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Tara R. Sain

Divorce and separation Attorney at Gastonia, NC

5.0   1 review
  • Licensed for 25 years
    State NC
    Acquired 1998
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I am a lifelong resident of North Carolina.  I received a B.A. in Political Science from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and a Juris Doctorate from Campbell University's Norman A. Wiggins School of Law.  I have handled numerous family law cases since entering the legal profession and am thrilled to be associated with a firm that focuses exclusively on family law issues.  I pride myself on being an attentive and knowledgeable resource for my clients during what is typically a very stressful time in their lives.  I understand that every case is unique and strive to meet the individual needs of my clients by providing competent and compassionate legal representation. When I'm not practicing law, I enjoy traveling with my family and attending my children's sporting events.  


McIlveen Family Law Firm
1371-A E. Garrison Blvd.
Gastonia, NC, 28054

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Posted by Lauren | August 30, 2013
Lawyer with a Heart
Tara Sain is an honest, knowledgeable, and compassionate lawyer. I feel I had a somewhat complex case and had already been to one lawyer that just didn't work out. I was reluctant “shopping” around for another one thinking I was just going to hear the same BS I heard from the first one. When I emailed Tara’s firm questioning their costs and procedures I immediately got a call from there paralegal who was very pleasant and clearly explained everything over the phone. The very next day I was scheduled to have a consult with Tara. After talking to her for I believe an hour and a half I knew I was going to retain her as my lawyer. Tara listened to everything I had to say without interruptions and gave me her honest feedback and thoughts on ways to proceed. I never felt rushed or like I was wasting her time, in fact I actually felt she genuinely cared about my situation. To make a long story short from day one Tara knew what my end goal was and within 6 weeks of starting something I thought would never end we had signed documents and our separation was final. I can’t say enough about Tara, she and her office impressed me from the get go with their promptness and overall concern for me and my outcome. I would recommend Tara Sain and the Mcilveen Family Law Firm to anyone in the Charlotte and surrounding area.
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Work Experience

  • Associate Attorney
  • McIlveen Family Law Firm
  • 2013 - Present
  • Contract Attorney
  • Burke County Department of Social Services
  • 2011 - 2012
  • Department Attorney
  • Catawba County
  • 2008 - 2011
  • Associate Attorney
  • Arthurs & Foltz
  • 2001 - 2008
  • Child Support Enforcement Attorney
  • Gaston County Department of Social Services
  • 1999 - 2001
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  • Campbell University, Norman A. Wiggins School of Law
  • J.D.
  • 1998
  • University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
  • B.A.
  • 1994


  • Catawba County Bar Association
  • Attorney Member
  • 2008 - Present
  • North Carolina Bar Association
  • Attorney Member
  • 1998 - Present
  • North Carolina State Bar
  • Attorney Member
  • 1998 - Present
  • Gaston County Domestic Rules Committee
  • Attorney Member
  • 2007 - 2008
  • Gaston County Bar Association
  • Secretary, 2001
  • 1999 - 2000
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Gaston County VLP Distinguished Service Award
  • Legal Aid of North Carolina
  • 2007
  • Gaston County VLP Service Award
  • Legal Aid of North Carolina
  • 2006

Attorney endorsements

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Family Attorney | Aug 20
Relationship: Co-worker
"Tara's attention to detail and knowledge of the law provides notable legal advocacy for each and every client. I trust completely in Tara's expertise and caring attitude."
Family Attorney | May 30
Relationship: Supervised lawyer
"I endorse this lawyer. I have known Tara for more than 14 years now and cannot think of anyone that I would be more comfortable representing me in court. Tara is both knowledgeable and compassionate. She truly cares for what is best for her clients and takes their struggles to heart. She is as tenacious in her approach while in court as she is reasoned in her settlement abilities. Any client choosing Tara to represent them will be well cared for and never question that they have someone on their side."
Family Attorney | May 10
Relationship: Co-worker
"Tara is an experienced family law attorney who has been working in the family law field for over 15 years. She is extremely knowledgeable in regards to family law. As such, I would suggest her to any client."
Family Attorney | May 08
Relationship: Supervised lawyer
"Tara is an excellent attorney who is always willing to go the extra mile for her clients. Tara is dedicated to her clients and diligent about getting things done as quickly as possible. I highly recommend Tara."

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Gastonia Divorce and separation Lawyer Tara R. Sain
Tara R. Sain
Divorce and separation Attorney
Gastonia, NC
Licensed for 25 years