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Tara K. Clarke focuses on estate administration, wills and commercial litigation. Ms. Clarke returned home to Maryland to practice law after graduating in the inaugural class of Drexel University College of Law and serving a judicial clerkship with the Honorable Mark I. Bernstein, Court of Common Pleas in the First Judicial District of Philadelphia’s Commerce Court. Prior to attending law school, Ms. Clarke was a research biologist with the Armed Forces Radiobiology Research Institute at the National Naval Medical Center and is published in the International Journal of Radiation Biology. She also presented and published in the proceedings of NATO Human Factors and Medicine Panel Research Task Group Meeting 2005.

Professional Memberships
• American Bar Association
     Section on Real Probate and Trust Law
• Baltimore City Bar Association
• Maryland State Bar Association
     Section on Estates and Trusts
     Section on Animal Law
     Young Lawyers Section

Community Service
• 11th Street Family Health Services
     Prepared wills, power of attorney and
     advanced medical directive documents
     for low-income families
• Maryland Volunteer Lawyers Service
     Pro bono cases in the area of wills, estates,
     trusts, and guardianships


Hobbies include playing tennis, squash and volleyball, traveling, reading, and spending time with family and friends.


Practice areas


  1. Wills: 30%
  2. Probate: 30%
  3. Litigation: 30%
    5 years
  4. Animal Law: 10%
    5 years



Free consultation (30 minutes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

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  • Jan Ingham Berlage

    Tara is a first rate lawyer. She is hardworking, highly dedicated to her clients and has an exceptionally good grasp of the law. I highly recommend her.


    Jan Berlage Lawsuits and disputes Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

Contact info

Gohn, Hankey & Stichel, LLP

201 N. Charles Street
Baltimore, MD, 21201


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Excellence in Research Presentation AwardFranklin & Marshall College2004
First Place, Rotary Club Essay ContestRotary ClubN/A
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
AttorneyGohn, Hankey & Stichel LLP2010 - Present
Judicial Law ClerkCourt of Common Pleas of Philadelphia, Commerce Division2008 - 2009
Law ClerkBodie, Nagle, Dolina, Smith & Hobbs PC2008 - 2008
Law ClerkDeneka Law Firm, PC2007 - 2007
Research BiologistArmed Forces Radiobiology Research Institute2004 - 2006
Association namePosition nameDuration
Maryland State Bar Association, Estate and Trust Law SectionN/A2011 - Present
Maryland State Bar Association, Young Lawyers SectionN/A2011 - Present
Bar Association of Baltimore CityN/A2011 - Present
Maryland State Bar Association, Animal Law SectionN/A2010 - Present
Publication nameTitleDate
International Journal of Radiation BiologySubcutaneous Administration of Genistein Prior to Lethal Irradiation Supports Multilineage, Hematopoietic Progenitor Cell Recovery and Survival2007
NATO Human Factors and Medicine Panel Research Task GroupRadiation Bioeffects and Countermeasures2005
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Drexel University Earle Mack School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2009
Franklin and Marshall CollegeAnimal BehaviorBA - Bachelor of Arts2004
Hereford High SchoolN/AN/A2000
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Annual Conference of the Comparative Cognition SocietySelection of Objects in Exploration Tasks2004
Franklin & Marshall Research FairThe Effect of Stress on Alcohol Consumption in Rats2003