Tara M. Swartz

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Employment & Labor Attorney in Boston, MA

Swartz Law, LLC
 | 100 State Street, 9th Floor
Boston, MA 02109
Phone: 617-871-1500
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2014 - 2018
Selected to Rising Stars: 2007 - 2009, 2013
Licensed Since: 2002
Practice Areas:
  • Employment & Labor: Employee (60%),
  • Employment Litigation: Plaintiff (20%),
  • Business/Corporate (10%),
  • Employment Litigation: Defense (10%)
Attorney Profile

As a founding partner of Swartz Law, LLC, Tara M. Swartz represents clients involving business cases, assisting employees, startups, and small-business owners in matters arising out of the workplace and with business formation and compliance. She represents clients in the Boston area and across Massachusetts, as well as clients in the Kansas City, Kansas, and Missouri region.

Ms. Swartz graduated from the University of Massachusetts Amherst in 1998 with a Bachelor of Arts in journalism and a Bachelor of Science in sports management. She was also a full scholarship athlete in women's gymnastics. She earned her Juris Doctor from Northeastern University School of Law in 2001.

Ms. Swartz began practicing law at Siegel, Wagner & Swartz, LLC, in 2005. In 2008, she was a founding partner of Pontikes & Swartz, LLC, and in 2011, she founded Swartz Law, LLC. For over a decade she has represented employees and small businesses in workplace issues and claims, including counseling and litigation for instances involving discrimination and retaliation, sexual harassment, wage, hour and leave violations, noncompetition disputes, whistleblowing, as well as advising small businesses regarding employment law compliance, operational needs, and formulation of contracts, policies and procedures.

Ms. Swartz was admitted to the bar in Massachusetts in 2002 and in Kansas and Missouri in 2015. She is also licensed to practice before the United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts, the United States District Court for the Western District of Missouri and the United States Court of Appeals for the 1st Circuit. In addition to serving as faculty and panelist for MCLE seminars, she served from 2012 to 2014 as chair of the Amicus Committee for the Massachusetts Chapter of the National Employment Lawyers Association. She has received a perfect 10.0 "superb" rating through Avvo.

 
Practice Areas

Employment & Labor: Employee (60%)
Employment Litigation: Plaintiff (20%)
Business/Corporate (10%)
Employment Litigation: Defense (10%)

Employment & Labor (60%): Employment Law - Employee, Wage & Hour Laws, Whistleblower, Sexual Harassment

Employment Litigation (20%): Employment Discrimination, Wrongful Termination, Retaliation, Employment Law - Employer

Business/Corporate (10%): Limited Liability Companies, Partnership, Contracts

Employment Litigation (10%): Employment Discrimination, Wrongful Termination, Retaliation, Employment Law - Employer

Focus Areas

Employment Law - Employee, Wage & Hour Laws, Whistleblower, Sexual Harassment, Employment Discrimination, Wrongful Termination, Retaliation, Employment Law - Employer, Limited Liability Companies, Partnership, Contracts

Selections

Selected to Super Lawyers for 5 yearsmiddle-imageSelected to Rising Stars for 4 years

Super Lawyers: 2014 - 2018 Rising Stars: 2007 - 2009, 2013

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About Tara Swartz

Admitted: 2002, Massachusetts

Professional Webpage: https://boston.tswartzlaw.com/attorney-tara-m-swartz/

Honors/Awards:

  • Massachusetts and New England Super Lawyers, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017
  • Massachusetts and New England Super Lawyers Rising Star, 2007-2009, 2013

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • U.S District Court, Western District of Missouri, 2016
  • Kansas, 2015
  • Missouri, 2015
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 1st Circuit, 2003
  • U.S. District Court, District of Massachusetts, 2002
  • Massachusetts, 2002
  • Amicus Committee, Massachusetts Chapter of the National Employment Lawyers Association, Chair, 2012-2014

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

  • Panelist, Annual Labor & Employment Law Program, Northeastern University School of Law, 2014
  • Faculty, Deposition in an Employment Law Case, A Demonstration, MCLE, 2013
  • Faculty, Massachusetts Labor & Employment Law Conference, MCLE, 2013
  • Faculty, Mastering Discovery, Deposition & Summary Judgment Strategies in Employment Cases, MCLE, 2012
  • Faculty, MCLE Seminar: Mastering Discovery Deposition and Summary Judgment Strategies in Employment Cases, 2012
  • Faculty, MCLE Video Deposition Module: Taking a Deposition in an Employment Law Case, 2013
  • Faculty, MCLE Seminar: Annual Employment Law Conference, 2013
  • Chair and Faculty, MCLE Seminar: Top 10 FMLA Situations and Solutions, March, 2015
  • Co-Chair and Faculty, MBA Seminar: Ethical Issues in Employment Law, 2002

Educational Background:

  • University of Massachusetts, Amherst, Massachusetts, Bachelor of Arts in Journalism, Bachelor of Science in Sport Management, Honors: Full-Scholarship Athlete, Women’s Gymnastics
Office Location for Tara M. Swartz

100 State Street
9th Floor
Boston, MA 02109

Phone: 617-871-1500

 

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Last Updated: 5/30/2018

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