeremenko, APLC, and has been with the firm for over a decade. Tara spent her childhood and teenage years in Northern California, before moving to Southern California where she attended law school, passed the Bar and has been practicing law ever since. Tara earned her Bachelor of Arts in English Literature from the University of California Davis and her Juris Doctorate from Whittier Law School.

While in law school, Tara was a member of Law Review and received The Most Outstanding Member Award in her final year. Tara also received CALI awards for obtaining the highest grades in various classes including, Race, Racism and American Law and Constitutional Law.

From 2017 to 2019, Tara was nominated by Super Lawyers as a Rising Star. For the last four years in a row, from 2020 to 2023, Tara has been nominated as one of the top fifty, female, Southern California attorneys by Super Lawyers. Tara was selected by Super Lawyers as one of the top fifty, female, Southern California Attorneys for 2023.

Although the firm does not practice appellate law, in 2019, Tara successfully drafted and argued an opposition on appeal in the Court of Appeals, Second Appellate District Division Six. The opinion was published and provides new precedent. In 2018, Tara obtained one of the top fifty court awards out of all practices areas of law in California.

Tara has enthusiastically dedicated her career to representing individuals and advocating for and protecting their rights, whether in an employment context or otherwise. Tara's parents instilled in her the value of hard work and taking pride in what one does, no matter the task or job. Tara continues to apply those values to her work and to life in general. When not working hard for her clients, Tara spends time with her husband Tom, their dogs Boomer and Violet, and their cats Bug, Sam and Dean. Tara's favorite holiday is Halloween, and she enjoys watching scary movies - the scarier the better.

Practice areas

Employment Litigation: Plaintiff, Employment & Labor: Employee, Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff, Personal Injury - Products: Plaintiff

Focus areas

Assault, Brain Injury, Construction Accident, Employment Discrimination, Labor Law, Medical Devices, Motor Vehicle Accidents, Motor Vehicle Defects, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Pharmaceutical, Premises Liability - Plaintiff, Retaliation, Sexual Abuse - Plaintiff, Sexual Harassment, Slip and Fall, Wage & Hour Laws, Whistleblower, Wrongful Death, Wrongful Termination

  • 70% Employment Litigation: Plaintiff
  • 10% Employment & Labor: Employee
  • 10% Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff
  • 10% Personal Injury - Products: Plaintiff

First Admitted: 2009, California

Professional Webpage: https://www.lylegal.net/attorney/licata-tara-j-esq/

Educational Background:
  • University of California, Davis, California, B.A. – 2000, Major: English Literature
Bar/Professional Activity:
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 9th Circuit, 2009
  • California, 2009
  • U.S. District Court Central District of California, 2009

Office location for Tara J. Licata

15303 Ventura Boulevard
Suite 600
Sherman Oaks, CA 91403

Phone: 818-646-4229


4 Years Super Lawyers
3 Years Rising Stars
  • Super Lawyers: 2020 - 2023
  • Rising Stars: 2017 - 2019

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