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, such as employment discrimination claims under Title VII and the Americans with Disabilities Act, both at the EEOC level and in state and federal courts. She also assists employers in drafting effective employment policies, such as employee handbooks, and in training employees to avoid potential litigation.
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Top Rated Civil Litigation Attorney in Baltimore, MD||Maryland Super Lawyers||2015|
|Senior Partner||Franklin & Prokopik||2000 - Present|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Maryland Retailers’ Association||General Counsel||N/A|
|DRI: The Voice of the Defense Bar||Former Chair of Trucking Law Committee||N/A|
|Transportation Lawyers Association||Former Representative at Large on the Executive Committee||N/A|
|Maryland State Bar Association||Former Board Member||N/A|
|Bar Association of Baltimore City||N/A||N/A|
|Transportation Intermediaries Association||N/A||N/A|
|For The Defense (TACDL)||The Use of Photogrammetry in Accident Reconstruction: Can Expert Opinions Be Successfully Challenged?||2009|
|The Transportation Lawyer||Court of Appeals of Georgia finds broker is not vicariously liable for acts of motor carrier and driver||2009|
|American Trucking Associations Management Conference||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”||2007|
|For The Defense (TACDL)||Indemnification of Permissive Users: Coverage Expansion in Tractor-Trailer Insurance?||2005|
|University of Baltimore School of Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1998|
|James Madison University||BS - Bachelor of Science||1995|
|Transportation Lawyers Association’s (TLA) Broker Claims Boot Camp||Cargo Claims||2016|
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