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Tara is the managing attorney at Cheever Law, APC. The firm handles business law, corporate compliance, entity formations, business succession planning, estate planning, Wills & Trusts and incapacity planning. Through this focus, Tara is able to provide clients with the highest quality of legal service in a responsible, caring and efficient manner.  Tara further differentiates herself through professional excellence, straightforward communication, personal attention and creative solutions.

Tara provides a full range of estate planning services, counseling clients on what options they should consider before implementing their wishes.  Through the use of various business law and estate planning techniques, she helps business owners and families protect their businesses, preserve their wealth for future generations, minimize estate taxes, avoid probate and minimize personal liability.  In addition, Tara helps clients create an incapacity plan to avoid a Living Probate or Guardianship Proceeding and helps families who have experienced loss of their loved ones in Trust Administration matters.

Originally from the Chicagoland area, Tara attended the University of Illinois and earned a Bachelor of Science degree with honors.  Tara moved to San Diego to attend Thomas Jefferson School of Law, earning a Juris Doctor and graduating Cum Laude. 

Tara is involved in a number of professional organizations, including the California State Bar, the American Bar Association, the San Diego County Bar Association, Wealth Counsel, ProVisors, Lawyers Club of San Diego, Strategic Trusted Advisors Roundtable - STAR San Diego, Enright Inns of Court, North County Estate Planning Council and the San Diego Regional Chamber of Commerce.  Tara also is involved in community service efforts and has volunteered with the San Diego Volunteer Lawyer Program.

In order to achieve balance, Tara enjoys playing with her rescue Malipoo named Leo, exercising and enjoying beautiful San Diego.  



Practice areas


  1. Power Of Attorney: 20%
    9 years
  2. Wills: 20%
    9 years
  3. Trusts: 20%
    9 years
  4. Business: 20%
    9 years
  5. Estate Planning: 20%
    9 years



Fixed (always), Free consultation (30 minutes)

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Attorney endorsements

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  • Lenden Franklin Webb

    I sent a long-time client to Ms. Cheever recently and she handled his issues with great care. It was a complicated matter as the client owned a substantial portion of a company that was going to be listed on the NYSE and the client had various needs that he didn't even realize he had. I would heartily recommend anyone to contact Ms. Cheever for their trust needs.


    Lenden Webb Lawsuits and disputes Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

  • Adam Paul Eberts

    Tara is a compassionate and knowledgeable attorney whom I fully endorse.


    Adam Eberts Litigation Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact info

Cheever Law, APC

5755 Oberlin Drive, Suite 301
San Diego, CA, 92121


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Award nameGrantorDate granted
Academic Scholarship 3rd YearThomas Jefferson School of Law2006
American Jurisprudence Award in Community PropertyThomas Jefferson School of Law2005
Academic Scholarship 2nd YearThomas Jefferson School of Law2004
Academic Scholarship 1st YearThomas Jefferson School of Law2003
American Jurisprudence Award in Legal Writing IThomas Jefferson School of Law2003
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Managing AttorneyCheever Law. APC2009 - Present
Deputy City AttorneyCity of Escondido, City Attorney's office2007 - 2009
Post-Bar law clerkCalifornia Department of Justice, Attorney General's office2006 - 2006
Certified Law ClerkOffice of the California Attorney General2005 - 2006
Association namePosition nameDuration
Enright Inns of CourtAssociate2012 - Present
Strategic Trusted Advisors Roundtable (STAR-San Diego)Member2012 - Present
WealthCounselMember2012 - Present
ProVisorsMember2012 - Present
Consumer Attorneys of San DiegoMember2010 - Present
San Diego Regional Chamber of CommerceMember2010 - Present
Lawyers Club of San DiegoMember2006 - Present
San Diego County Bar AssociationMember2006 - Present
National Assocation of Women Business OwnersMember2010 - 2012
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Watkinson v. Ralphs Store, Kroger Co., et al. Case No. 37-2009-00102043-CU-PO-CTLWe were happy with the ultimate resolution and reward recovered from Kroger.
People v. Eric Lynn Brown, Fourth Appellate District, Division Two, Case No. E037574We were successful on appeal and all convictions were upheld.
Estate PlanningFavorable
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Thomas Jefferson School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2006
University of Illinois, ChicagoMarketingOther - Bachelors2002
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Living Legacy ShootingWhat is a Gun Trust2013
How to Write a Government ContractGovernment Contracts2008