|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|PASS (Prevention for a Safer Society) literature award||National Council on Crime and Delinquency||2008|
|literature award||Gustavus Myers Center for the Study of Bigotry and Human Rights||2003|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Oregon Criminal Defense Lawyers Association||Member||2007 - Present|
|DUII or Back Injury?||client acquitted on all charges by jury|
|The Biggest Little Dog Case||acquitted or charges dismissed on all 39 criminal charges|
|Psychiatric Ward Shenanigans||Aquittal on all charges by jury|
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|University of Washington School of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||2001|
|"Econvergence: Economic and Ecological Crises"||Prison Boom or Bust: Prison Funding at the Crossroads||2009|
Posted by Liz
Tara defended my sons poor choice with strong knowledge of the law and sensitivity. She was able to work with him throughout the whole ordeal, explaining what to expect as well as hold him accountable for the trouble he had caused himself.
Posted by Guy
Tara Herivel worked on our custody case representing my wife and our family against my wife's ex in a dispute over parenting time for our child.
There is so much to say about Tara - and all of it good. Tara has worked this case with our family for over two years. Aside from our own immediate family, nobody has stood with and defended us like Tara has.
Our custody case was very contentious, and it was often not without drama and craziness. But Tara was able to get us past all of that to really always be one or two steps ahead of the game.
Tara was more than our courtroom attorney. Tara guided us in every aspect of a custody dispute, inside the court and out. If ever there was a question as to how we should handle a situation, Tara was only a phone call away.
But in the court, Tara knew her craft, and was just wonderful at bringing out the truth. Being represented by Tara, we never felt for a moment that we were “taking our chances” with a judge’s decision. Tara was everything we could’ve hoped for in a lawyer.
I could praise Tara’s work for us all day, but this review is also to feature was services specifically were provided.
Tara was able to modify our custody agreement after showing to the court that the other party had very low capacity for effective parenting.
She was able to arrange supervised visitation (from previous unsupervised visitation) between other party and our child.
When other party was unable to comply with the court’s order Tara was able to show the courts that complete suspension of visitation was warranted.
Tara fulfilled every role in this case. I can’t say enough about how wonderful it’s been having her as our attorney.