Compassionate, Competent. DWI/DUI, Divorce/Custody, Mediation, Serious Traffic & Criminal Defense.
Attorney at Law Office of Tara Shoemaker, Esq. LLC
I work as a Trial Lawyer handling: Divorce/Family Law Lawyer, Child Custody Lawyer, Child Support, DSS Appeals, Criminal Defense, Possession, Distribution, Assaults, Battery, Auto Theft, Reckless Endangerment, Felonies, Misdemeanors, DWI/DUI, Traffic Cases, Auto Accidents, Personal Injury Cases, Bankruptcy, Foreclosure Defense, Antitrust Consulting, and Civil Litigation.
My firm was the Recipient of Maryland State Bar Association 2013 PBRC "Small Firm of the Year" Award and featured in Maryland State Bar Association Bar Bulletin "Small Firm Sets Big Example", and I have been featured in the Frederick News Post.
In 2014, I was named one of the "Top 100 Criminal Defense Lawyers" by the National Trial Lawyers.
In 2015, I was named one of the Top 10 Criminal Defense Attorneys in MD by the American Institute of Criminal Law Attorneys. I also was named one of the "Top 3 Attorneys" by Frederick Magazine.
In addition to a general trial practice, I have completed additional training to serve as a Childrens Best Interest Attorney, Famliy Law and General Civil Practice Mediator, and a Parent Coordinator.
I frequently volunteer my time on behalf of victims of domestic violence and sexual assault through Heartley House. My volunteer work with Heartley House has been featured in the Frederick Gorilla Magazine.
My Contact Information:
Tara Shoemaker, Esq
Law Office of Tara Shoemaker, Esq. LLC
129-10 West Patrick St.
Frederick, Maryland 21701
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Top 10 Client Satisfaction||American Institute of Criminal Law Attorneys||2015|
|Top Lawyer||Global Directory of Who's Who||2015|
|Top 3 Frederick Lawyers||Frederick Magazine||2015|
|Top 100 Trial Lawyers||National Trial Lawyers||2014|
|Pro Bono Resource Center- Small Firm of the Year||Maryland State Bar Association||2013|
|Small Firm of the Year||Maryland State Bar Association PBRC Committee||2013|
|Children's Best Interest Attorney Training||Maryland State Bar Association||2008|
|Stephen L. Snyder Litigation Fellow||University of Baltimore||2006|
|Owner||Tara K. Shoemaker & Associates||2007 - Present|
|Attorney||Russell & Heffner, LLC||2009 - 2011|
|Consultant||American Antitrust Institute||2006 - 2007|
|Clerk||Honorable Chief Judge G. Edward Dwyer||2006 - 2006|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Maryland State Bar Association, Agricultural Law Committee||Member||2014 - Present|
|Maryland State Bar Association||Member||2007 - Present|
|Frederick County Bar Association||Member||2007 - Present|
|Frederick Gorilla Magazine||Compassionate Representation in the Most Difficult Circumstances||2015|
|Maryland Bar Bulletin||"Small Firm Sets Big Example"||2014|
|American Antitrust Private Enforcement Report||Benefits of a Private Enforcement: An Analysis of Forty Cases||2007|
|Alternative Dispute Resolution||Marital Property Mediation||2015|
|Alternative Dispute Resolution||Child Access Medation||2015|
|Cooperative Parenting Institute||Parent Coordination Training||2015|
|University of Baltimore School of Law||J.D.||2007|
|Lawson v. Paulson||Mother awarded sole legal and physical custody of child. Father ordered to pay Mother $11,685.90 in attorneys fees. Father ordered to pay child support arrearage in the amount of $14,088.00 in addition of current support.|
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