Tara C. Dugo

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Family Law Attorney in Stamford, CT

GraberRoberts, LLC
 | 350 Bedford Street, Suite 301
Stamford, CT 06902
Phone: 203-590-1170
Fax: 203-427-8980
Selected To Rising Stars: 2015 - 2019
Licensed Since: 2011
Practice Areas:
  • Family Law (60%),
  • Appellate (40%)
Attorney Profile

As an attorney with The Law Offices of Norman A. Roberts, LLC, in Darien, Connecticut, Tara C. Dugo assists individuals and families with their legal needs involving divorce, child custody and support, alimony, property division, and other family law issues. As an attorney, Ms. Dugo has considerable experience representing clients with high-conflict custody disputes, as well as those with complex financial matters, and she focuses a significant portion of her practice on handling complex litigation cases and appeals.

Licensed to practice in Connecticut and New Jersey, Ms. Dugo serves clients in both states by providing the personalized attention and effective support they need. In all cases, Ms. Dugo works closely with those she serves, addressing their concerns and providing them with the information they need to make the best decisions regarding their cases.

From this high level of service and commitment to her clients, Ms. Dugo has received several awards and honors throughout her career. In 2014, the National Academy of Family Law Attorneys named her to its Top 10 Lawyers Under 40 in Connecticut, and the American Institute of Family Law Attorneys added her to its 10 Best Under 40 list. In 2016, the Connecticut Law Tribune named her as one of the state's New Leaders in the Law.

In 2003, Ms. Dugo graduated magna cum laude from the State University of New York at New Paltz with a Bachelor of Arts in sociology. While working as a paralegal, she attended Pace University School of Law (now Elisabeth Haub School of Law at Pace University). In 2011, she obtained her Juris Doctor, and that same year, both the Connecticut Bar Association and the New Jersey State Bar Association admitted her to practice.

Fully dedicated to her profession, Ms. Dugo is active in a number of local, state and national bar associations. She currently serves as co-chair for the Fairfield County Bar Association Women in the Law Committee, and she previously served as co-chair for the Connecticut Bar Association Child Welfare and Juvenile Justice committees. She also helped coordinate the New Haven Public Schools Lawyers in the Classroom program.

Practice Areas
  • 60%Family Law
  • 40%Appellate
Focus Areas

Alimony & Spousal Support, Child Support, Custody & Visitation, Dissolution, Divorce, Domestic Violence, Prenuptial Agreements, Marital Property, Mediation & Collaborative Law, Same Sex Family Law, Appeals


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Rising Stars: 2015 - 2019

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About Tara Dugo

Admitted: 2011, Connecticut

Professional Webpage: https://www.graberroberts.com/About/Tara-Dugo.shtml


  • New Leaders in the Law, Connecticut Law Tribune, 2016
  • Top 10 Lawyers Under 40, National Association of Family Lawyers, 2014
  • Super Lawyers Rising Stars (Family Law), 2015
  • 10 Best Lawyers Under 40, American Institute of Family Law Attorneys, 2014
  • Super Lawyers Rising Stars (Family Law), 2016

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Special Needs Children Create Special Challenges, Connecticut Law Tribune, August 20, 2012
  • New Jersey, 2011
  • Fairfield County Bar Association, Women and the Law committee, Co-chair
  • Alimony in Connecticut: A Rudderless Ship, Connecticut Law Tribune, January 20, 2015
  • Connecticut Bar Association Young Lawyers Section (2015), The Anatomy of a Special Needs Trust
  • Connecticut, 2011
  • American Bar Association
  • FCBA, Women and the Law Committee, Co-chair, 2016
  • Connecticut Bar Association Young Lawyers Section (2014), Handling DCF Investigations
  • Connecticut Bar Association Young Lawyers Section- Achieving Better Custody Outcomes (2016) 
  • Child Welfare and Juvenile Justice Committee of the CBA/YLS, Co-Chair, 2013
  • Connecticut Bar Association
  • CBA/YLS Executive Committee, Child Welfare and Juvenile Justice Committee, Co-chair, 2013 – 2016
  • Connecticut Bar Association Young Lawyers Section (2013), Deconstructing a Custody Evaluation

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • Lawyers in the Classroom program, Coordinator, 2015 – present
  • Lawyers in the Classroom program, Volunteer, 2014 – present
  • CT Civics First, High School Mock Trials- coordinator for New Haven (2015 – present) 
  • Volunteer Attorney Program through Stamford Superior Court, 2013 - present

Educational Background:

  • State University of New York at New Paltz, B.A., Honots: magna cum laude, Majors: Sociology, 2003
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Office Location for Tara C. Dugo

350 Bedford Street
Suite 301
Stamford, CT 06902

Phone: 203-590-1170

Fax: 203-427-8980

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Last Updated: 10/17/2019

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