Tara Cheever, principal attorney, formed Cheever Law, APC to fulfill her dream of serving clients in a genuine way where a relationship is formed and she becomes the trusted advisor to her clients. Rather than practicing in the broken and traditional model of focusing on “document preparation” without true counsel, she guides her clients through the often complicated and confusing course of legal decisions needed to ensure the well-being of their families and their businesses while accomplishing their family objectives and goals.
Originally from the Chicago-land area, Tara attended the University of Illinois and earned a Bachelor of Science with High Honors. She was inducted into the Beta Gamma Sigma Honor Society for scholastic excellence in achieving the top 10% of the College of Business Administration. Upon graduation, she moved to San Diego to attend Thomas Jefferson School of Law, earning a Juris Doctor and graduating Cum Laude in 2006. While at Thomas Jefferson School of Law, Tara received a Fellowship with the Center for Law, Technology and Communications for academic excellence and earned two American Jurisprudence Awards for the highest grades in Community Property and Legal Writing. Additionally, she was invited into Honors Legal Writing II and the Moot Court Society where she excelled.
While in law school, Tara served as a certified law clerk with the California Department of Justice, Attorney General’s Office where she wrote multiple appellate briefs and presented oral arguments for all three divisions of the Fourth District on behalf of the state. Tara served in the Attorney General’s Office for over one year and was the first intern to be invited to serve in that capacity beyond the standard three-month program.
After graduating Cum Laude, she immediately passed the California Bar Exam and accepted a position as a deputy city attorney with the city of Escondido, practicing with distinction for nearly three years. Having the passion to work with individuals, families and business owners in a collaborative and advisory capacity led her to launch Cheever Law, APC in 2009 where she continues to serve her clients by protecting their personal and business assets.
Tara is involved in community service, donates to charitable organizations and has volunteered with the San Diego Volunteer Lawyer Program. She is passionate about living a healthy lifestyle, and in her free time, she enjoys spending time with her rescued Maltipoo, Leo, practicing yoga and pilates, hiking and gardening. Tara is licensed to practice law in California.
|Award name||Grantor||Date Granted|
|Academic Scholarship 3rd Year||Thomas Jefferson School of Law||2006|
|American Jurisprudence Award in Community Property||Thomas Jefferson School of Law||2005|
|Academic Scholarship 2nd Year||Thomas Jefferson School of Law||2004|
|American Jurisprudence Award in Legal Writing I||Thomas Jefferson School of Law||2003|
|Academic Scholarship 1st Year||Thomas Jefferson School of Law||2003|
|Managing Attorney||Cheever Law. APC||2009 - Present|
|Deputy City Attorney||City of Escondido, City Attorney's office||2007 - 2009|
|Post-Bar law clerk||California Department of Justice, Attorney General's office||2006 - 2006|
|Certified Law Clerk||Office of the California Attorney General||2005 - 2006|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Enright Inns of Court||Associate||2012 - Present|
|Strategic Trusted Advisors Roundtable (STAR-San Diego)||Member||2012 - Present|
|WealthCounsel||Member||2012 - Present|
|ProVisors||Member||2012 - Present|
|Consumer Attorneys of San Diego||Member||2010 - Present|
|San Diego Regional Chamber of Commerce||Member||2010 - Present|
|Lawyers Club of San Diego||Member||2006 - Present|
|San Diego County Bar Association||Member||2006 - Present|
|National Assocation of Women Business Owners||Member||2010 - 2012|
|Thomas Jefferson School of Law||JD - Juris Doctor||2006|
|University of Illinois, Chicago||Bachelor of Science with honors and high distinction||2002|
|Living Legacy Shooting||What is a Gun Trust||2013|
|How to Write a Government Contract||Government Contracts||2008|
|Watkinson v. Ralphs Store, Kroger Co., et al. Case No. 37-2009-00102043-CU-PO-CTL||We were happy with the ultimate resolution and reward recovered from Kroger.|
|People v. Eric Lynn Brown, Fourth Appellate District, Division Two, Case No. E037574||We were successful on appeal and all convictions were upheld.|
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