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Tara Michelle Swartz

also known as Tara M., Swartz

About me

Swartz Law, LLC concentrates on claims arising in the workplace and at colleges and universities. Attorney Tara M. Swartz has handled such claims for over a decade. She represents employees, small businesses, and students in all phases of litigation, including in state and federal courts, administrative agencies, mediation, arbitration, and appeals. Attorney Swartz's employment practice includes a wide range of cases, such as all forms of discrimination and retaliation, sexual harassment, violations of the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), unpaid wages, non-competition and non-solicitation matters, other state and federal statutory actions, and contract and tort claims. She is well versed in representing state and federal employees. Attorney Swartz also counsels small businesses to ensure compliance with employment laws and avoid potential litigation. In the higher education context, Attorney Swartz represents students in claims of discrimination and is experienced working with students and institutions to develop and implement reasonable accommodation plans. She also represents students in claims arising out of disciplinary actions. 


Practice areas


  1. Employment: 90%
  2. Education: 10%

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  • William V. Hoch

    Tara is a great advocate on behalf of her clients. Having litigated against her, I can honestly state that she will fight aggressively for her client while maintaining a good relationship with opposing counsel. This is incredibly important to getting the most out of your case. I highly recommend Tara for anyone who needs employment law advice or representation in a case.


    William Hoch Employment & Labor Attorney
    Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter

  • Anjali Gupta Stevenson

    Tara Swartz is an effective and experienced attorney, and I would recommend her to any client for employment matters.


    Anjali Stevenson Divorce & Separation Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact info

Swartz Law, LLC

100 State Street
Suite 900
Boston, MA, 02109


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Award nameGrantorDate granted
Super LawyerMassachusetts and New England Super Lawyer2015
Super LawyerMassachusetts and New England Super Lawyers2014
Rising StarMassachusetts and New England Super Lawyers2013
Rising StarMassachusetts Super Lawyer2009
Rising StarMassachusetts Super Lawyers2008
Rising StarMassachusetts Super Lawyers2007
Association namePosition nameDuration
National Employment Lawyers AssociationChair2012 - 2014
Publication nameTitleDate
Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly‘But-for’ causation needed to prove retaliation claim2012
Massachusetts Lawyers WeeklyThe Big Picture2008
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Northeastern University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2001
University of Massachusetts, AmherstN/AOther - Bachelors1998
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education, Inc.Chair and Faculty, Top 10 FMLA Situations and Solutions2015
NUSL Annual Labor and Employment ProgramPanelist, Let Me Leave! Grappling with an Expansion in Multiple Forms of Leave of Absence2014
MCLE Annual Employment Law ConferenceFaculty, Contract in Employment Law2013
Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education, Inc.Faculty, Taking a Deposition in an Employment Law Case2013
Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education, Inc.Faculty, Mastering Discovery, Deposition & Summary Judgment Strategies in Employment Cases2012