Areas of Practice
- Appellate Advocacy
- Automotive Industry
- Cargo & Logistics
- General Counsel Program
- Labor & Employment
- Liability Defense
- Product Liability
- Restaurant & Food Service Industry
- Retail Industry
- Trucking & Transportation
Tamara has worked extensively in trucking and transportation law, including defense of liability and insurance coverage actions for motor carriers, brokers, freight forwarders, and their insurers and the litigation of freight charge and freight loss and damage claims. Her retail practice includes cases involving slip and falls, general premises liability, falling merchandise, third party criminal conduct claims, negligent security, defective products, false arrest and detention, malicious prosecution, food contamination, defamation, invasion of privacy, assault and battery and other intentional torts, as well as claims involving the negligent hiring, retention and supervision of retail employees.
Tamara’s labor and employment practice includes representation of employers in various aspects of labor and employment law including the defense of a wide variety of labor and employment-related litigation both at the EEOC level and in state and federal courts, such as employment discrimination claims under Title VII and the Americans with Disabilities Act, and claims based on the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), and Maryland Wage and Hour Laws.
Bar and Court Admissions
- Maryland State Bar, 1998
- District of Columbia Bar, 2000
- United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
- United States District Court for the District of Maryland
- United States District Court for the District of Columbia
- Supreme Court of the United States
- University of Baltimore School of Law, Juris Doctor, 1998
- James Madison University, Bachelor of Science in Political Science, 1995
Awards and Distinctions
- Selected as Top Rated Attorney to Super Lawyers for Transportation Law, Personal Injury Defense and Civil Litigation Defense, 2015-2018
- Bar Association of Baltimore City’s Presidential Award Recipient, 2016
Tamara serves as General Counsel to the Maryland Retailers’ Association and is currently serving as Chair of the Transportation & Logistics Practice Group for USLAW. She is also a member of various professional organizations, including DRI: The Voice of the Defense Bar, where she served as Chair of the Trucking Law Committee (2012–2014), Vice Chair of the Trucking Law Committee (2010–2012) and Program Chair for the 2010 Trucking Law Seminar; Transportation Intermediaries Association (TIA); Transportation Lawyers Association (TLA), where she served as Chair of the Logistics and E-Commerce Committee and Representative at Large on the Executive Committee (2010–2012); and Trucking Industry Defense Association (TIDA). She is also a member of various bar associations including the Bar Association of Baltimore City and the Maryland State Bar Association. Tamara has served on the Board of Governors of the Maryland State Bar Association from 2007–2009.
Tamara is the author of “The Use of Photogrammetry in Accident Reconstruction: Can Expert Opinions Be Successfully Challenged?” (For The Defense, January 2009); “Court of Appeals of Georgia finds broker is not vicariously liable for acts of motor carrier and driver” (The Transportation Lawyer; Vol. 10, Number 4, February 2009); “There’s Only You and Me and We Just Disagree: The Eleventh Circuit and the Second Circuit Issue Conflicting Opinions and Muddy the Waters of Liability for Cargo Damage for International, Multimodal Shipments” (American Trucking Associations Management Conference; July 2007) and a co-author of “Indemnification of Permissive Users: Coverage Expansion in Tractor-Trailer Insurance?” (For The Defense, February 2005).