Capell & Howard P.C. Attorneys At Law Montgomery & Auburn/Opelika, AL

Tara H. Chambliss

Associate
Phone

(334) 241-8020


email

Tara.Chambliss@chlaw.com

Tara Chambliss is from Prattville, Alabama. Prior to pursuing a career in law, Tara had a successful career working as an Alabama Licensed Professional Engineer and National Bridge Inspection Standards Certified Bridge Inspector.

Although Tara had an interest in studying law early on, she was persuaded that her strong mathematical and analytical skills were well suited for a career in engineering — and they were. She worked in bridge design and maintenance for several years before she and her husband, also a civil engineer, opened a small firm. There, it was necessary to hone new skills that allowed her to manage not only design projects but also business operations, human resources, and client retention. During that time, Tara never lost interest in the law, as it was vital that she stay abreast of issues and changing conditions affecting her industry, her employees and her bottom line. Pursuing a legal career was a change of direction, but not a radical one.

Tara graduated, summa cum laude, from the Thomas Goode Jones School of Law, where she served as Managing Editor of the Law Review (2022-23) and was a member of the National Moot Court Team. She received the James J. Carter Scholarship Award and 16 Best Paper Awards. Although she may be a new attorney, Tara is not new to many of the issues facing her clients.


Education

J.D., summa cum laude, Thomas Goode Jones School of Law, 2023
B.S., Auburn University, 1992

Bar Admissions

Alabama, 2023


Honors and Awards

Managing Editor, Faulkner Law Review, 2022–2023
James J. Carter Scholarship Award
Thomas Goode Jones School of Law, Dean’s List, 2020–2023
Thomas Goode Jones School of Law, 19 Best Paper Awards, 2020–2023
Most Outstanding First Year Student, 2021
Winner of the Winter Case Note Competition, 2021
Finalist in Vernon Hein Closing Argument Competition
Finalist in John Garman Moot Court Competition

Publications and Lectures

Published comment in the Faulkner Law Review: Torres v. Texas: State Sovereign Immunity Falls to Congress’s War Powers But States Can Still Muster a USERRA Defense (Vol. 14, Fall 2022, Issue 1)

Memberships, Affiliations, and Activities

Alabama State Bar
Women’s Section of the Alabama State Bar
Montgomery County Bar Association
American Inns of Court, Hugh Maddox Chapter
Ingram State Technical College Foundation, Board Member
Distinguished Young Women of Autauga County, Volunteer
Prattville Service League, Sustaining Member

Other Professional Experience

Chambliss Engineering, LLC, President and Managing Engineer
Assistant Bridge Maintenance Engineer, Alabama Department of Transportation

 


Contact Information

150 South Perry Street
Montgomery, Alabama 36104

p: (334) 241-8020

f: (334) 323-8888

Tara.Chambliss@chlaw.com

Legal Assistant

Teresa Hudson

p: (334) 241-8022

f: (334) 323-8888

Teresa.Hudson@chlaw.com

Paralegal

Lisa Losole

p: (334) 241-8075

f: (334) 323-8888

Lisa.Losole@chlaw.com