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Tara Elizabeth Faenza

Insurance Attorney at Miami, FL

5.0   1 review

About Tara

Learn Tara’s areas of practice.

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Practice areas
  1. Employment and labor
    50%
    Employment defense (employer-side) litigator. Focused on Federal and state claims under FLSA, Title VII, ADA, ADEA, FCRA, wage theft and breach of employment contract matters.

    8 years, 200 cases

  2. Insurance
    50%

 

Tara Faenza is an aggressive and tenacious attorney representing clients throughout Florida, from Orlando to the Florida Keys, Ms. Faenza focuses her practice in representing insurance companies, businsses, and employers in a variety of employment-related disputes. Ms. Faenza represents clients for prelitigation matters from negotiating employment agreements, severance and settlement agreements, EEOC/FCHR defense, and lawsuits.  Ms. Faenza's work focuses in general business and liability cases. 

A former Miami Dade County Prosecutor, Ms. Faenza completed twenty (20) jury trials and more than thirty (30) bench trials (before a judge only). Ms. Faenza has argued successfully before the 3rd District Court of appeals and is an experienced litigator in Federal and State courts, trial and appellate level. Ms. Faenza was selected as a SuperLawyer's Rising Star her first year in private practice, in 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, and 2021. Ms. Faenza was also awarded the Florida Legal Elite Award in 2018.

Ms. Faenza graduated cum laude from the University of Miami School of Law, where she was selected as student commencement speaker at graduation, an honor awarded to a student with an excellent academic record and strong public speaking skills. During law school, Ms. Faenza also earned the Dean’s Certificate of Achievement award, given to the top student, in alternative dispute resolution and received honors in Litigation Skills courses. She was selected by the prestigious law firm of Constangy, Brooks, & Smith, LLP as their Diversity Scholars Award winner for the Southern Region, in 2012. Ms. Faenza served as President of the Asian Pacific American Law Students Association in 2011-2012. She earned a spot on the University of Miami Trial Team from 2011-2013, where she earned top scores: FJA Hon. E. Earle Zehmer Memorial Mock Trial Competition, 11/2012, Semi-finalist (Top 4 Team). Nova Closing Argument Competition, Semifinalist 2011 & 2012. Ms. Faenza participated and completed study in Europe for International Human Rights and International Sales and through the Leipzig-Miami Seminar, in cooperation with the University of Leipzig, Germany. Ms. Faenza also earned an additional specialized Employment, Labor and Immigration Certificate

Licensed for 9 years
State FL
Status Member in Good Standing
Acquired 2013
Updated 11/23/2022

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

Contact Tara

McGivney & Kluger, PC
80 SW 8th Street
Suite 2000
Miami, FL, 33130

Reviews

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Posted by anonymous | October 9, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Recent EEOC settlement
Tara recently handle my EEOC case against my former employer. She was professional in every aspect. From start to finish she explained every part of the action and advised me when I needed advise. I highly recommend her as an attorney.
Response from Tara Faenza October 12, 2015
Thank you very much for your kind words. It was a pleasure working with you.

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Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Senior Associate
  • McGivney & Kluger
  • 2021 - Present
  • Managing Partner
  • Tara E Faenza, PA
  • 2020 - 2021
  • Partner
  • Navarro McKown
  • 2020 - 2021
  • Attorney
  • Perlman, Bajandas, Yevoli & Albright, P.L.
  • 2019 - 2020
  • Attorney
  • Insurance Litigation Group, P.A.
  • 2017 - 2019
  • Attorney at Law
  • THE LAW OFFICES OF GREY & MOURIN, P.A.
  • 2016 - 2017
  • Associate
  • Coane & Associates
  • 2015 - 2016
  • Assistant District Attorney
  • Miami Dade State Attorneys Office
  • 2013 - 2015
  • Legal Intern
  • Miami Dade State Attorney's Office
  • 2012 - 2012
  • Legal Intern
  • Ryder Systems, Inc.
  • 2012 - 2012
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Education

  • University of Miami
  • Certificate
  • 2013
  • University of Miami
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2013
  • University of Phoenix
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 2003

Associations

  • Dade County Bar Association
  • Attorney Member
  • 2016 - Present
  • Asian American Bar Association
  • Chairperson, Social
  • 2016 - Present
  • Florida Association for Women Lawyers
  • Attorney Member
  • 2016 - Present
  • United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida
  • Attorney
  • 2015 - Present
  • Dade Legal Aid/Put Something Back
  • Pro Bono Guardian Ad Litem
  • 2015 - Present
  • Florida Bar, Young Lawyers Division
  • Attorney Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • Florida Bar
  • Attorney Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • National Asian Pacific American Law Student Association University of Miami School of Law
  • President
  • 2011 - 2012
  • University of Miami School of Law Trial Team
  • Member
  • 2011 - 2013
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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Awards

  • Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2021
  • Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2020
  • Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2019
  • Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2018
  • Florida Legal Elite
  • Florida Trend Magazine
  • 2018
  • Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2017
  • Pro Bono Service Award
  • Dade Legal Aid / Put Something Back Pro Bono Project
  • 2017
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2016
  • Diversity Scholars Award, Southern Region
  • Constangy, Brooks & Smith, LLP
  • 2012
  • Dean's Certificate, Alternative Dispute Resolution
  • University of Miami School of Law
  • 2012
  • Honors, Litigation Skills Pretrial Course
  • University of Miami School of Law
  • 2012
  • Honors, Litigation Skills Trial Course
  • University of Miami School of Law
  • 2012
  • Finalist
  • FJA Hon. E. Earle Zehmer Memorial Mock Trial Competition
  • 2012
  • Semifinalist
  • Nova Closing Argument Competition
  • 2012
  • Semifinalist
  • Nova Closing Argument Competition
  • 2011
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Publications

