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Tara M. Swartz

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Boston, Massachusetts
Tara M. Swartz represents employees and students in all phases of litigation, including in state and federal courts, administrative proceedings, mediation, arbitration, and appeals. Ms. Swartz’s practice concentrates on claims arising in the workplace and at educational institutions. Her employment practice includes a wide range of cases, such as discrimination and retaliation, sexual harassment, violations of the Family and Medical Leave, other state and federal statutory actions, and employment contract and tort claims. She is well versed in state and federal civil service and the federal EEO process.In the education context, Ms. Swartz concentrates on claims of discrimination and in particular works with students and institutions to develop and implement reasonable accommodation plans.Ms. Swartz is a graduate of the University of Massachusetts at Amherst (BA, BS ’98), where she was a full-scholarship athlete on the Women’s Gymnastics Team, and Northeastern University School of Law (JD ’01).

Areas of Practice

  • Employment Law – Employee
  • Education Law

Litigation Percentage

  • 90% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • Massachusetts, 2002
  • U.S. District Court District of Massachusetts, 2002
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 1st Circuit, 2003


  • Northeastern University School of Law, Boston, Massachusetts
    • J.D. – 2001
  • University of Massachusetts, Amherst, Massachusetts – 1998
    • Honors:
      cum laude
    • Honors: Full-Scholarship Athlete, Women’s Gymnastics
    • Major: Journalism BA
    • Major: Sports Management BS


  • Presenter, Continuing Legal Education Seminar on Ethical Issues, Massachusetts Labor & Employment Law Conference
  • Mastering Discovery, Deposition & Summary Judgment Strategies in Employment Cases, MCLE, 2012

Honors and Awards

  • Super Lawyers Rising Star, 2007 – 2009
  • Super Lawyers, Rising Star, 2013

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Massachusetts Bar Association, Member
  • Boston Bar Association, Member
  • Women’s Bar Association, Member
  • Massachusetts Chapter of the National Employment Lawyers Association


  • English

Swartz Law, LLC
100 State Street
Suite 900
Boston, MA 02109
Phone: 617-871-1500
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Swartz Law, LLC, represents employees in Boston, Massachusetts, and surrounding areas, including the cities of Amesbury, Andover, Avon, Belmont, Beverly, Boxford, Braintree, Brookline, Burlington, Cambridge, Canton, Carlisle, Cohasset, Concord, Danvers, Dedham, Dorchester, Dover, Franklin, Georgetown, Gloucester, Haverhill, Holbrook, Ipswich, North Hampton, Salem, Springfield and Worcester. We represent individuals in Suffolk County, Norfolk County, Essex County, Plymouth County, Middlesex County, Worcester County, Bristol County, Franklin County, Hampshire County and Berkshire County, and throughout the North and South Shores, the Cape and Islands, and central and western Massachusetts.