Tara Clark Newberry, Esq.

Tara Clark Newberry, Esq.

Tara Clark Newberry, Esq.

Tara Clark Newberry, Esq.

Biography

After 8 years as a Cincinnati Police Officer, Tara Clark Newberry desired to advance her education and commence a career in the practice of law. While in law school, Tara focused on Alternative Dispute Resolution courses, and competed in several Negotiations and Arbitration Competitions. Early in her practice, she focused on complex litigation matters, medical malpractice and personal injury, attended numerous mediations and arbitrations on behalf of corporate and insurance defense clients and emphasized the cost effectiveness of mediation in all aspects of her work. Realizing her desire to help others would be better accomplished in a smaller practice, Tara joined a small boutique real estate firm, and commenced a real estate and consumer law practice. While there she has continued to utilize alternative dispute resolution background to counsel her clients on expedient and cost-effective alternatives to litigation. Her success in private practice resulted in other practitioners contacting her to privately mediate real estate disputes between parties, often times pre-litigation and prior to any administrative actions being opened with the Nevada Real Estate Division. Eventually, she started Clark Newberry Law Firm in 2010 and has been the managing partner of that firm to date.

In 2009, she was selected in the first group of mediators appointed by the Foreclosure Mediation Program for the State of Nevada, and presided over hundreds of mediations during her tenure, and was reappointed by the Nevada Supreme Court every year she reapplied. In 2015, she was commended by the program’s director for not only her six years of service, but for having one of the highest resolution rates among mediators appointed to the panel. In 2015, upon the creation of the Mortgage Modification Program in United States Bankruptcy Court District of Nevada, Tara was selected as a Federal Court Mediator for the Bankruptcy Court, and currently presides over mediations for active bankruptcy matters. Her substantive knowledge and skill in negotiations has made her a highly sought after mediator.

Professional Experience
  • Neutral, Advanced Resolution Management
  • Appointed Mediator, United States Bankruptcy Court District of Nevada (2015-present)
  • Partner, Clark Newberry Law Firm (2010-present)
  • Associate Attorney, Deaner, Deaner, Scan, Malan & Larsen (2009-2010)
  • Appointed Mediator, Supreme Court State of Nevada Appointment, Nevada Foreclosure Mediation Program (2009-2015)
  • Associate Attorney, Alverson, Taylor, Mortenson, Sanders (2007-2009)
  • Police Officer, Cincinnati Police Department (1997-2004)
Specialties
  • Bankruptcy
  • Consumer Law
  • General Civil
  • Insurance
  • Personal Injury
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Real Estate
Professional Licenses
  • State of Nevada
  • State of California
  • U.S. District Court, Nevada
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of California
  • Supreme Court of the United States
  • 9th Circuit Court of Appeals
Memberships & Professional Affiliations
  • Member, State Bar of California (2007-present)
  • Member, State Bar of Nevada (2007-present)
  • Member, American Bar Association (2004-present)
  • Member, Clark County Bar Association (2007-present)
  • Member, National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys (2009-present)
  • Former Member, American Association of Justice (2007-2011)
  • Member, Nevada Justice Association (2011-present)
  • Member, American Bankruptcy Institute (2012-present)
  • Member, Federal Bar Association (2013-present)
  • Member, National Association of Consumer Advocates (2013-present)
  • Member, American Society of Legal Advocates (2013-present)
Education
  • J.D., California Western School of Law (2006)
  • B.S., University of Cincinnati (1997)
Honors & Awards
  • Rising Star, SuperLawyers Magazine (2013-2017)
Lectures, Teaching & Publications
  • Tara has been invited by the State Bar of Nevada as a speaker for Continuing Legal Education and recently was on panel with Nevada Supreme Court Justice Cherry, the Honorable Richard Bouleware from Federal District Court and Judge Adriana Escobar from the Eighth Judicial District Court, presenting to the entire State Bar of Nevada Annual Meeting on bias in practice during a plenary session.
  • She is also a contributing writer for various magazines and legal journals.