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Tara C Dugo

Appeals Attorney at Sandy Hook, CT

5.0   8 reviews
Free consultation Virtual consultation available
Free consultation Virtual consultation available
  • State Years
    Connecticut - CT 11 years
    New Jersey - NJ 11 years
  • Licensed for 11 years
    State CT
    Acquired 2011
    Status
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 11 years
    State NJ
    Acquired 2011
    Status
    License Administratively Revoked No misconduct found

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

About Tara

Learn Tara’s areas of practice.

5
Practice areas
  1. Appeals
    25%
    Family law appeals to the Connecticut Appellate and Supreme Courts

    10 years

  2. Alimony
    15%

    12 years

  3. Child custody
    15%

    12 years

  4. Child support
    15%

    12 years

  5. Divorce and separation
    15%

    12 years

  6. Family
    15%

    12 years

COMPASSION. DEDICATION. EXPERIENCE YOU CAN TRUST.

Tara concentrates her practice in divorce and family matters, including cases involving both significant as well as minimal assets, complex compensation structures, post judgment modifications and enforcements, alimony terminations, parenting and custody issues. In addition, she dedicates much of her practice to divorce and family law appeals in both the Connecticut Appellate and Supreme Courts.

Tara is a member of the Fairfield County Bar Association, American Bar Association and the Connecticut Bar Association. She is admitted to practice in Connecticut and New Jersey.

Tara has served as a co-chair of the Fairfield County Bar Association’s "Women and the Law" and "Appellate Law" executive committees. She previously served on the executive committee of the Connecticut Bar Association/Young Lawyers Section as a co-chair of the Child Welfare and Juvenile Justice Committee. She is currently a volunteer in the Stamford Superior Court to provide legal assistance to self-represented family law litigants through the Volunteer Attorney Program. She has also volunteered as the statewide coordinator of the Lawyers in the Classroom program in Connecticut and the coordinator of the high school mock trial program for New Haven County through CT Civics First.

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Dugo Law, LLC
107 Church Hill Road
Suite 2B
Sandy Hook, CT, 06482
Dugo Law, LLC
Wilton Office
Suite 15B
Wilton, CT, 06897
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Posted by Adam Rattner | November 20, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent compassionate attorney
Tara was an amazing attorney. Her ability to understand what is important to me as well as clearly explaining the various routes to pursue was incredible. Tara is a very busy well regarded attorney and after hiring her I understand why.
Posted by Rachel | December 31, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Intelligent, Knowledgable and Compassionate
Tara helped me with a somewhat complicated case involving a child support adjustment post divorce. She was honest, fair, and did a great job in setting realistic expectations. My results were positive and I believe its all due to her experience and familiarity with the CT family court system and legal precedent. I highly recommend working with her.
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Posted by anonymous | November 19, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent service
I'm very pleased to have Tara Dugo help me getting through the legality and specifics of a divorce. Tara is professional, knows what she is doing; but is also humble. She patiently took into account the way I had like to proceed. Jennifer Macaraeg of Dugo Law too is courteous & prompt. Happy with the Dugo Law.
Posted by Rick | April 12, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Perfectly Professional &
I picked Tara for my case after we had a great introductory phone call; she struck an excellent balance of professionalism and kindness. If all lawyers were like Tara, well, there would be fewer "lawyer jokes." Thank you.
Response from Tara Dugo April 12, 2021
Thank you, Rick! I wish you all the best.
Posted by Audrey | March 19, 2021
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
An excellent consultation!
I recently had the pleasure of working with Attorney Tara Dugo. She was professional and caring at the same time. Through her guidance I was able to make a decision regarding my alimony with confidence. I would highly recommend Dugo Law, LLC.
Response from Tara Dugo March 19, 2021
Thank you, Audrey! I'm glad everything worked out!
Posted by Brian | February 3, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Hire her!
I recently went through the process of trying to find a lawyer for a post judgement emergency custody matter. I spoke to many attorneys and knew right away I had found my attorney after speaking with Tara. She was SUPER knowledgeable and a go getter. She prepared all the necessary motions. I was awarded ex parte emergency custody. She prepared for our hearing which was basically two weeks after the motions were filed and knocked it out of the park at the actual hearing. Then handled all of the settlement discussion after the hearing as well. She got more accomplished in terms of my custody then I thought would even be possible. She worked with me on rates. All in all, a very positive experience. I would highly recommend Tara to anyone in need of an attorney for a family matter. I went from having zero custody of my two boys to full physical custody. A major leap.
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Response from Tara Dugo March 2, 2021
Thank you, Brian. I'm glad I was able to help.
Posted by Stu | December 23, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Sole Legal Custody
I have to say, I've been in and out of court for the past nine years over major custody and visitation issues regarding our minor child. Some unforeseen recent events occurred and I needed yet again another lawyer. Tara Dugo, looked over nine years of documented history and said you should be going for Sole custody at this point. After a two day trial, I was finally granted Sole Legal Custody. As a father, that's without a doubt, by far the best Christmas gift I could ever get.
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Response from Tara Dugo March 2, 2021
Thank you, Stu! It was a pleasure working with you.
Posted by Rebecca | October 11, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Intelligent, efficient, compassionate and professional
Tara is an absolute pleasure to work with! She is efficient and kept the cost of my divorce affordable while creating an agreement that was reasonable and fair. She has compassion for the emotions that come along with the process and always returned my calls and emails promptly with thorough and well thought out responses. After interviewing almost a dozen lawyers in Fairfield County, I recommend Ms. Dugo without any reservations.
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Cost

