TARA N. KARCH CROSS

PARTNER

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ATTORNEY PROFILE

Tara is a co-chair of the Trucking & Transportation group at KSLN and devotes her practice to representing and achieving successful results for insured and self-insured clients. She specifically has experience handling casualty and negligence matters involving trucking and transportation liability, premises liability, industrial construction site accidents and product liability, along with matters involving professional liability claims, contract disputes and employment disputes. Additionally, in the past, Tara served as one of the lead counsel in the defense of a nursing home class action lawsuit.  Frequently, Tara publishes and presents on various on-trend law-related topics.

 

Outside of the office, Tara is very active in the community serving and giving back to others. Tara previously served on the Board of Trustees for Mount Saint Mary Academy in Kenmore, New York, and was elected President for the 2012-2013 term. In addition, she assisted the school’s Mock Trial Team as the Attorney Coach for a number of years. Tara is currently on the Board of Directors of the Holocaust Resource Center of Buffalo and previously served as Executive Vice President. She further assists various nonprofit organizations with fundraising activities.

EDUCATION

  • J.D., Syracuse University College of Law

  • Advanced Certificate, Health Services Management and Policy, Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs, Syracuse University

  • B.A., History, State University of New York College at Geneseo

ACHIEVEMENTS

  • Recipient, Forty Under Forty, Buffalo Business First, 2016

  • Recognized as a Rising Star, Super Lawyers Magazine, 2013-2017

  • Graduate, Trial Academy, International Association of Defense Counsel, 2016

AFFILIATIONS

  • New York State Bar Association

  • Bar Association of Erie County

  • Women’s Bar Association of the State of New York, Western New York Chapter

  • Trucking Industry Defense Association (TIDA)

  • Defense Research Institute, Trucking Law Committee

ADMISSIONS

  • New York State Courts

  • United States District Court, Western District of New York

  • United States District Court, Northern District of New York

Buffalo

Corning

Utica

Rochester

Syracuse

White Plains

New York City

Albany

Erie, PA

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