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Tara M. Swartz

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Attorney Tara M. Swartz of Swartz Law, LLC has handled claims arising out of the workplace for almost 15 years. She represents employees, startups and small business owners in all phases of litigation. Her 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 federal employees through the EEO process. Attorney Swartz also drafts and negotiates employment contracts, such as compensation plans, restrictive covenant agreements, and severance packages. She places an emphasis on avoidance, early detection, and resolution (both before and during a matter is filed in court) and believes that dedicated, one-on-one servicing of her clients is of utmost importance.

In the business context, Attorney Swartz knows that startups and small businesses have many of the same employment contract and compliance concerns as large corporations but do not always have the internal resources to assign issues when they arise. She assists small businesses in determining what they need to focus on, how to achieve their goals, and importantly how to stay out of trouble.

Swartz Law services clients in Massachusetts, Missouri and Kansas through its offices in Boston, Massachusetts and Kansas City, Missouri. Swartz Law is your top-rated Massachusetts employment law firm and Kansas City employment law firm.





Contact info

Swartz Law, LLC

100 State Street
Suite 900
Boston, MA, 02109

Swartz Law, LLC

1712 Main Street
Suite 353
Kansas City, MO, 64108


Practice areas


  1. Employment: 80%
    Less than 1 year
  2. Corporate: 20%
    Less than 1 year

Attorney endorsements

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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 and 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 and separation Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community


KSAuthorized to practice law201507/04/2016
MOGood Standing, Active201504/14/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
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 AssociationAmicus Chair2012 - 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