Tara C. McLernan


  • location icon Newark, NJ
    One Riverfront Plaza
    Suite 800
    Newark, NJ 07102

Tara McLernan is an associate in the Newark office of Lewis Brisbois and a member of the Long-Term Care & Elder Law Practice. Ms. McLernan focuses her practice on the defense of long-term care and assisted living facilities.

Prior to joining Lewis Brisbois, Ms. McLernan clerked for the Honorable Joseph P. Quinn, P.J.Cv. in Monmouth County. As a law clerk, Ms. McLernan managed the judge's motion calendar and was responsible for conducting legal research and drafting written decisions for summary judgment and dispositive motions in various areas of civil law, particularly in medical malpractice matters. During her clerkship, Ms. McLernan also became certified as a New Jersey mediator and conducted mediation conferences between litigants to facilitate settlement.

Following her clerkship, Ms. McLernan joined a prestigious Monmouth County firm and concentrated her practice in complex medical malpractice defense matters on behalf of New Jersey hospitals, physicians and nurses. Ms. McLernan assisted in all aspects of litigation including answering written discovery, taking depositions, preparing and arguing various motions, and drafting Appellate Court briefs.


New Jersey

U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey


Monmouth County Bar Association


Seton Hall University School of Law

Juris Doctor, 2015

Villanova University

Bachelor of Arts, Psychology, 2011

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