Speaking Engagements

  • Insurance Law Basics
  • Insurance Law
  • 2021
  • Florida Association of Women Lawyers Corporate Summit
  • Has Covid Changed the Labor & Employment Landscape for Good?
  • 2021
  • ADP Client Event
  • 2020 Employment Law Seminar
  • 2020
  • Women of Distinction
  • Introduction for Speaker Hon. Bronwyn Miller
  • 2019
  • Dade County Chiropractic Society Attorney Roundtable
  • Employment Law
  • 2016
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Attorney endorsements

Received (22)
Given (29)
Litigation Attorney | Jul 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have just reviewed an answer of Ms. Faenza which must rank as one of the top-ten insightful and compassionate answers I have seen on Avvo in the past seven years. As a rule the answers of Ms. Faenza are accurate, analytic, and customized to the needs of the Avvo askers. This particular answer was "above and beyond". These are all qualities that every client would look for when hiring an attorney."
Employment and labor Attorney | Jan 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Tara Faenza is extremely knowledgeable in employment and labor law. She has the experience and the compassion to see labor law disputes to resolution. I endorse this fine lawyer."
Employment and labor Attorney | Mar 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Tara Faenza is a gifted trial attorney and advocate. She has extensive subject matter expertise in both state and federal litigation of first party property insurance matters, employment claims, and criminal law matters. She frequently speaks as an expert on employment law and e-discovery. She is brilliant and obtains favorable results for her clients. Without hesitation, I endorse and recommend Tara."
Insurance Attorney | Oct 16
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I had the opportunity to see Ms. Faenza when I represented insurance companies. She is extremely well versed in the law and always diligent in representing her clients. Anyone having her as their attorney will be well served."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Jun 16
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Ms. Elizabeth Faenza and I worked together at the State Attorney's Office in Miami and during that time we worked a number of DUI criminal cases together. I found her to be insightful, personable, knowledgeable, and excellent at working with clients, other attorneys, and the courts."
Employment and labor Attorney | Apr 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"A brilliant, trustworthy and highly respected attorney in the legal community. I wholeheartedly recommend Tara Elizabeth Faenza to anyone looking for an attorney who knows the law and truly cares about protecting the rights of her clients and getting them the most favorable result possible."
Employment and labor Attorney | Apr 12
Relationship: Co-worker
"I had the privilege of working with Tara and at the Miami Dade State Attorney's Office. Tara is dedicated, passionate, and highly knowledgeable. She is a very skilled trial lawyer and quick on her feet. She investigates and tries cases thoroughly, leaving no stone unturned. Moreover, Tara cares about people and is a true advocate. I absolutely recommend this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"She is very knowledgeable in criminal defense and employment law. Tara is a dedicated attorney who is both smart and sincerely wishes to help people. I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Attorney Faenza provides a much needed service on Avvo. She donates her time to individuals who are in need of immediately legal answers."
Employment and labor Attorney | Apr 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Tara provides a valuable service on Avvo. She gives excellent answers to user questions on this site. I am happy to endorse her."
Employment and labor Attorney | Apr 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Tara is a highly competent and passionate attorney. She is knowledgeable and directed in assisting and helping her clients. She works very hard to make sure she uncovers all details needed to properly represent the issues."
Employment and labor Attorney | Apr 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Tara Faenza is extremely knowledgeable in employment, labor, and criminal law matters. She has the experience and the drive to push labor disputes to resolution. I would and have recommended her to people in the community."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 04
Relationship: Supervised lawyer
"Ms. Faenza is an excellent trial attorney. I have personally witnessed how she zealously advocates for her client. Any client would be well served having her as their attorney. I endorse this lawyer."
Employment and labor Attorney | Jan 14
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Ms. Faenza is an incredible asset to individuals who need a sharp, confident, and competent advocate in their corner. I've had the pleasure of working with Ms. Faenza on a matter for one of my clients, and would not hesitate to recommend her to anyone considering retaining her."
Employment and labor Attorney | Oct 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Tara is a zealous advocate. Highly recommended."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Tara is an excellent trial attorney. She truly leaves no stone unturned and makes sure she is as prepared if not more than opposing counsel. A true professional, I would recommend Tara to anyone in need of a fighter on their side."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 20
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I've dealt with hundreds of young prosecutors over the years. Many have little perspective outside their training manuals. Tara, however, was a pleasure to work with. She's sharp, honest and fair and showed remarkable professional maturity for a young lawyer. She's a rising star."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 14
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Tara is sharp. She's not going to miss much--if anything pretrial. And during trial, she truly shines. He combination of a mastery understanding of the facts and law surrounding each case coupled with her abilities to persuade in the courtroom are a lethal duo. I highly recommend this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 11
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Ms Faenza's no-nonsense common sense approach made her stand out amongst her colleagues at the State Attorney's Office. She is smart, quick, and an extremely effective advocate for her causes. In private practice, Tara is quickly becoming a rising star in her field. I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Ms. Faenza is very knowledgeable and gives substantive answers. She has earned my respect."
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