Tara M. Parente is barred in New Jersey and New York. She is also licensed to practice in the District Court of New Jersey as well as the Northern, Southern, Eastern and Western Districts of New York. Tara obtained a Bachelor of Science in Finance as well as a Master’s in Business Administration graduating Magna Cum Laude from Monmouth University. Thereafter, at Barry University School of Law, Tara was a law clerk for the Honorable Adam McGinnis of the Ninth Circuit Court of Orange County, in Orlando, Florida. There she handled all types of matters especially landlord tenant disputes. In law school Tara received book awards for her excellence in trial advocacy and successfully published multiple law articles.
After law school, Tara immediately started practicing law as a civil defense attorney with a large firm in Jersey City. Thereafter, she practiced in New York City as a bankruptcy associate representing major clients one of many being US Bank and JP Morgan Chase. She then went on to become in-house counsel for one of the country’s largest auto-insurers. There, Tara handled hundreds of cases from inception to trial. She has also won several jury trials and obtained amazing results for all her clients. Tara also was an associate at a small law firm representing client’s interests in personal injury suits, workers compensation and multiple civil litigation actions. There she handled several appeals and assisted in certain Supreme Court cases. Finally in September of 2019, Tara decided to put her entrepreneurship skills to use and opened The Law Offices of Nazario and Parente LLC in the heart of New Brunswick with co-founder and law partner Thales Nazario. Tara’s extensive civil litigation experience along with her business background combined with her partner’s criminal defense experience has created a perfect “one-stop-shop” for all their clients. Tara zealously advocates for her clients and offers each an individualized one-on-one experience which has ultimately become the foundation of this firm.
Tara is a member of the New Jersey State Bar Association, Young Lawyer’s Division, the New York State Bar Association, Monmouth and Middlesex County Bar Associations.
Tara also enjoys writing law articles, whereby two of her articles were published: “Popular Culture’s Portrayal of Attorney Decision-Making and Its Consequences: An Analysis of an Attorney’s Internal Ethical Conflict in Film”- Appalachian Journal of Law 2015 and “Human Trafficking: Identifying Forced Labor in Multi-National Corporations and the Implications of Liability”- Brazilian Journal of Law 2014.
Aside from zealously representing her clients, Tara is an Ambassador for the Tigger Stavola Foundation’s Student Alliance Program. As an Ambassador Tara mentors local high school students while spreading awareness to the opioid epidemic.