Tara K. Tauber
I am a Partner at Tauber Law Offices, and the formation of this law firm has been one of my largest achievements—second only to becoming a mother.
Since adopting a daughter, it is no surprise that adoption has become a large part of my law practice. I take great pride in being able to share the joy of my own experience with others. I handle private adoptions, adoptions from the Department of Child Services, and I also serve as the adoption attorney for Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Gary, Inc. I can easily relate to the needs of adoptive parents, and they appreciate the counsel of one who has gone through the process. I am a strong advocate for adoptive families and, at the same time, I have the utmost respect for birth mothers.
My practice also consists of Personal Injury, Family and Juvenile Law, School Law, Estate Planning, Probate, Civil Litigation and Real Estate. My teaching background and general love of children drive me to remain focused on preserving the best interests of the children involved in my cases.
I was born in Hammond, Indiana, and graduated in 1993 from Highland High School. In 1997, I graduated magna cum laude from Valparaiso University with a B.S. in Elementary Education. I went on to teach at Washington Elementary in East Chicago and Homan Elementary School in Schererville. After six years of teaching, I gave in to my desire to practice law and attended Valparaiso University School of Law, where I received my J.D. in 2006.
I am admitted to practice law before the the U.S. Court of Appeals, 7th Circuit, and the U.S. District Courts for the Northern and Southern Districts of Indiana. I also am a member of the Indiana Bar Association, the Lake County Bar Association, the Association of Trial Lawyers of America, the Indiana School Board Association and the Counsel of School Attorneys.
Although I lived in Highland for almost 30 years, I now reside in Crown Point, Indiana, with my husband, Doug, daughter, Kennedy and stepdaughter, Caroline. Traveling is one of my favorite past times, and while at home, I can frequently be found outside in my garden. I treasure spending time with my family and making my children smile.