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About Tara

Tara is and always has been passionate about serving people and being a voice for her clients. There is no greater satisfaction, thrill, or sense of personal achievement to her than knowing she has helped another. She was raised in a small town in North Carolina alongside her younger brother and two older sisters, and it was here that she learned the value of people and community. Tara was a leader throughout her college years and graduated from an accelerated program at East Carolina University prior to attending law school at Elon University School of Law. During law school, she worked in several clinics serving the local population and was awarded the Outstanding Clinical Student Award as a result. Since law school, Tara has had the opportunity to practice several different areas of law. She understands each case is unique and is dedicated to providing her clients with the zealous representation they deserve. Tara believes the most powerful tool she can provide her clients is knowledge of the law, so together they are able to make informed and educated decisions each step of the way.

When Tara isn’t working, she enjoys spending time with friends and family, volunteering in her community, cheering on her East Carolina Pirates, traveling with her husband, and spoiling their dog, Captain Jack Sparrow.

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Tara A. Harrawood


Areas of Practice

Family Law
Business & Employment Law
Civil Litigation


Elon University School of Law – Greensboro, North Carolina
East Carolina University – Greenville, North Carolina

Bar Admissions

North Carolina, 2012

Professional Associations and Memberships

Mecklenburg County Bar Association
Women Lawyers of Charlotte
Gaston County Bar Association
North Carolina Bar Association, Family Law Section and Young Lawyers Division
American Bar Association


Rising Star – McIlveen Family Law Firm: 2018
The Nationals Advocates- Top 40 Under 40: 2018
Business NC Legal Elite- Family Law: 2021
Business NC Legal Elite- Young Guns: 2020, 2021, 2022
Super Lawyers – Rising Star: 2022
2023 Best Lawyers®: Ones to Watch in America™ – Family Law
Business NC Legal Elite Family Law 2023