A lifelong resident of the Unity Township/Latrobe area, Tamara’s family roots run deep in the community. A graduate of Greater Latrobe High School, Tamara always knew she wanted to devote her professional life to helping people through the legal system. After graduating college from Seton Hill University, she enrolled in law school and soon after began her legal career as a law clerk. Throughout the next decade, Tamara’s legal experience centered around public service and grew as she served the community as a mediator for a Prosecutor's Office, Assistant Counsel for the PA Department of Transportation and Assistant Public Defender for Westmoreland County.
Tamara has worked as a public servant at the county and state level in both criminal and civil law.
Tamara’s legal experience includes criminal and civil litigation, practicing at the District Court, Court of Common Pleas and Appellate Court level. During her time working for the Commonwealth, as Assistant Counsel, Tamara represented Commonwealth employees and law enforcement officers in civil matters. Her work with the Commonwealth also included tort and real property law. Tamara currently works at the Westmoreland County Office of the Public Defender providing direct representation to underserved individuals in this county.
The common strand throughout her career is that she has worked to better her community through the practice of law.
In addition to her professional legal experience, Tamara is a Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) in Westmoreland County. A CASA is a certified volunteer who provides a voice in the courts on behalf of abused and neglected children.
Tamara, her fiancé, Ryan and their rescued greyhound, Lewis, live in Latrobe.