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  • Free Consultation 15 minutes
  • Retainer Always
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Dugo Law, LLC
  • 2020 - Present
  • Attorney
  • GraberRoberts, LLC
  • 2018 - 2020
  • Attorney
  • Roberts Family Law
  • 2013 - 2017
  • Attorney
  • Schoonmaker, George & Colin, PC
  • 2011 - 2013
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Education

  • Pace University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2011

Associations

  • Fairfield County Bar Association, Family Law Committee
  • Member
  • 2011 - Present
  • Connecticut Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2011 - Present
  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2007 - Present
  • Fairfield County Bar Association
  • Co-chair: Appellate Committee
  • 2018 - 2020
  • Fairfield County Bar Association
  • Co-Chair Women and the Law Committee
  • 2016 - 2017
  • Civics First-New Haven
  • Coordinator-Mock Trials
  • 2015 - 2018
  • Connecticut Bar Association, Young Lawyers Section
  • Executive Committee co-chair, Children and the Law
  • 2013 - 2016
  • Connecticut Bar Association
  • Executive Committee Member-Child Welfare and Juvenile Justice
  • 2013 - 2016
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2020
  • 10 Best
  • American Institute of Family Law Attorneys
  • 2020
  • Top 10 Attorney
  • Attorney and Practice Magazine
  • 2020
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2019
  • 10 Best
  • American Institute of Family Law Attorneys
  • 2019
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2018
  • 10 Best
  • American Institute of Family Law Attorneys
  • 2018
  • Top 10 Lawyers Under 40
  • National Association of Family Lawyers
  • 2017
  • Connecticut Rising Stars
  • Superlawyers
  • 2017
  • New Leaders of the Law
  • Connecticut Law Tribune
  • 2016
  • Connecticut Rising Stars
  • Superlawyers
  • 2016
  • Connecticut Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2015
  • Top Attorneys in Connecticut
  • Connecticut Magazine
  • 2015
  • Top Ranked Under 40
  • National Academy of Family Attorneys
  • 2015
  • Top 10 Lawyers Under 40
  • National Association of Family Lawyers
  • 2014
  • 10 Best Under 40
  • American Institute of Family Law Attorneys
  • 2014
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Publications

  • The Connecticut Law Tribune
  • Alimony in Connecticut: A Rudderless Ship
  • 2015
  • Connecticut Law Tribune
  • Special Needs Children Create Special Challenges
  • 2012

Speaking Engagements

  • Achieving Better Custody Outcomes
  • Custody
  • 2016
  • The Anatomy of a Special Needs Trust
  • Family Law/Trust and Estates
  • 2015
  • Lawyers in the Classroom
  • Family Law
  • 2014
  • Handling DCF Investigations
  • DCF Investigations
  • 2014
  • Deconstructing a Custody Evaluation
  • Family Law
  • 2013
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Sandy Hook Appeals Lawyer Tara C Dugo
Tara C Dugo
Appeals Attorney
Sandy Hook, CT
Licensed for 11 years
Free Consultation
Virtual consultation available